John Gooch – Pulpit Minister
John has been the Pulpit Minister at Jersey Village since August of 2012. He served previously as an elder from 2008 to 2012, the Associate Minister for 4 years and as a deacon for 10 years.
John and his wife Lisa have been married since 1985 and came to Jersey Village in 1994. They have 3 adult sons, 3 daughters-in-law and 3 grandchildren.
John was born and raised in Branson, MO where he preached his first sermon when he was 17. He attended the University of Central Missouri before spending 25 in the business world. John enjoys sports of all kinds but is especially fanatical about St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball.
James Walter – Associate Minister
James Walter began as the Associate Minister at Jersey Village in January of 2020. He graduated Cum Laude from Harding University with a BA in Bible & Preaching. Previously, James filled a pulpit minister role at Algoa Church of Christ in Algoa, Arkansas while finishing his degree.
He was born and raised in Spring, Texas. He is a fan of all things Houston, but his heart lies with God’s favorite team, the Houston Astros. He is so excited to see how God’s kingdom grows through the work done at Jersey Village and invites you to come and grow with the family here.
Matthew Hite – Youth Minister
Matthew Hite started as the Youth Minister at Jersey Village in October 2020. He attended the Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver, Colorado, and graduated as valedictorian of his class in May 2020. His wife, Haley, also graduated from the Bear Valley program.
Matthew was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. He and Haley were married on June 1, 2019. He is an artist, Star Wars fan, Disney nerd, and all-around movie lover. He is very excited to be on staff here at Jersey Village and eager to help youth grow and strengthen their relationships with the Lord.
Jim Avalos – Spanish Minister
Jim Avalos serves as the minister 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.