Staff

Chris Gober

Pastor

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In December 2015, First Montgomery called Chris to be our new pastor. He was called to ministry in 2011 while on a mission trip in El Salvador, but his background had been in Information Technology.  Chris received his bachelors in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M in 1996 and is pursuing his Master of Divinity from B. H. Carroll. While at A&M he met his wife, Marci, who was studying Elementary Education. Chris and Marci married in 1996 and have 4 children: Grace (Freshman at Texas A&M), Clay (12th), Laura (9th), and Emma (8th). Marci currently teaches 4th grade at Keenan Elementary.

Norma Bowers

Hospitality & Benevolence

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Norma serves in Hospitality and Benevolence. She is a country girl at heart.  She is a native Texan and was raised on a dairy farm.  She moved to Montgomery in 1997 and joined First Montgomery Baptist Church that same year.  She married John in 2001, and together they have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.  Norma loves cooking and serving others, and together with her team, she gets to enjoy both.  It’s not unusual to find her in the kitchen; stop by and say hello.

SARAH DAVIS

Preschool Director

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Sarah serves as Preschool Director.  She is married to her husband Adam, and together they have 4 children; Luke, Teagan, Davyn and Alayna. Sarah has a passion for working with preschoolers and giving them the foundations they need for a lifetime of faith. She has previously taught and served as director in preschools. In her free time, she enjoys being on the boat with her family and reading.

JUANITA HORNER

Bible Study & Home Groups Director

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Juanita Horner is a native Texan, born in Conroe, TX.  She and her husband Gary have had the privilege of being part of First Montgomery for over 4 years.  Together, she and Gary have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.  In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, fishing, and cooking.  She is very excited for her new role at First Montgomery, and together with a team of amazing teachers, she is committed to providing families with a loving, solid foundation of learning God’s word.

Tiffany Moon

Church Secretary

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Tiffany serves as Church Secretary.  She was born and raised in Montgomery.  After graduating from Montgomery High School in 2001, she went on to East Texas Baptist University where she met her husband, Paul.  She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in psychology.  She has been married to Paul since 2003, and they have 2 wonderful children, Taylor (4th grade) and Jacob (4 years old).  Paul is a deacon at First Montgomery and teaches at Conroe 9th Grade.

Matthew OLSON

Youth Pastor

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Matt is attending the College of Biblical Studies earning his degree in Pastoral Ministry/Biblical Studies. He has a beautiful wife and a newborn daughter. He loves spending time with family at home and his family at church. He loves getting to teach and grow our youth and plan wonderful events for them. Matt has been known to play a video game or two, loves movies, getting to edit videos, tries to play guitar, and is a Star Wars nerd. As the youth pastor of First Montgomery, his goal is quite simple: to create a family-like bond within the youth group, to encourage them to grow in their relationship with God, and to be like Christ.

Kay Piland

Missions & Outreach

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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.

Jon Sheptock

Worship Pastor

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Jon serves as the worship leader; he joined our staff in 2018. Jon has led praise and worship all across the nation and has been singing since the young age of three. Before he joined our staff, he was a traveling singer-songwriter. He has been blessed to do that for the past 13 years. He has a heart for worship and truly wants to see the congregation worship in spirit and in truth and know the amazing grace that God has given to each of us. Jon is married to his wife Staci of 19 years, and they have three daughters; Anna, Sadie and Chloe. He is a resident of Huntsville, Tx and enjoys movies, coffee, and sports but most importantly, hanging out with his family.

Jennifer VanHAVERBEKE

Children’s Director

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Jennifer VanHaverbeke (Van) is the Children’s Director for grades K-5th.  She graduated from SFA with education degrees for both hearing and deaf children and has taught in the area for the past 17 years. She is married to Andy, and they have four perfectly-imperfect children; Reese, Gage, Hope, and Maci.  Her joy comes not only from teaching children and passing along the truths about our very REAL and perfect God, but also enjoying worshipful time in His creation…all things gardening!

VINCE YEARWOOD

Senior Adult Pastor

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Vince serves as Senior Adult Minister.  He was called as a preacher in Glorieta, NM at youth camp in 1969 at the age of 16. He has served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, youth minister, music leader and pastor. He started as a supply pastor in 1987, started a church in 1994, and has been preaching ever since. His churches served are Mt. Pleasant, Honea Baptist, and Southside Baptist. Vince became a member of First Montgomery in Oct. 2015. He married his wife Susan in 1975, and they have three grown children and five grandchildren.