Pastors & Staff

Chris & Marci Gober

Senior Pastor & Children's Minister

Pastor Chris and his wife Marci came to First Montgomery in December of 2015 after he was called to ministry while on a mission trip in El Salvador. His background had been in Information Technology, having received his bachelors in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M in 1996.  While at A&M he met his Marci, who was studying Elementary Education. Chris and Marci married in 1996 and have 4 adult children and a son in law: Grace, son in law, Ethan, Clay, Laura and Emma. Pastor Chris went on to earn his Master of Divinity from B. H. Carroll Theological Institute.

Jon Sheptock

Worship Minister

Jon has served as the Worship Minister since 2018. Prior to First Montgomery, he was a singer-songwriter leading worship all across the nation for 13 years.  He has a heart for Theologically accurate worship and truly wants to see the congregation sing in spirit and in truth. Jon is married to his wife Staci of 24 years, and they have three daughters and a son in law; Anna (Zach), Sadie and Chloe. He enjoys wrestling, movies, coffee, sports,  and most importantly hanging out with his family.

Zach Smith

Student and Young Adult Minister

Leigh Anne Hedges

Preschool Minister

Kay Piland

Missions Minister

Kay moved to Montgomery in 2002.  She has taught ESL at First Baptist Church Richardson and has served as an Assistant Director with United Cerebral Palsy for both Montgomery and Harris Counties.  Kay joined First Montgomery in 2016.  She is no stranger to missions; she has served on West Conroe’s Mission Committee, Greeter Ministry, and Special Needs Ministry.  She has also served on the Board for Family Promise. Kay readily admits, “Serving others in need – that is how God’s been using me.  That’s who I am.”  She has four children, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Rebecca Adams

Hospitality  Director

Rebecca first attended drive-in church at First Montgomery in the summer of 2020 during the height of the pandemic and officially became a member in 2021.  She graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Accounting at Sam Houston State University, met her awesome husband Billy in 1993 and got married in 1995.  She is a long-time resident of Conroe/Montgomery and has two wonderful daughters, Kayla and Cheryl.  She has been blessed to serve in various church ministries with position ranging from Sunday School Teacher and Preschool Director to First Grade Teacher and Church Hostess.  She is excited to serve at First Montgomery and can't wait to see what God has in store for her in this new position as Hospitality Director. 

Jason Sandefer

Bible Study Director

Monica Stanley

Blaze University Director

Monica and her husband Billy have been married for 18 years and have 3 children, Karley, Ashton, and Davin. The Stanleys enjoy camping, boating, hunting, and are currently restoring two classic trucks. During their free time you will find them near a river or lake when they are not camping or spending time with friends and family. Monica and Billy are faithful members of First Montgomery where they have both volunteered with youth ministry for several years. As the daughter of two educators, Monica values quality education for all students. Monica received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Sam Houston State University. Prior to homeschooling, Monica taught in public education and served as a Behavioral Specialist. Monica has been homeschooling her children for nine years. Monica’s vision for Blaze is to instill a love of learning in all students while meeting the needs of unique learners within our community.

Paul & Tiffany Moon 

Associate Minister and Ministry Assistant

Paul and Tiffany were led to First Montgomery, Tiffany's home church, in the Spring of 2016. Paul earned a Religion degree from East Texas Baptist University and was a high school teacher for 13 years. He has served our church as a Student Ministry volunteer, Deacon, and Bible Study leader and joined the church staff in September 2023. Tiffany served as Ministry Assistant from 2017-2020 before choosing to remain home in order to homeschool their children, Taylor and Jacob. Tiffany rejoined the church staff as Ministry Assistant in December 2023. The Moon's have been active members of First Montgomery for many years and love serving our church family.