Meet our staff


    I am an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies in the School of Christian Studies at Wayland Baptist University.  Having felt God’s calling to ministry since I was in junior high school, I attended Hardin-Simmons University (BA, 1990, MA 1995) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDIV 1995, PHD 2002) in preparation for training future church leaders and leading churches in ministry and missions. 

    I currently reside in Plainview, TX (since 2019) with my wonderful wife Leeta (elementary school teacher) and my youngest son Matthew (into tennis and theater).  I also have three other children: Hannah, currently working on her PhD at the University of Dallas; Richard, with his lovely wife Allison, are enjoying life in central Texas; and Caleb, who is attending Dallas Baptist University.

    I have spent over 20 years in Texas churches, and I understand the joys and the struggles of the small and medium-sized church.  I have been blessed by the Christian people who make up these local congregations, and it my calling to undergird these ministries when the opportunity arises.  My most recent full time pastorate was at the Shadow Hills Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas, from 2005-2013. ​

    I am honored to be serving as the interim pastor at Stonebridge Fellowship in Plainview, Tx.  I am excited about the wonderful things that God is planning for our time together.


    Though Plainview is not my hometown, it has become a place that I love tremendously over the last 10 years!  After attending college and earning both my Bachelor's of Arts degree and my Master's of Business Administration in this area, I left for a short period of time to pursue a full-time career in camp ministry.  After serving that ministry for a few years, I felt God lead me to return to the town I love.  I'm currently working towards a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and I love that my heart for service can be used in this position.  I'm here to help and to serve and I can't think of a better place or a more amazing group of people to serve alongside than my Stonebridge family!    


    I started working with college students at a church in Auburn, Alabama during graduate school and began on staff at Stonebridge in the Fall of 2010. I love the energy, the passion, the desire for truth and something real that college students have. That might be why I keep going back to school! I love the enthusiasm that college students have, and I believe God has called me to show them that Christianity is way more than religion or rituals, but that Christ can (and should!) impact every aspect of life in a real and meaningful way. Students bring vitality to the church, and my passion is to help them develop into the future leaders God created them to be. I am so glad to be a part of Stonebridge Fellowship, a church that truly cares about college students.


    My story starts down in Georgia, where I first learned to play the fiddle. I was approached by this devilish looking man who considered himself quite the musician.  Long story short, we battled and I won.  I now own this shiny fiddle made of gold and I've been looking for a place to utilize my skills.  I thought, where best to use and build my creativity skills, than alongside one of the coolest ministry teams I've ever met.  My musical skills may strictly be characterized by playing the air fiddle, but then again... I'm not the music minister.  Hi. I'm Monte.


    My whole life I have loved kids, and I enjoy working with all ages. I knew that I wanted to go into some form of ministry. Junior year of high school I felt God calling me to work with orphaned and abandoned children. Since then my love for children has only grown. I am currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Religious Education to help equip me for that dream. I am so excited to have an opportunity to use the passion and gifts God has given me to work for and serve the children and families of Stonebridge.


    Hi. My name is Kyle Sumner. I currently attend Wayland Baptist University, and am pursuing a degree in Psychology as well as a minor in Religion. I remember growing up in church, and being apart of a youth group that molded me into the Christian I am today. Being able to grow in my faith and understanding of the Father while being alongside my peers, was the turning point in my life. God has placed youth ministry on my heart, and I am striving to create an environment to which students can learn and grow spiritually and relationally with the Father. Creating an environment where everyone, from all walks of life are welcome, and have a place. I am glad to be apart of, Stonebridge Fellowship, a place where you’re not a member of the congregation, but instead you’re family.