Who We Are

Before Southminster became the church that it is today, members began meeting in homes in 1982 to dream about how God was calling them to be a family of faith in Fort Bend County. After many years of meeting in homes, multiple schools and even shared spaces with other churches, Southminster was chartered on October 6, 1985 to help spread the good news of Jesus Christ to Fort Bend County. 150 people became the first family members of Southminster, with an additional 143 joining that first Sunday. Even though some family members have been called elsewhere and new family members have joined us, our commitment remains the same – to exemplify Christ’s love to children, the community and each other through education, service and outreach.

Our Leadership Team

The staff and leadership at Southminster is comprised of men and women who love and care for both our church family and our school family. If you have any questions for our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call the church office to speak with them. 

You can contact the church office at (281) 499-2310

  • Kent Landry  Senior Pastor/Head of Staff

    Kent and his family faithfully responded to God’s call to full-time ministry in 2001, attending Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Austin, Texas). At APTS, Kent was elected by his peers to serve as Student Body President during his senior year, and received his Master of Divinity in 2004. Upon graduation, Kent accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Leland Presbyterian Church in Leland, Mississippi, and was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) on June 13, 2004. Kent accepted a call to serve the Southminster church family in March 2009 and is glad to return home to Texas.


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  • David Northcutt  Parish Associate for Pastoral Care

    David has 46 years experience as a pastor, campus minister, chaplain in V.A. and mental hospitals, and US Air Force Auxiliary chaplain with special training in Critical Incident Stress Management. His primary responsibility is pastoral care, which includes visiting in homes and hospitals, counseling, and working with the Deacons. 

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  • Pam Drake  Church Secretary

    Mrs. Drake has been the administrative assistant/secretary at Southminster Church for over 30 years. She and her husband are charter members. 

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  • Mary Farley  Business Manager

    Mary joined the Southminster family in July of 2020 and is happy to be a part of our leadership team. She comes to us with an extensive accounting and business background, specializing in churches and schools. One of the things Mary enjoys the most about her position is how she can serve the people of the church and school. In her free time, Mary loves spending time with her children, hiking, and baking.

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  • Carly Hawkins  Preschool Director

    Carly started at Southminster in November 2017 after she moved to Texas from California with her husband Kyle and their Husky/German Shepherd mix fur-baby, Gotham.  Carly started as the preschool aide and for the last 2 years she taught Preschool 4s in the Penguin's class. She has taught in a private preschool for 10 years and she believes during that time God has been preparing her for this leadership role. She is passionate about working closely with students and staff, and looks forward to bringing her positive energy and light into our amazing school.

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