Department: Congregational Pastor
Areas of Ministry: Over site all Pastoral Care and Vision
Family: Married to Lisa (28 years), 2 Children – Lauren (23), Kyle (19), and son-in-law Ross (28)
Came to Faith: 1973
One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: The vastness of the universe that God created.
Snack Food: Chips & Salsa/Chocolate
Movie: Saving Private Ryan
TV Show: Burn Notice
Musical Artist: Bad Company/Foreigner/Eagles
Actor: James Garner
Time of Day: From 10 pm to mid-night/all is quiet
Place in the World: Caribbean/Alaska
Place to Pray: Favorite of all times was on a large rock in the Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, Texas every morning.
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Love Baseball/Football and Street Rods
Scripture: John 10:10
Sports Team: Was the Houston Oilers back in the day. Now – Cisco Loboes
Snack Food: Prunes
Time of Day: 6 AM
Season: Summer – too hot
Place in the World: Don’t really have one
Sports Team: Don’t really have one
Best Thing Someone Said to You: My wife Lisa said, “I love you” and “I do”
Life Motto: “Attitude is everything”
Three People I’d Like to Meet: Jesus, Ronald Reagan, and the next person needing Jesus
My Hero: My dad – Clarence G. “Jabo” Green
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: At 16 in church camp, God placed the desire to serve in ministry in my heart.
Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I am a Real Estate Broker of 28 years, that I want to travel to exotic places, and that I want to retire to Montana on my own 10,000 acre ranch surrounded by Mountains and a river running thru it.
Areas of Ministry: worship
Family: married to Lauren Tyler, no kids yet. Just our dog Kevin.
Came to Faith: 19 years old while in college.
One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating:
Food: a good burger always puts me In a good mood, and Mexican food,
Snack Food: I love flaming hot Cheetos
Movie: too many to choose from
TV Show: scandal, nashville, The Black List
Musical Artist: I like all music and too many to choose from
Actor: Tom hanks, Christian bale, brad Pitt, Matt Damon
Time of Day: sunset
Season: I love winter because I love Christmas! But i like summertime too.
Place in the World: haven't been many places, but I'd like too! Haha
Place to Pray: on a lake
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: fishing, hunting, golf
Scripture: Proverbs 16:9
Sports Team: Texas longhorns, dallas cowboys, Texas rangers
Snack Food: is there one?
Time of Day: I'm not really sure
Season: I like them all but I guess fall
Place in the World: I need to actually travel to be able to answer that
Sports Team: Oklahoma sooners
Best Thing Someone Said to you: I'm not really sure, had lots of great things said to me. I think one of my favorites is hearing my dad tell me he's proud of me.
Life Motto: go big or go home
Three People I’d Like to Meet: Jesus and then it's a long list
My Hero: batman
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: I've had many but I thinks one of my favorite times with God is during worship and hearing the people sing! It's powerful.
Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I love watching "Austin & Ally" on the Disney channel. My nephew and I talk about it all the time! Haha
Lauren Tyler, Worship Arts Pastor
Lauren was born in The Woodlands, Texas with a desire to sing. She loved to sing in church as a child and developed a heart for leading worship as a teenager in her church youth band. Lauren is a very gifted vocalist and songwriter. She has written numerous worship songs being used around the country. Trained in vocal coaching at the University of Texas' Butler School of Music, Lauren has led worship for many years in her local Churches - most recently at Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. She has recorded with various artists and performs and writes songs for a new worship band called 1211. Lauren currently leads worship with her husband Ross at Mountain Top Church in Cisco, Texas, developing a culture that inspires people towards God.
Cory Student Pastor
Department: Youth Minisstry
Areas of Ministry: Youth, Children, College, Worship, Lifegroups, Tech sound engineer
Michelle Heerlein Assimilations Director
Department: Youth Ministry and Assimilations DirectorAreas of Ministry: Youth, Children, College,Worship, Lifegroups, Women'sFamily: Husband Cory, Sons Kadin(8) and Koen(6) and daughter Ayla (2)Came to Faith:As a child, but rededicated at 18One Of The Things I Find Most Fascinating: Water, everything about it…the way it looks, the way it sounds, the way it feels, the way it tastes…even the way it smells. I love to watch it move in every form. Theres nothing cooler than being under the water and looking up at the sky through all the ripples, watching the way it makes everything dance.FavoriteFAVORITEFood: hands down, chocolate….anything chocolate!!SnackFood: besides chocolate…hot and spicy cheez-itsMovie: Ratatouille
TV Show: right now…Grey's Anatomy, Drop Dead Diva and Walking Dead
Musical Artist: well, there's my husband….then maybe Florence and the Machine… she's just my favorite voice (besides Lauren's, naturally) but my fav listen is Bon Iver FOREVER
Actor: Robert Downey Jr. Dude is funny
Time of Day: evening
Place in the World: I don't think I've been there yet
Place to Pray: anywhere dark and quiet…or outside for the obvious inability to deny the presence and hand of God in everything around me
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: I LOVE TO DANCE SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH
Scripture: hard to say, but a constant goodie to meditate on is Jer. 29:11
Sports Team: hate to burst any bubbles, but I really don't care much for sports
Sport: DANCE!! But if I had to choose one that the rest of the world qualifies as a sport, I'd say hockey is the only one that intrigues me. I just wanna see someone throw the gloves off and body check someone…is that so wrong?
