Our Teaching Team

Meet our Teaching Team

Ken Werlein

Founding Pastor

Ken Werlein is founding pastor of Faithbridge and a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Asbury Theological Seminary. In 1998, the Lord called Ken to plant a church in Northwest Houston with the mission to make more and stronger disciples of Jesus Christ.

Ken prioritizes family time with his wife, Suzanne, and their two sons, Wesley and William.

Ben Stuart


Ben grew up in Houston and graduated from Texas A&M in 1998. He served as a youth pastor at Faithbridge for five years and went on to receive a degree in Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. After serving as Executive Director for Breakaway for over a decade, Ben now leads the new Passion City Church in Washington, D.C. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Donna, and their three children.

Ben’s passion in life is knowing God and making Him known.

Clay Scroggins

Bible Teacher

Clay Scroggins is the former lead pastor of Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the author of How To Lead In A World Of Distraction and How to Lead When You’re Not In Charge. He has a master’s degree and a doctorate with an emphasis in online church from Dallas Theological Seminary, and lives in Atlanta with his wife, Jenny, and their five lively children, Lucy, Jake, Sally, Cooper, and Whit.

Connie Beaver

Preschool Director

Connie Beaver has been a part of the Faithbridge family for 15 years, and has been on staff with our Kids team for 8 years! As a Bible teacher, Christ follower, former educator, working mom, and Kids minister, Connie brings a vibrant spirit and breadth of wisdom to our church.

Connie loves reading, dancing, and raising her two kids with her husband, Blake.

Dan Slagle

Bible Teacher

Dan Slagle, a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary, originates from Atlanta, GA. Dan served on Faithbridge staff full-time for 15 years as the Care and Bridging Pastor, and now dedicates his time and passions to equipping leaders overseas with International Leadership Institute.

Dan is particularly passionate about the local church and enjoys training pastors around the world. Outside of church Dan can be found running, painting, or reading something by or about JRR Tolkien. Dan and his better half, Becky, have four daughters–Georgia, Erika, Adeline, and Vivian.

Duffy Robbins

Bible Teacher

Duffy Robbins, professor of youth ministry at Grove City College in PA, is a widely-respected leading voice in youth and family ministry and a bestselling author. Duffy is well known for his insights, inspiration and humor, both in the classroom and as he travels the world speaking to teenagers, youth leaders and parents of teens.

Duffy is a favorite returning speaker at Faithbridge.

Lizi Bailey

Worship Pastor

Lizi Bailey has led worship at Faithbridge for over 10 years, and serves full time as our Worship Pastor. A talented singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Lizi is passionate about seeing the body of Christ engage in creative, authentic worship of our King. Lizi loves nature, good conversation, and discovering what it means to become a fully alive human who knows her God.

Lizi and her husband, Matthew, have five children: Ezra, Silas, Lyric, Sunny, and Daisy.

Steve Carter

Bible Teacher

Steve Carter is a pastor, speaker, author, podcast host, sports enthusiast, and the former lead teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago.

Steve’s passion is to bring Jesus into everything he does. A gifted teacher, Steve spends his days crafting sermons, messages, blog posts, and books to encourage people in their walk with Christ. He describes his work as humbling and vulnerable—a soul-baring process that keeps him dependent, expectant, and grounded in Christ.

Steve lives in Chicago with his wife, Sarah, and their two kids.

Tyler Riley

Online Pastor

Tyler has grown in various roles at Faithbridge and currently serves as our Pastor of Online Ministries. Prior to joining our student ministry team in 2017, he served for five years as the Senior Program Director at Pine Cove’s Crier Creek Family Camp in Columbus, TX.

Tyler graduated in 2013 with a Communication Degree from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX, and loves watching sports, traveling, teaching, and communicating. Tyler has one cat named Jessica.

Statement of Faith

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Spring, TX 77379

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