Pastor Don Pope

Bro. Don entered the ministry after spending 25 years in the U. S. Navy. He has a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Prior to coming to Garden Road Baptist, he served churches in Virginia, Arkansas, Puerto Rico and Iceland. He has faithfully served the congregation since 2001. He is married to Judith and they have two children and five grandchildren. He is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.


Fred Dickens

Fred is a native Texan and has been a minister of music for over 35 years. He came to Garden Road Baptist in 2003. In addition to leading worship, he and his two sisters have formed the group - the Dickens Family Singers and have sung Southern Gospel music throughout the Houston area. They have produced one album as a group and one solo album. Fred has been married to Barbara for 35 years. They have two sons and two grandkids who are twins - a boy and a girl. He has also worked for Pearland and Alvin ISD for 25 years and enjoys cooking and fishing in his spare time.



Karen Netzel

Karen has been the church secretary since June 2008. She is married to Ralph and they have two children and two grandchildren. She attended Pearland High School and has been in the area for over 40 years. She enjoys reading and spending time with her grandchildren.


Billie Christman

Billie has faithfully been our piano player for over 25 years.  She always has a smile on her face and has been married to her husband Boyd for over 50 years.