Ministers

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 three adult sons, two daughters-in-law, and two 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.

Garrett Escue – Youth Minister

Garrett has been the Youth Minister at Jersey Village since December of 2016. He previously worked at Capstone Treatment Center in Judsonia, Arkansas starting there in the fall of 2014.

Garrett graduated from Harding University in the winter of 2014 with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Youth and Family Ministry. Garrett was born in Searcy, Arkansas but grew up in Memphis, Tennessee.  He is a big UT fan (Tennessee not Texas) and also loves the Memphis Grizzlies.

He has held many jobs working with young people and he is very excited to continue that work here at Jersey Village Church of Christ.