In 1979 Mark married Marcia, his high school sweetheart. The Deans have two grown children: Sarah, who works in elementary education, and Bryan, who works in sports management. Mark loves being a grandfather to Avery and Isabella.
Previously Mark was the pastor of First Baptist Church of Ganado, Texas from 1987 – 1997 and Clark Baptist Church of Gonzales, Texas 1984 – 1987.
Mark’s passions are visiting with people; seeing God at work in lives; teaching the Word of God; applying truth in a simple, understandable way; building a Christ Culture; going where no one else will go to do what no one else will do; and sitting under a mango tree with the Mankanya people of West Africa. Mark also enjoys sharing a meal with friends; reading; and watching athletic events, especially where his students are playing.
Bill is almost a native Houstonian, being born in Chicago but moving to Houston at two months old. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1997 with a degree in Marketing, and attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
In 2005, Bill married his precious wife, Sunshine. As each year passes, he realizes more and more that he married way out of his league! Bill and Sunshine have two amazing and energetic boys, Jordan and Ryan. As a family, the one thing they love the most is to be together.
Bill has always been passionate about raising up the next generation to follow Christ. He loves to build teams, lay out strategies to accomplish goals, communicate God’s word, initiate relationships with people, and invest in their lives. Bill also loves both watching and playing sports, reading books, wrestling with his boys, and any home project with his wife.
Pastor of Worship
His musical gift was first nurtured in the small Pentecostal church he grew up in, and later he studied music theory and composition at Los Angeles City College. He has since earned his BA in Liberal Arts from the University of St. Thomas, Houston.
Oliver worked with the R&B group “The Gap Band” from 1979 to 1983. While with the band he also launched a songwriting and music production career.
In 1987 Oliver began service in full-time ministry as a minister of music and moved to Houston, Texas. He has worked in that capacity for more than thirty years while staying active as a songwriter and music producer.
Oliver and his wife Evelyn met while they were both in college. They have six adult children and five grandchildren. Oliver loves golf, basketball, walking and bike riding.
Oliver has served as Pastor of Worship since 2012 at Sienna Ranch Baptist.
Youth Pastor (Interim)
Scott has been with Sienna Ranch/Colony Baptist since 2000 and has been serving in the Children’s Ministry for over 15 years and in the Youth Ministry for over 6 years. Scott has a passion and calling for teaching kids about the love of Christ and encouraging their spiritual growth.
Sunshine and Bill have two amazing boys who bring them a great deal of joy, along with a great need for coffee! Sunshine has a passion to help equip parents and encourage them to be their children’s primary faith trainers. When Sunshine isn't chasing after their boys, you’ll probably find her enjoying Mexican food, hanging out with family and friends, and taking way too many pictures!
Katie and Troy have five amazing children that keep them on their toes. She has a real passion for children and their families. Katie’s goal is to help equip parents to teach their children about Jesus Christ in everyday life. When Katie’s not busy wrangling kids, you can find her catching up with friends or trying out a new recipe.
Special Needs Ministry
Brandie owned a home daycare for five years. After running the daycare, she then took a position at Baines Middle School, in the special education department. She primarily works in the Life Skills/SAILS classroom, but has also worked as an instructional aide in general education and resource classes.
As the new leader of the Special Needs Ministry, Brandie is dedicated to bringing the word of God to everyone in a manner in which they are able to comprehend.
Office Manager/Financial Secretary
Jennifer adores children and loves to chase her granddaughters around, read to them, or sit on the floor and just play. She is an animal and nature lover and marvels at the intricacy and beauty of God’s creations. Snorkeling, scuba, boating and snow skiing all rank high on her list of favorite vacation activities. Everyday activities include enjoying her family, friends, dog Frisco, and good food.