Our Staff

The Pastoral staff team is led by the Lead Pastor. This team oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. These staff pastors serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church. 

Lead Pastor

Nathan Keating

Communicator. Visionary. Creative. Leader. All these words describe Pastor Nathan Keating. He completed a Bachelors of Theology in Houston in 1990. God then led him to direct student ministries in Longview and Austin, Texas. After serving students at Christian Life Church in Austin for five years, he then became the Pastoral Assistant. During his tenure in Austin, he was elected as Youth President of Texas, directing thousands of youth in annual camps, retreats and conventions. He preaches the gospel in a way that all can understand and live. Pastor Nathan became lead pastor of Parkway Life Church in 2002. God has done tremendous things at Parkway in the years Pastor Nathan has been here and we are excited to see what God will continue to do.

Lead Pastor and Counselor

Adina Keating

Adina Keating has served alongside her husband, Nathan, for the entirety of their ministry together. She plays a key role in helping lead Parkway Life with Pastor Nathan. Adina holds a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. Currently, she does counseling for Parkway Members and anyone who may need that service and always help people point their focus and problems to Jesus in a life-giving way. She is very involved in the day to day life at Parkway and also is very involved in the Parkway Worship Team!

Young Adult Pastor

Brandon Pippin

Brandon Pippin is a key part to every thing that takes place at Parkway Life. Brandon has served this church body in almost every capacity. He is the definition of a true servant! Currently, Brandon Pippin helps pastor the members of Parkway. Brandon also leads our Young Adult Ministry, The Park. He has a vibrant personality that will always make you feel welcomed and loved.

Dream Team Coach

Courtney Pippin

Courtney Pippin has called Parkway home for her entire life. Courtney administrates the day to day workings of Parkway Life and also manages Pastor Nathan's schedules, meetings and more. She also serves as our Dream Team Coach and oversees our Dream Team leaders and members! She is very passionate about helping people find and live out their purpose. She is such a vital part to our staff and our church family!   

Worship Pastor

Scott Popec

While receiving his bachelor’s degree in music from William Carey University and his master’s degree in music from the University of Southern Mississippi, Scott served in many areas of music at Woodlawn Church in Columbia, Mississippi. While there, he served as youth music director, traveled across the south helping churches with their music programs, taught piano and voice lessons. Since then, he has taught music at several Christian colleges. Scott’s passion for God and music is displayed on a weekly basis through leading Parkway Life Church to worship God with conviction, excitement, and a sincere desire to engage and love Him. Outside of music, Scott enjoys hiking, reading a variety of books and spending quality time with friends and family. 

Student Pastor

Alec Keating  

Alec Keating is full of life, passion, humor and has an undeniable love for people. Moving to Parkway Life, when he was just 4 years old, Alec developed a love for this church and the people in it. Alec moved to Birmingham, AL in January of 2017 and pursued a Certificate of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership from Highlands College. During his time at Highlands College, God called him back to Parkway Life to serve the students of this church and of Southeast Texas. He is super excited about what God is going to do through One Students and is on a mission to make heaven crowded! 

Student Pastor

Taylor Keating  


Taylor was born and raised in Enterprise, Alabama. After high school,  Taylor attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she studied music and then went on and graduated from Highlands College in Birmingham, Alabama with a certificate of Ministry Leadership with a focus on Worship. Taylor helps her husband, Alec, lead One students as well as leads the student worship team! She is also the event coordinator and runs all of our social media for Parkway Life! She is passionate about God and people and loves seeing people reach their potential that God created them for! We are so thankful to have Taylor a part of our team!

Kids Pastor

Abby Brian

Abby’s passion for ministry and heart for children makes her the perfect fit as Kids Pastor at Parkway. Abby was born in the beautiful state of Hawaii, but spent most of her life living in Illinois. She attended Christian Life College in Stockton, California, earning dual Bachelor's degrees in both Christian Education and Theology. Abby has an amazing husband Victor, and is Mom to two handsome sons, Zander and Harrison. Prior to their move to Texas, Abby and Victor served together as youth leaders in their home state of Illinois. Abby has a servant’s heart and has served in various ministries in several different capacities. In addition to her position as Kids Pastor, she also currently serves as a member of Parkway’s Prayer Team. Abby and Victor moved to Lumberton and began attending Parkway in 2008. In 2012, Abby began serving in Parkway PreK, and remained there until she accepted the position of Kids Pastor in October 2016. Outside of ministry, Abby enjoys bike riding, baking, and spending time with her family.

Life Pastor

Cody Morgan

Pastor Cody Morgan is passionate about you experiencing life in a way you never have before. Cody serves as our Life Pastor and is over our Life Groups and also is our Life House Pastor. Cody is married to his beautiful wife, Melanie, and they together have three boys, Colton, Carson and Collin. Cody will welcome you every Sunday morning with a big smile and a greta big hug at the front door and is a warm and welcoming place for each person who walks in at Parkway. Cody is also a insurance agent on the side. Cody loves Parkway and looks forward to what God is going to do in your life.