Chris Quinto and his wife Courtney live in Northwest Houston with their three children, Bryson (8), Harlie (5), and Everett (3). They met 11 years ago in Amarillo, TX while Chris was serving in a Student Ministry and have been married for 10 years.
Chris has served in Student Ministry full time for the last nine plus years at three different churches all over the great state of Texas. For a little over a year Chris has felt the Lord calling him out of Student Ministry and into something new, that something being Church Planting. After participating in the HCPN Functional Residency last year the call to plant a church was confirmed and Chris and Courtney are excited to jump into planting to see people come to know Jesus in a new way or for the first time!
Deon was raised in Houston, Texas. His mother introduced him to Jesus at an early age and as a result he later heard the gospel preached at the church his uncle pastored and God opened his heart. He later joined and was baptized at Greater Pure Light in Houston, Texas. After being there for about 2 years, he joined the Good Shepherd Baptist Church where he faithful served for over 13 years in multiple capacities from usher, Sunday school teacher, deacon, ordained minister and elder.
After graduating from the College of Biblical Studies along with teaching he also began to create teaching curriculums for vacation bible school, Sunday school and bible study classes. Through these experiences God has given him passion to lead today’s un-churched generation to a closer, more intimate relationship with God. To such a degree, they become worshippers of God with a passion to help enhance the Kingdom. Deon is married to Shiwanna Archer and look forward to God blessing them with children someday.
Deon joined the ministry of Higher Expectations Church with the blessing the Good Shepard Baptist Church leadership in 2016, where he is serving as the resident church-planting intern with the goal of planting in early 2019 in Northeast Harris County.
Sammy grew up in the Houston area as a pastor's kid. He and his wife Beth have 3 kids, Benjamin (7) Leah Kate (5) and Asher (2), and live in Southwest Houston. He loves spending time with God's people, sharing their stories and their lives. He loves Astros baseball (even when they stank), exploring the city, and good coffee.
While attending HBU as a pre-med and music student Sammy met his wife and began pursuing God's call as a pastor. That journey has led Sammy through youth ministry, itinerate preaching/worship ministry, church worship ministry, college/young adults ministry, and even a brief stint as an administrative pastor. All of this has helped shape and prepare Him for the task of planting a church. When Sammy approached Beth about the idea of church planting in 2015, her response was, "I knew you going to bring that up!"
Sammy is planting Cistern Church in the Southwest corner of the 610 loop. Sammy has a BA in Christianity and Music from HBU and a MACE from SWBTS. Beth is a registered nurse and a homeschooling mom.
Tyler Ballew is an aspiring church planter who loves the city of Houston. He is a passionate husband to Jessica, a changed man by the blood of Jesus and loves good conversation over a good meal.
Tyler is currently enrolled in Midwestern Theological Seminary and has recently finished a two-year church planting residency with the Austin Stone Community Church.
Since September, he has joined the Houston Church Planting Network’s finishing residency. Both Tyler and Jessica are excited about joining Seven Mile Road as part of the residency. They are grateful for the vision and care of Pastor Jeremiah and the rest of the 7MR staff. God has convicted and called this family to plant a Biblical church that engages people with love, disciples toward Jesus and multiplies churches for His glory. As a family, they are passionate about reaching the nations through the city of Houston and seeing the gospel push back darkness.
Tyler and Jessica enjoy exploring new restaurants, playing board games and making good coffee.
Guy and his wife Becca have been married for fifteen years. They have three boys; Isaiah (11), Elijah (9) and Jude (2). Guy was born and raised in Houston and Becca was raised in Austin. Guy attended the College of Biblical Studies – Houston, and earned a BS in Christian Leadership.
Ten years ago, Guy and Becca gathered in their living room with a few friends and family members and have spent the past ten years in pastoral ministry. God has proven himself faithful and shown them that, through all the heartache and joys of pastoral ministry, his grace is sufficient.
They live in Conroe, a rapidly growing and diverse part of Houston with a wonderful variety of races and culture. God is supplying much needed training and mentorship through HCPN’s finishing residency as the Glass family plants a Christ-centered, gospel-driven church in the Conroe area for the glory of Jesus.
Christian Moore is a husband, friend, disciple maker, church-planting pastor and follower of Jesus. He is in love with his wife Gosia and avid cyclist. He loves Gospel preaching, Texas BBQ and learning languages.
Christian finished with a Bachelor’s in missions from MBC&S, a small Bible College in Maryland, then went on to participate and lead church planting teams to Poland and Ukraine. After 11 years on the field in Eastern/Central Europe, they returned to Maryland and served in their home church where Christian was on the faculty at MBC&S. While teaching he’d lead mission trips with his students to former Yugoslavia, Central Asia, Russia, and the 10/40 window.
Christian with his wife, now live in Spring Texas, but he is originally from Boston, MA. HIs wife Gosia, is from Krakow, Poland where they met while church planting there. They moved to the area a year ago after overseeing a church replant in the Philadelphia area for 5 years.
Last year he met Houston Church Planter’s Network, who have been an incredible blessing. They are both passionate about what God has in store for a church plant with EverGrace Church in the Spring, Woodlands area. Christian spends his free time cycling, reading, and writing.
Chris Kipp is a husband, father, pastor and aspiring church-planter. He met his beautiful wife, Casey, while serving as a college pastor at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Chris and Casey have been married for eleven years and have three amazing boys, William (9), Dawson (6), and Finn (5). As the son of an architect, Chris has always loved the arts, specifically music, graphic design and media technology.
Chris entered full-time ministry after completing college in 2001 through which he has been engaged in leading worship, media and technology, college ministry, small group ministry, missions and disciple-making. While serving as a worship pastor in Round Rock, Texas, Chris felt a distinct call to church-planting specifically in Richmond, Texas.
Chris has been serving as Pastor of Worship and Community at Crossings Community Church in Katy, Texas, since 2015. Crossings is excited to send out Chris and Casey and their core team as they plant in Richmond. Chris feels extremely humbled and honored to be equipped through the Houston Church Planting Network Finishing Residency and looks forward to what God has in store this year.
Carlos Eliel Rebollar was born in Miguel Aleman, MX, a border town connected to Roma, TX by an international bridge. He moved to Houston with his mother at the age of 3, so he considers himself a Houstonian through and through. He met his wife, Chelsea, through her pastor at the time, having initially connected because they both had a heart for East End Houston. They have been happily married since November 7th, 2015. Chelsea is a 4th grade math teacher in one of East End’s Title 1 schools.
In addition to her passion to serve our neighborhood’s under-resourced families through education, she also has a heart for the sex trafficked women trapped in brothels disguised as cantinas that are scattered throughout our area. To that end, she started an awareness organization called Freedom 4 East End (F4EE) to bring awareness to this evil.
Carlos has sensed a call to vocational ministry since becoming a Christian in 2006. That call was crystalized and made clear about 6 years later when God would confirm his call to plant a church in East End Houston. He is currently a full-time church planting resident at Sojourn Montrose as he prepares to navigate the difficult waters of church planting in the near future. He’s also gone back to school at the College of Biblical Studies for further preparation. He’s a lover of all local sports teams (especially the Rockets), tacos, and 90’s Hip-Hop music.