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. 

    Email Kent - klandry@southminpres.org

  • Andrew Keyes - Associate Pastor of Family Ministries

    Andrew was called to Southminster in June of 2013. A graduate of Texas A & M and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, he has years of experience in church camping and recreation. His areas of major responsibility are family ministries (youth and children), leading Chapel with Southminster School, assisting in worship, and other discipleship ministries of Southminster. Andrew is passionate about helping families at Southminster take their next steps as disciples of Jesus. 

    Email Andrew - akeyes@southminpres.org

  • 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. 

    Email David - dnorthcutt@southminpres.org

  • 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. 

    Email Pam - pdrake@southminpres.org

  • 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.

    Email Mary - mfarley@southminpres.org

  • Richard Clement - Facilities Coordinator

    Richard joined the Southminster family in July of 2020. Richard was born in the small town of Monticello Arkansas but has lived in Texas for over 50 years. Over 20 of those years have been in Houston and the other 20 he lived in Pearland. He graduated from Lamar High School and the University of Houston with a degree in Business administration. He has two wonderful daughters, Elizabeth and Emma. Richard is very excited to bring over 20 years of facilities management experience to the Southminister family, and looks forward to contributing to the church and school in any way he can. 

    Email Richard - rclement@southminpres.org

  • Neta-Lee Ferguson - Head of Southminster School

    Neta-Lee was lead to serve Southminster School as its Head of School in the summer of 2020. With a B.B.A. from Mary Harden-Baylor (1977) and an M.Ed from Houston Baptist (1994), she brings experience from 15 years in the business world and 27 years in the world of education. Working with children in learning and play situations, watching them grow is the mission she feels drawn to. Neta-Lee and her husband Mike have lived in Fort Bend County since 1978 raising two daughters with children of their own now. You may have crossed paths with Neta-Lee through her leadership roles in the various youth sports leagues in the community.

    Email Neta-Lee - NFerguson@southminsterschool.org

  • 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.

    Email Carly- chakwins@southminsterschool.org

  • Kay Zeck - Southminster School Registrar

    Ms. Kay Zeck has been with Southminster School since January of 1994. She began her journey with Southminster when Susan Evans, the preschool director at that time, called and encouraged her to come and teach a preschool class that she was starting. She then continued to teach preschool for 3 more years and, then grabbed the opportunity to move to the office as an office assistant. She became the School Registrar in 2010. Ms. Zeck feels truly blessed to be a part of the Southminster School family. She feels even more blessed that 3 of her 5 grandchildren have attended this wonderful school.

    Email Kay - kzeck@southminsterschool.org