Staff & Leadership

Mike is married to his wonderful wife Shawn. They have four children: three boys and one girl. Mike enjoys the outdoors, Shawn enjoys scrapbooking, and their children enjoy wrestling and ice cream.
Mike Bauer is OakCreek’s pastor. He grew up in New York state, but came to Texas as fast as he could. He loves people and starting new ministries. He has 18 years of ministry experience as associate pastor, youth pastor, and children’s pastor. Mike graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology degree. He most recently served as the associate pastor of Trinity Fellowship in Friendswood, TX. Now, God then moved Trinity to send Mike with a group of people from Trinity Fellowship to start OakCreek.
My wife, Janis, and I joined OakCreek in 2011. In the past year I began to serve on the elder board of the church. The growth of the men’s prayer meetings on Thursdays is exciting to me. It shows maturity in the body of Christ when men faithfully come together and pray. Another area I enjoy participating in is the Growth Groups. We help lead a Sunday morning group and it is really exciting to get together each week and see the spiritual growth of each member of the group over time. To see fruit in people’s lives because of what we do in our group is very rewarding. We recently had another leader multiply from our group to lead the youth, and I see more future leaders developing from our church Growth Groups.
Cooking outdoors is one of my favorite things to do and I especially like to prepare a variety of things in my outdoor smoker. I also have a backyard vegetable garden most of the year and my favorite physical activity is swimming in our backyard pool. We frequently get to enjoy these things with our son, Tim, and his wife, Heidi, who live in the Houston area also.
Janis and I share an interest in travel and photography. When we travel we like to participate in active outdoor activities such as jet skiing, riding four-wheelers or hiking and we take turns using our camera and special lenses to capture the scenery and fun moments we are blessed to experience together.
A founding member, I have been with OakCreek since day one. I serve as an Elder, Sunday School Teacher, Trail Life Troop Leader, and have other duties as assigned or assumed.
I love to watch folks “light” turn on as we study the Bible together. I look forward to more young Christians and seekers learning the nature of our Lord and seeing their “light bulb” moments. I also enjoy playing with my 9 kids, camping, scouting, studying God’s word, praying and working in Mission Control at Johnson Space Center
I have been married for 30 years to a wonderful lady from Dallas, Texas. We have 9 children ages 28 to 13. Two of our sons are married. We have one lovely little granddaughter who is about 1.5 years old.