Church Staff


Dr. Bruce Austin, Pastor

Bruce Austin recently celebrated his tenth anniversary as pastor of CNBC.  Dr. B helped the church merge with another Baptist church and build a new church at 2500 Community Ave in McKinney.

"Dr. B" earned his BA fro Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe.  He also holds the master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and the doctor of ministry from Baylor's Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, TX.  His doctoral emphasis was on worship.

Dr. B pastored churches in Corrigan, TX and Bellmead (Waco) before coming to McKinney.  He also served on the staff in churches in Hattisburg, MS, Austin and Denton, TX.

He has been married to wife, Diana, a Monroe native, since 1977.  They have two married children:  Jennifer, married to Hal Bettis, Jr. of Houston, and Seth, married to Lara who reside in McKinney.

Dr. B enjoys preaching, reading, coffee, watching college basketball and working out at the gym.


Tim Thurston, Music Minister

Tim Thurston comes to us from Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas where he sang in the choir and used his gifts in other service to the church.  Tim is a talented church choir director whose experience includes working with church choirs in Dallas, Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie and Tuscon, Arizona.  He is employed full-time with IPS Advisors in Dallas A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Tim is a native of Amarillo.  He enjoys books, movies and creating thoughtful worship experiences for God’s people on Sunday.


Pam Banschbach, Church Secretary

Pam Banschbach has served as Church Secretary since September of 2000. She and her husband, Tom, have three children and five grandchildren.