Stephen is a native Houstonian, born and raised in Texas. Has attended the Church of Christ since his birth, a veteran of the Navy, he met his wife Carolina at the Church of Christ that meets in Hidden Valley 2009. They were soon married in 2013. God has blessed them with one beautiful daughter Charlotte. Placed membership in 2011/2012 and have been a part of Jersey Village congregation ever since. Teaching and serving for the Young Professionals, JV Youth, Preacher’s Training Camp and Adult Spanish class. It has truly been a blessing to be part of the JV family that is genuinely loving and stays true to the doctrine. A great privilege to serve here in the congregation.
Jim Avalos serves as the deacon over our Spanish group at JV. He teaches Bible classes in Spanish and translates the English sermons during church service for Spanish speakers who participate in the English service.
Shawn currently serves as the deacon of Jersey Village’s youth ministry. In 1996, he married his college girlfriend, Christi, and they have been blessed with one son, Mason. Shawn and his family are originally from Dallas where he served as a deacon in their former congregation. The Biggers came to JV in 2006, and Shawn began working with the Young Marrieds group. He previously served as a deacon in that capacity from 2007-2009. Shawn works for Pump Company; in his spare time, you can usually find him behind a camera lens or attending one of his son’s many sporting events.
John was born and raised in Weatherford, Texas and grew up in the church of Christ. John is a project manager for EA Engineering where he has been since 1999. John and his wife Julie were married in 1997. The couple were baptized together a few weeks after being married. They have three children Dallas, Tyler, and, Lubbock. John is the deacon over benevolence.
Scott Chitwood is a sixth generation Houstonian. He attended Texas A&M University where he received bachelors and masters degrees in Civil Engineering. There he met his wife Dava and they were active in the Aggies for Christ. They have three children – Sarah, David, and Alex. The Chitwoods placed membership at JV in 2008 and currently reside in Cypress, TX. Scott is currently deacon of Technology and Youth.
Darrell was born in Tyler, Texas where he obeyed the Gospel of Christ in 1999 at the North Tenneha Church of Christ. He moved to Houston in the same year to complete his bachelor’s degree at the University of Houston and served at the Highland Heights Church of Christ as a ministry lead, associate minister/traveling evangelist, and song leader for more than 13 years. He married the love of his life, Lashanda, in 2003, and their marriage has been blessed with twin daughters, Aubrie and Rylie, and one son, Darrell the 2nd. Darrell currently serves as deacon to our congregation’s Young Married Couples and Young Professionals. He is continuing his education at the Sam Houston State University where is completing his Master’s degree in the field of Criminal Justice with a specialization on Leadership and Management with a scheduled conferral of July 2019. He holds the opportunity to serve as a deacon in the Lord’s Church a great honor and privilege and is committed to offering and rendering dedicated service to God and our loving congregational family.
Darrell Fannin has been a member of JV for almost 19 years. He has a multi-talented wife, Beverly, who is very involved in teaching Bible classes and coordinating puppets for LTC. Darrel and Beverly are proud parents of three grown children, and proud grandparents of two grandsons whom they love dearly. Darrell has formerly worked in the Children’s Bible Hour ministry, and the Communion Preparation/Baptismal supplies ministry while here at JV. He presently works in the Finance ministry. Darrell counts it a blessing to be able to serve such a warm, loving church family as Jersey Village.
Chris was born in Richmond, VA. He lived in many different parts of the U.S. while growing up including Boston, MA, New York, NY, and Kansas City, KS and then returned to Richmond. After graduating with two degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, he moved to San Diego CA for several years. Finally, he now makes Houston, TX his home. Chris has been in the field of computer technical consulting since 1980. He met Charlotte Whittemore in 1991 and began attending church with her at the Westbury Church of Christ. Chris was baptized two weeks before marrying Charlotte on March 26, 1995. Chris and Charlotte have two daughters, Caroline and Claire. Chris and Charlotte became members at Jersey Village church of Christ in April of 2003. Chris was ordained as a deacon in 2005. He is currently the deacon of benevolence and physical facilities.
Steve and his wife, Susan, first met in the JV youth group, but did not start dating until after college. They ran into each other in a work setting one day and have been together ever since! God has blessed them with two beautiful kids: Krystin and Luke. Both Steve and Susan are dedicated workers at JV; Susan is a Bible class teacher, and Steve has been a deacon since 2005, presently serving in the administration and finance ministry. He reconciles monthly bank statements, prepares a monthly financial and budget-comparison statement, and performs various church payroll duties.
Travis started attending the church of Christ as a kid, when he asked his parents if they could start going to worship with his grandmother. He met Rose in 2003 while attending Lake Houston Church of Christ, and they were married in 2006. They have three sons, Nathan, Levi and Isaac. They placed membership at JVCOC in 2011, and in 2014, he was asked to serve as a deacon. He is in charge of coordinating and overseeing the Children’s Ministry.
I was born on the island of Dominica but grew up from the age of 7 on the island of St. Croix US Virgin Islands. Melody and I met while we were both students at rival high schools… (We dominated them in everything). After many years and a few speed bumps we got married December 12, 2010 which was a week after we both obeyed the gospel together. Our love for each other and the Lord’s church has only grown since then. We left our home church in St. Croix in 2012 and moved to Houston. We then placed membership here at JV in 2012. We now have two beautiful children, L’Von 3 and Nichole 2. The love and warmth that radiates from the family here at JV is incredibly welcoming and we are just so grateful and thankful to be a part of this family. I am currently the deacon over Men’s ministry, and I am honored to serve my family in that capacity.