Lead Pastor

Tyler M. McKinney

Tyler McKinney grew up in Pasadena, Texas in a Christian home where his parents ran a street ministry called "Youth on the Rock." At the beginning of high school his family moved to Pearland, where he graduated in 2006. During that time Tyler began to experience God's calling into ministry under former Shadycrest Youth Pastor Clint Gray.

Tyler attended East Texas Baptist University, where he Majored in History and Minored in Christianity. The Lord continued to pursue Him in an undeniable way after college as he sought a teaching career. He knew, however, that nothing short of total surrender to the call of ministry would satisfy what the Lord had anchored in his heart and became a licensed minister in 2011 at Shadycrest Baptist Church.

In 2012, Tyler married his high school sweetheart Lindsey (Netherland). They have four boys Cooper, Case, Corban, and Caleb.

Tyler began to volunteer as youth Pastor at Shadycrest and a year after that, he was asked to take on the title Interim Youth Pastor.

At the time he also worked as a teacher in Pasadena Independent School District. He is excited to have the opportunity to serve with Shadycrest as Lead Pastor. Tyler believes that the vision that God has given them is divinely appointed and aligned. He is extremely eager to help equip the people of Shadycrest to do what God has called them to do in their lives and to help them fulfill the great commission.

Tyler received his Master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2020. 

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Donald R. Hintze

Donald Hintze began serving Shadycrest in January 2018, following his retirement as Director of Missions for the Gulf Coast Baptist Association.


Donald graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Following his studies at LSU he went on to receive a Masters of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1977.


His early ministry career included service at the following churches:

  • Reddell Baptist Mission, Reddell, LA - Pastor

  • Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove, LA - Pastor

  • McLaurin Heights Baptist Church, Pearl, MS - Director of Youth & Education

  • Temple Baptist Church, Clute, TX - Pastor

He later began work for the Gulf Coast Baptist Association as Associate Executive Director and was elected to serve as the Executive Director in 2003.

Donald and his wife Debbie reside in Clute, Texas. They have two sons; Phillip, his wife Jenny and their children, Jackson, Micah, Brittany, Katie; and Josh, his wife Ashley and their children, Brady and Oliver. Our congregation has developed a keen sense of love and appreciation for both Donald and Debbie during the time they have been with us. 

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Discipleship Pastor

Bill Himmel

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Joe Glass

Worship Leader


Chrystal Thompson

Nursery Director


Jaime Cole

Children's Ministry Director

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Janet Kelly


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Laura Torres

Financial Secretary


Myles Garrison


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Kirby Montgomery