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Staff & Elders

Blaine Hooper

Pastoral Associate of Small Groups

Blaine grew up all over the world following his dad’s military career. After studying at Rice University, Blaine commissioned as an Army officer. In 2010 he was severely wounded in Afghanistan, and then transitioned to civilian life to pursue God’s ...


Seth Adams

Men's Ministry Pastor & Facilities Director

Seth graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches with a degree in business, and has also attended the College of Biblical Studies here in Houston.  He began partnering with GBC in 2008 and joined our staff in 2015.  He also met ...


Michael Brady

Worship Pastor

Michael and his wife Nina have been married for 10 years and have three children. They are from a small Texas town and moved to Houston in 2009. Michael has been leading worship for over a decade and holds a degree in Music Theory from Houston ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Emmarie Clark

Children's Ministry Director

Emmarie was born and raised in a small town in North Carolina.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied Exercise & Sport Science.  She spent a year after college as an intern with Cru in East Asia and ...


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 ...


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 ...


Martha O'Neal

Women's Discipleship Resident

Martha is a proud native of Ruston, Louisiana, where she also attended Louisiana Tech University.  After graduation, she spent a year as a resident at Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. At the end of her residency, she accepted the job ...


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 ...


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 ...


Ranelle Woolrich

Women's Discipleship Director

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 ...


Brandon has been married to his wife, Marie, for 20 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, ...

Matt Myers


Matt and his wife Paula have been married for over 35 years.  They are originally from the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest area, but have lived out of town for most of their marriage.  They have three adult children who are all married, and three ...

Zach Snider


Zach and his wife, Sarah, started attending GBC in 2006.  During that time, they have enjoyed being a part of GBC's Youth Ministry, Growth Groups, Community Groups, Children's Sunday School, and Marriage Ministry.  Zach and Sarah have three young ...

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.

Daniel Droog


Daniel and his wife Julie have been married for 20 years and have been actively involved at GBC for 15 years.  During that time, the Droogs have lead several growth groups and community groups, and been involved in different ministries.  Daniel ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...