Zach Brackett, Lead Pastor
What I do: As Lead Pastor Zach is the one who preaches most Sundays, oversees the vision and direction of the church and works to align the staff, volunteers and ministries towards the vision.
About me: Holding a Master’s of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (with a Minor in Leadership), from Christopher Newport University, Zach has been in ministry for over a decade. He and his wife, Melody, met during their freshman orientation at college and were married just a few months after graduation. With two preschoolers, Dawson and Selah, in the house, Zach enjoys spending his free-time investing his time and energy in being the best husband and father that he can.
John Norwood, Asst. Pastor
What I do: John leads our young adult ministry which involves Sunday morning Bible study and coordinating special events. On Wednesday’s John can be found helping the Pastor pick up kids for “Pastor’s Pals” and joining the men’s group in their mid-week Bible study.
About me: This is John’s second go-around with Lazybrook Baptist Church. From 2005 to 2007 he was our Minister to Students and now he is back as our Interim Associate Pastor. He graduated from Howard Payne University and completed seminary at George W. Truett (Baylor University). John’s ministry passions include personal ministry, prayer, and promoting fellowship within the church. Like Pastor John, John Norwood is a bit of a gym rat – which is a good thing because, like Chris, John Norwood likes to cook!
What I do: Lena is the part time church secretary who assists the pastor and staff members in the office. Her responsibilities in the office consist of answering phones, maintaining current membership records and guest information, ordering supplies and Sunday school literature. She and her husband Efrain Segovia Sr. serve as the lead team for our Children’s Church Ministry on Sunday mornings.
About me: Lena has been on staff since September 2008. She has been a member of Lazybrook since March of 1997. Her husband Efrain Sr. is a deacon in the church and part of the technical team that works the sound booth on Sunday mornings. Lena has 4 children: Efrain Jr. is the music intern and the youth band leader, Jacob plays the bass on Sunday mornings and is part of the youth band, Megan is part of the youth band and helps in extended child care on Sunday mornings, and Ariel helps in extended child care as well. Lena and her family love The Lord and serve whenever needed.
Ryan Farmer, Children’s Ministry Intern
What I do: Ryan is helping to lead Kidzone on Sunday nights and helps Pastor Neesley on Sunday and Wednesday nights with the van and apartment ministries. Ryan also enjoys assisting others, and meeting any need that may arise.
About me: Ryan grew up at Lazybrook Baptist Church, and has been attending since he was just a baby. He is currently studying at Lone Star College in Tomball. Ryan’s whole family serves quite frequently at the church, and his mother Deborah is the VBS Director. Subsequently, he has spent many late nights at the church helping set up or take down decorations for VBS- being the son of the director has its ups and downs. He has two younger sisters, Amber and Sarah, and a little dog named Toby. Ryan loves to read, listen to music, and play video games with friends. He also loves to hang out with people, whether it’s with best friends, family, or strangers.