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Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
 
Pastor Joe and JanPastor Joe Byers serves as our Senior Pastor.  
Joe was born in Greenville, Mississippi, but spent his teen years in Burkburnett, Texas.  He met his wife, Jan, in high school.  They were married in 1973 and their son, Andy, was born in 1981. 

Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas in 1975.  He completed over 30 hours towards a Master of Religious Education degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has taken extension work with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

 After serving a church in Texas and one in Louisiana, Joe became the student pastor of First Baptist Church in Artesia, New Mexico.  After ten years in this position he became the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Kirtland, New Mexico and led this church thirteen years before moving to Deming to serve there for 8 years. 

Bruce Morrison, Senior Adults & Missions Pastor

Pastor Bruce and his wife, Jane, have been serving at Church at the Butte as Senior Adult/Missions minister since March of 2011.  Prior to accepting the call to our Church, Bruce was Pastor of Mora Valley Baptist Church in northern New Mexico. He spent 33 years in the secular field  before being called into the ministry. He spent 25 years with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish as a Conservation Officer and Wildlife Biologist and 8 years with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission as a wildlife disease specialist. He was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico and raised in Cimarron, New Mexico.  After high school, Bruce spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy with one tour of duty in Vietnam and married the love of his life, Jane Springer. Bruce loves working with the senior adults at CATB and has a passion for missions.

Robin Young, Administrative Assistant. Robin has served as our Administrative Assistant since March of 2010, she can answer most of your questions. She and her husband, John, have a son, Caleb.

The Shepherd’s Team serves along side the pastors to lead and care for our faith family.  Suggestions, needs, ideas and opportunities are shared with the pastors and Shepherd’s Team to enrich the church communication and effectiveness.

We are governed, by our congregation and lead by our Pastors and the Shepherd’s Team.  Our membership is made up of Christians from many different religious backgrounds.  We do not focus on our difference, but major on our common loyalty to Jesus Christ, while sharing His message of love and hope with others.