OUR Leadership

Pastors & Staff

David Windham

Lead Pastor

Please join us in welcoming David as our new Lead Pastor. David has served the past 15 years on staff at Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch, MS—in roles ranging from Student Ministry, College, Missions, Small Groups, and most recently, Executive Pastor. David and his wife, Claudia met in HighSchool. They have been married for 14 years and have 3 children—Eli, Owen, and Maggie. David received his Master of Divinity in 2011 from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about missions and church planting as well as shepherding the local church.

Alex Phelan

Worship Pastor

I’ve loved music my whole life, but when God got a hold of my heart he gave me a clear direction on how to use that passion for His glory. Jeremiah 20:9 “If I say, I will not mention Him, or speak any more in His name, there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.” This verse has stayed with me over the years and it is my desire to show others how great our God is and the things He has done as we worship together.

Nikki McNatt

Children's Director

My name is Nikki McNatt.  I am married to Chase, and we have three children- Branson, Everette and Carly.  Hernando has been our home for over 30 years, and I am very thankful to get to raise my family here. I joined Riverbend in 2017 as the Director of the Kids Ministry.  I have been involved with the Kids Ministry most of my life and as staff for 8 years.