LEAST favorite food: shell fish
Snack Food: raw veggies
Time of Day: morning
Season: summer, although I do still love it
Place in the World: anywhere where I'd be too far from my family
Sports Team: GAG 'EM Aggie's….too far?
Best Thing Someone Said to You: God used you to change my life.
Life Motto: Love God, love others
Three People I’d Like to Meet: Jesus, duh…my husbands late Grandmother, Ruth…and, not trying to keep w/ a super morbid theme here, but my unborn child who rests in heaven w/ Jesus
My Hero: Jesus…again, duh..only perfect being who ever walked the face of this earth, healed the sick, raised the dead, brought sight to the blind, made the lame walk, died for my sins and yours and overcame death to be seated on the right hand of God the Father awaiting His time to return for us and bring us home to Himself to live forever and ever in glory praising His name in the most high places….YEAH HE'S MY HERO!
One of My Experiences with God: The day my first child was born. He showed me just what it means to get to a place where you have nothing left to give, nothing left at all, and no one else on earth can do a THING for you, but then the Father comes in, swoops you up in His arms and carries you through. Ask my daddy for the full story…it's a goodie.
Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I can't say theres a whole lot "interesting" that people don't know. I'm a pretty open, sometimes too open, book…but I do have a couple cheesy "fun facts". "Did you know" that I have big black spots inside the colored part of my eyes, my wrist bones are too small and often overlap causing my wrists to lock and creating a painful and panicked state for me...the same women who birthed all three of her children at home w/ a midwife, I was not born with any kind of birthmark, I hated my elbows of all things as a child, I have never been sent to the principles office or received so much as detention although that does not mean I didn't deserve to, my brother carries bragging rights forever for making my pee my pants on the kitchen floor, I have 4 "foster siblings" in addition to my 2 brothers, I met my husband when I was 5 months pregnant (also cool story), my right hip is facing in an entirely incorrect position, my right shoulder is not completely resting in it's socket, my right eye has been slowly degenerating since junior high and I have never been in any kind of fight or accident that would create any legitimacy for the right side of my body being an epic fail.
Ryan Hughes Worship LeaderDepartment: worship Areas of Ministry: youth, united, worshipFamily: mom-Cathy pants, dad-chuck, bro- Ian, aaaaaand afiancé- kasey lauren Came to Faith: I was 8 years old in new braunfels tx, accepted jesus in my heart and was baptized... Really didn't start living out my faith until junior year of high school One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: music.. Haha. Blows my mindFavoriteFAVORITE Food: Chinese food. Any kind or moms lasagna Snack Food: Oreos and milkMovie: Book of Eli
TV Show: new girl
Musical Artist: switchfoot, Phil wickham, needtobreathe
Actor: tom hanks, Morgan freeman
Time of Day: when I'm asleeeeep
Place in the World: Rome
Place to Pray: my room with a guitar
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: GOLF
Scripture: 1 cor. 1:27, Hebrews 12/1-2
Sports Team: Florida gators
Sport: golf LEAST FAVORITE
Snack Food: beets
Time of Day: early morning
Place in the World: The Ocean
Sports Team: Florida state.. Boooo Best Thing Someone Said to You:
My dad telling me that he's proud of me... Bring me to years thinking about the times he does
Life Motto: no clue...
Three People I’d Like to Meet:
Adam Scott, Tim tebow, Bear reinhart
My Hero: my mom/dad
One of My Greatest Experiences with God: getting to help lead FCA camps, and pour into kids and share my own failures and struggles...
Most People Don’t Know This About Me: born in Germany! Lived there for 6 years
8 grand kidsAreas of Ministry: children-women-administrator Family: 6 kids
Came to Faith: elementary One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: prayer and Holy SpiritFAVORITEFood: MexicanSnack Food: cheese or peanut butter and crAckers
Musical Artist: eagles
Time of Day: sunset
Place in the World: Turks
Place to Pray: bedroom
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: golf/boating
Scripture: Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength
Sports Team: Lobos
Sport: Football LEAST FAVORITE
Time of Day: middle afternoon
Place in the World desserts
Sports Team: Best Thing Someone Said to You: that you can't tell our kids are from a blended family. ( you can probably word it better)
Life Motto: love people, be there for family, enjoy the moments in each day.
Three People I’d Like to Meet:
One of My Greatest Experiences with God:
When in prayer and worship to feel Gods presence and know he is in control.
John C. and Betty Jones, Church Advisor/Elder
John C. had been the pastor at MTC for over forty years when he fully retired at the end of 2009. His life work was to see the completion of the MTC/Myrtle Wilks Community Center that was completed in September of 2009 and dedicated January of 2010. Surrounded by many of his family and friends he celebrated his retirement on January 31, 2010. Now he and his wife, Betty, are able to travel with his family and focus on his travel writing. He has received letters of recognition from four presidents and two Texas governors during his pastorate of MTC
During his forty years of ministry, John C. had the opportunity to minister at many large national and international conferences and camp meetings. He also made many trips into the Amazon and Belize, as well as missions work in the South Pacific, China, Africa, Europe, Central and South America. He now serves as the Church Elder, in advisory capacity to the Executive Church Board, and Leadership Team.”