Elders & Directional Team
Lead Pastor & Elder
Sam has been blessed to be brought up in a Christian family. After finishing his theological studies, Sam served as a hospital chaplain along with leading mission teams to Africa & India while in school. He was also instrumental in helping start the Association of Biblical Counselors, a ministry that trains pastors & leaders to counsel with a Biblical viewpoint. Sam’s main responsibilities at the church include preaching & teaching, vision casting, & pastoral care – especially pre-marital & marital counseling. He loves meeting with people & hearing their stories & connecting the dots back to a Sovereign God. While serving at the church, he also works full time at Marketplace Ministries in their accounting department.
He married his lovely wife, Ann, in 2003, & they have been blessed with three children. You can reach Sam at email@example.com
Community Engagement Director & Elder
Charles was born in New York but raised in Houston for most of his life. He went to the University of Houston where he got his undergraduate degree in Computer Science & later a Masters in Business Administration from the Executive Program. After his experience in programming in IT, his interest shifted to Project Management where he uses his skills learned in the workforce to help organize & conduct events & meetings at the church. Charles feels there is nothing better than using your skills for God’s glory.
He married his wife, Lena, in 2002 & is blessed to have a two children. Charles loves to interact with people, exercise & follow the greatest sports teams on the planet: Houston Texans, Houston Rockets & THE Houston Cougars. You can reach Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yingsong was born in Jabalpur, India but raised in Dallas for the majority of his life after moving here in 1993 when his father moved to the US to attend seminary. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2014 & currently works as a Software Developer. During his time at UTD, Ying served as the Worship Leader/ Youth Minister Intern at Grace Chinese Baptist Church in Plano, spent time leading worship for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at UTD, & had the opportunity to serve on mission trips across the US and India. His passion for Jesus was first ignited in the music & youth ministries of his home church in Dallas where he led worship & began using his love for music to glorify God. Many years later, he continues to minister through music with the conviction that worship can be a powerful medium for edifying the church and communicating the saving knowledge of Christ to the lost.
Yingsong is happily married to the love of his life, Worshim. When he’s not leading worship, you can find him soaking up time with family & discipling others through coaching soccer & youth ministry. You can reach Yingsong at email@example.com
Sean grew up in Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education in 2014. After teaching in Honduras for one year, Sean moved to Dallas to attend Dallas Theological Seminary in 2016. There, he is working toward a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership. Sean has always enjoyed working with youth and encouraging others to grow. He aspires to begin various youth outreach ministries and building leadership within the Church. He is delighted to be serving as Youth Pastor at Loft City Church. He and the youth meet regularly for Bible study and events every weekend.
Sean also works at Marketplace Ministries alongside Pastor Sam. He is happily married to his wife, Erin, and welcomed his first son in October, 2018. You can reach Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance Director & Elder
Isaac (aka “Roy”) has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas & has been working in the banking industry for over fifteen years. His area of expertise is portfolio risk management in commercial & small business banking. He has analyzed & underwritten various industries including non-profit organizations. Roy’s desire to utilize his professional experience for the kingdom of God led him to the church in 2007. Since that time, Roy has been responsible for compiling & analyzing financial data & preparing financial reports, which he presents to the leadership team each month. He also assists the leadership team in the annual budget preparation process & provides control & administration of the budget throughout the year. According to Roy, collecting financial data is one thing, but when you start analyzing financial trends over the years, it’s amazing to see how God works in providing for the needs of the church.
Roy is married to Joyce & they have three wonderful kids. You can reach Isaac at email@example.com