Rick has served as the senior pastor of Christian Fellowship since the church’s inception in 2003. He has a B.S. in Pastoral Ministry and Evangelism, a master’s Degree in Educational Administration and will soon complete a Master’s of Divinity. He has over 30 years of service in ministry, as well as 20 years in education as a classroom teacher, coach and principal. He has been married to Susan for 27 years. They have three children – Jordan, Chase and Luke, and 4 grandchildren
Jason has served as Associate Pastor since 2010 and before that served as Minister of Pastoral Care. Born and raised in Southeast Texas, Jason has an understanding of the culture and love for the people of this region. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity through Liberty University. His wife Sara is a Kindergarten Teacher in East Chambers. She also volunteers with the youth, children, and music departments at Christian Fellowship.
Angela has served on the staff of Christian Fellowship in various capacities since the church began in 2003 -- as music minister, financial secretary, and now she is transitioning into the role of Executive Pastor. Besides her work at Christian Fellowship, she also teaches music and Latin at Veritas Classical Academy and serves as cantorial soloist for the services at Temple Emanuel of Beaumont. Angela has been married to Chris Breaux since 2010. They attribute part of the success of their relationship to a strong network of Christian friends they have gained through the Monday night young adult life group, in which they have taken part since before they were married.
Jonathan and Amanda Bottoms are the Children’s Pastors for our children’s program VentureKids. They come to us from Waxahachie, Texas. Jonathan grew up in Colorado where his parents pastored while Amanda grew up in the Dallas area. Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Church Ministries from Southwestern Assemblies of God Univerity with an emphasis on Children and Family. He holds to the belief that has a passion for evangelism as well as seeing kids grow in who they are in Christ. Amanda is pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Education. Together, they strive to show kids that Jesus is fun, and that he has a calling and direction for their lives no matter how old they are. You can find our childrens ministry on Instagram @venturekids or on facebook @venturekidsministry check us out and see what we are up to!
Lane Scruggs graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in December of 2014. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Youth and Student Ministries, as well as an Associate’s in both Bible and General Business. His passion is to see teenagers develop a deep and lasting relationship with Jesus, and graduate from high school with a good sense of what God’s purpose is for their lives. His hope is to develop life-long Christians, and believes that this goal can be attained by helping students know what they believe and why they believe it. Lane is engaged to Jolie Hartmann, and plans on getting married in April 2017.
LeAn has spent 14 years in pastoral ministry and 19 years in Market Place Evangelism. She attended Bible College after High School and later graduated and was certified in Interior Decorating. LeAn moved back to Southeast Texas after the passing of her husband in December 2015 and joined the staff at Christian Fellowship in 2016. Alongside her position as Connections Pastor, LeAn’s love for Music and Art allow her to participate in other ministries of the church.