Scott Athey
Lead Pastor

Pastor Scott loves God, and loves people. He is a visionary leader with a desire to help others understand God’s Word in a way that is clear and relevant. His passion to advance God’s kingdom is evident in his leadership and throughout our ministries here at Bear Creek.

Scott grew up in Tampa, Florida. He trusted Christ as Lord & Savior in 1996. God radically changed his life and gave him a burning desire to preach the gospel. He has served in full-time ministry since 2003. He has an undergraduate in Biblical Studies, he received his Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Scott is crazy about his wife Melanie and their 3-children – Mandy, Cody, and Kendall.
He enjoys reading, playing guitar, bike riding, jogging, and drinking good coffee.
Chad Bixler
Student & Missions Pastor
Pastor Chad loves working with young people and has a passion for seeing them grow and thrive in the their faith. Chad has a Masters degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Christian Education. He has been at Bear Creek since 2015. Chad also serves as the Missions Pastor and has led led the church on mission trips to Guatelama, Mexico, Illinois and Kentucky. Chad is married to Lisa Bixler and they have two sons, Sean 23 and Cobey 19.
Mike Mitchell
Worship Pastor
Mike is a graduate of Southwestern Seminary and has served over 25 years in Youth, Children’s and Worship Ministries.  His passion is for every person to draw nearer to Jesus on their journey of faith, whether that is experiencing God’s love for the first time or growing in a deeper level of discipleship.  Mike and his wife, Jennifer live in Granbury with their two sons, Henry, 19 and Sam, 15.  They love music, sports, movies and their dogs, Quincy and Paige.
Lisa Bixler
Children’s Minister
Lisa has served in children’s ministry for over ten years. She has a heart for missions, both local and abroad, and her passion is teaching children about Jesus and how they fit into God’s plan. Lisa is married to Chad Bixler and they have two sons, Sean 23 and Cobey 19.