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Russ Ponder

Senior Pastor

Family: Married to Kim Ponder aka "bride". We've been married since June 17th 1989. We have two young men Branson and Pearce Ponder.

Hobbies: It all changed when we became empty nesters. Now it's watching baseball, and searching the best locally owned coffee shops in whatever city we find ourselves in.

What I love about my ministry: I love the opportunity to share the truth of God's word and see life change happen.

Favorite Bible Verses: The current verse I am preaching is what it feels like most of the time. But if I had to narrow it down to a few that have shaped me more than any others then it would be, Philippians 1:21; 2 Corithians 5:17; Matthew 28:18-20 and all of Psalm 119.

Favorite Movies: Don't go see a lot of movies but I do love the popcorn!

Favorite Foods: 1st choice nothing beats a well cooked ribeye. 2nd I love grilled salmon, last but not least good Mexican food.


Guerrero Olmos

Pastor of Casa De Dios

Logan Sharp

Youth Pastor

Family: Married to his wife Camilla

Hobbies: In Logan's spare time, he enjoy reading books, playing video games, producing the podcast, The Reformed Gamers, and going on adventures with his wife.

What I love about ministry: "I love seeing students hear the call of God in their lives that propels them forward towards Kingdom work."

Favorite Bible Verses: 1 Timothy 4:12; Colossians 3:15-23; Romans 6

Favorite Movies: Captain America: Winter Soldier, Inception, Gladiator

Favorite Foods: Anything that comes wrapped in a tortilla or is sold at Chick-Fil-A.

Chelsi Woods

Worship Minister

Family: A beautiful daughter, Kirkland

Hobbies: In my spare time, I like to read, write, cook, listen to music on vinyl and drink coffee. I’m also a movie buff and an avid Texas A&M Fan.

What I love about ministry: I love that Christ offers hope to the broken I love to see Him use music as a tool to grow closer to Him. I love to see people moved by the Gospel, and lives changed because of what Christ has done on the cross.

Favorite Bible Verses: Psalm 30:11-12 Romans 8, 1 Corinthians 15:10

Favorite Movies: A League of Their Own, Steel Magnolias, Any John Hughes film.

Favorite Foods: I love to try unconventional foods, but my favorite would have to be sushi. I also love watermelon, and I am addicted to chips and salsa and pickle flavored everything.

Luanne Burgin

Ministry Assistant

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