Staff & Elders

Seth Adams

Men's Ministry Pastor & Facilities Director

Seth grew up in Tomball and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches with a degree in business.  He has also taken classes at The College of Biblical Studies here in Houston.  He has attended GBC since 2008 where he met and ...


Matt Vaughan

Youth Pastor

Matt grew up in Houston and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 2014. He worked for a private oil & gas company as a production engineer for two years and volunteered with Heights Young Life before being ...


Luke Brawner

Worship Pastor

With the exception of a couple years in his early twenties spent serving in the mission field in Haiti, Luke has lived most of his life in Texas. He and his wife, Lacie both grew up in Fort Worth and moved to Houston in September 2009 to serve on ...


West Brazelton

Senior Pastor & Elder

West was born and raised in Houston and attended college at the University of Texas at Austin. Almost immediately after becoming a Christian his freshman year, West started volunteering in youth ministry and worked with youth for the remainder of ...


Kristin Cameron

Director of Operations

Kristin grew up in Houston and attended the University of Texas at Austin, and she moved back to Texas after living in Colorado for a year following graduation. Prior to joining the staff at GBC, she worked in Business Development at an accounting ...


Wes Carpenter

Missions Pastor

Before feeling the call to return to his hometown of Houston in 2009, Wes spent two years in Brooklyn, NY as a Teach for America corps member after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. After pursuing several entrepreneurial ventures ...


Daniel Earnest

Small Groups Pastor

Daniel was born and raised in Houston and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in finance. Daniel joined staff in 2012 and currently serves as the Small Groups Pastor. He has been married to his wife Kelsey since 2011 and ...


Mike Maddry

Family Pastor

Mike grew up in Denton, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Finance. He and his wife, Libba, married right after graduation and moved to Austin where he was a banker for three years. He served on Young Life staff for 20 ...


Mimi Epps

Small Groups Coordinator

Mimi was born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University. Shortly thereafter Mimi received a Masters Degree in Education. She taught for 8 years at Yellowstone Academy before joining the staff at Grace Bible Church in ...


Terri Langford

Children's Ministry Preschool Coordinator

Terri was born and raised in Dallas but moved to Houston in 2007 when she married her husband, Gary. Together they have attended GBC since the movie theater days. Terri has enjoyed teaching Sunday School for the past six years and is excited to h ...


Sarah Browder

Missions & Mercy Coordinator

Sarah grew up in Texas before attending the University of Southern California where she graduated with an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree in 2011. She has spent the last five years working in the commodity trading and midstream sectors of ...


Brooke McGill

Events Team Coordinator & Office Assistant

Brooke was born and raised in a small town in southern Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University, where she focused on Health Administration studies. She moved to Houston after meeting her husband Lunden in 2011, and worked in Healthcare Human ...


Ranelle Woolrich

Director of Women's Ministry

Ranelle was raised in Oklahoma, but having been born in Texas and raised by parents who were Texans, has always called herself a Texan. After graduating from the University of Kansas, she went on staff with a discipleship youth ministry in M ...

Rodney has been married to his wife, Judy, for 35 years. They have two sons and two grandchildren. Rodney and Judy have attended GBC since 2005, and have been involved with the marriage ministry as well as with leading growth groups and community ...

Forrest and his wife of 27 years, Lura Jane, are involved in GBC’s marriage mentoring program, have led numerous growth and community groups, and have participated in mission trips to Costa Rica. Forrest oversees the mercy ministry as an elder at ...

Brandon has been married to his wife, Marie, for 19 years.  They have been actively involved in leading Growth Groups and Community Groups, and they have participated in mission trips to Turkey and Nepal.  They have three children, Elizabeth, ...

Clif Kennedy


Clif and his wife, Kat have been married for 13 years and have four children; Clay, Evy, Scarlett and Callahan.   Clif and Kat have been partners at GBC since 2013.

Matt Clinger


Matt was raised outside of a small town in northern Indiana and moved to Houston in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University with an engineering degree.  Matt has been attending GBC for 12 years and has been involved with many different ...

Carter and his wife, Natalie, have been attending GBC since 2004.  Married for 11 years, they have three young children.  Carter has led growth groups and community groups, as well as been involved with men’s ministry.

Jeremy and his wife, Crystal, have been married for 10 years and have been partners at GBC for 12 years.  During that time, the Newsoms have been active in the leadership of growth groups and community groups, the finance committee, and global ...