MEET OUR ELDERS
Dr. Chris Alexander
Dr. Chris Alexander was voted in as an elder of Magnolia Bible Church on February 16, 2020.
He frequently teaches the MBC Men’s group on Thursday nights.
In addition to teaching at Magnolia Bible Church,
Chris has helped plant Harvest Bible Church and currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Rosehill Christian School.
Joel was voted in as an elder of Magnolia Bible Church on February 16, 2020.
Previously, Joel served as the Missions teams coordinator. Currently, he leads our marriage enrichment ministry, re|engage, alongside his wife, Amy. They also lead two Community Life Groups at Magnolia Bible Church.
Tim was born and raised in Oklahoma. He married his high school sweetheart, Kristi, in 1981. They have three children and one grandchild. They began attending MBC shortly after moving to Magnolia in 2004.
Tim is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and is a Staff Fire & Process Safety Engineer with Chevron. Tim’s previous church leadership experience includes 6.5 years as deacon/chair at Crossroads Bible Church in
Lewisville, TX, and 1.5 years as Elder at Grace Community Bible Church in Richmond, TX. Tim is also a member of the MBC Worship Team, and the Blackford’s host one of our Community Life Groups.
Robert has lived in Magnolia since 2000 with his wife, Julie, and two children, Allie and Drew. Robert and Julie were married in 1998. Robert has a BBA in Accounting, and an MBA from Texas A&M. Julie has a passion for our youth and is a leader in the MBC Student Ministry.
Robert is part of our worship team and is involved in various strategic planning activities and financial
oversight. He is a senior vice president of Reynolds and Reynolds, where he has worked since 1991.
Dr. Stephen Burrell
Steve has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Grace Theological Seminary and is the Senior Pastor of Magnolia Bible Church. He brings a love and passion for teaching the Bible. Steve's philosophy of preaching comes from Nehemiah 8:8, "They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading."
Steve and his wife of 28 years, Michelle, have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Stephanie. The Burrells love the outdoors, movies, family time, hanging out, and going out for dinner.
Jeff and Robin Toth have five children; Ryan, Corey, Joshua, Cynthia, and Amber. Jeff moved to the Magnolia area in 2001 and helped start a church in the area. Jeff accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in his late teens.
He has a passion for learning the Word of God and seeing Christians mature in the faith though the effective teaching of Scripture. The Toth’s own two franchised
automotive repair facilities. Jeff has served in various positions within MBC and currently helps lead a Sunday morning Adult Bible Study.