Rocky Wyatt

Rocky came to Countryside in May of 1994, when he began serving as Youth Pastor in our Junior High and High School ministries, as well as providing oversight to the College and Career Ministry. In 2004 he became Associate Pastor, with continuing involvement in the Youth and College ministries, as well as ministering in various other areas of shepherding and congregational care. In his current role as Senior Associate Pastor, Rocky provides oversight and encouragement to the staff and ministries of Countryside.

Prior to coming to Countryside, Rocky served in churches in Colorado and California. Rocky is married to Pamela, and has two grown children and nine grandchildren: Curtis and Annie Wyatt and children, Peter, Alice, Emma and Austin, and Jacob & Candace Wyatt and children, Caleb, Joshua, Lydia, Titus and Jubilee. Rocky is also on the board of the organization XL Ministries that promotes internship programs in local churches for the purpose of training men to become pastors.

Tom Pennington

Tom Pennington has served as Pastor-Teacher at Countryside Bible Church since October 2003. Prior to arriving in Texas, he served 16 years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, including as an elder. He spent his last four years there as Senior Associate Pastor and as personal assistant to John MacArthur. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of Grace to You.

Tom completed his B.A. and M.A. at Bob Jones University and served as a member of the faculty while taking additional Ph.D. classes in New Testament Interpretation. In 2013, he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from The Master’s College.

Tom’s role at Countryside includes teaching during the Sunday services, overseeing the church staff, and working with the rest of the elders to provide leadership to the entire church. In addition to his role as Pastor-Teacher, he is actively involved internationally in training pastors in expository preaching. Tom and his wife, Sheila, have three children, Lauren, Katie, and Jessica.