Phil was born and raised in a small rural community in Mississippi. He has lived in the Houston area since his teen years. Phil and Jennifer married in 1986. They have experienced the joys and challenges of raising four children. Together, Phil and Jennifer have started four churches and began serving FBC Coldspring, February, 2018.
Phil is passionate about helping people on their spiritual journey discover a personal relationship with God. He believes the Church is the hope for our world. Phil strongly feels the church is to be an authentic community of believers on mission to advance God’s Kingdom on earth. His life verse, 1 Corinthians 9:22, “… I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.”
It has been said about Phil, “He uses real life stories and humor to communicate God’s Word in a relevant and understanding manner.” Phil earned a BA from Houston Baptist and MDIV from Southwestern Theological Seminary.
When Phil is not serving the church, he enjoys a wide range of activities. Phil is an outdoorsman who loves to hunt and fish (though he seldom brings home meat). He gets his “exercise” by working as a Sporting Official for Texas High School athletics. Phil relaxes as he rides his horses and looks “cool” driving his 1966 Convertible Mustang (when it runs). His best golf is played when on a good foursome. Phil’s three favorite movies: “Brother Where art Thou”, “The Notebook”, and “The Passion of Christ”.
Paul grew up here in Coldspring, having attended Coldspring schools from Kindergarten through graduation. Paul Buchanan and his family came to serve at FBC Coldspring in July 2014.
Paul received a Bachelors of Music from ETBU and a Masters of Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological. Paul has a heart for blended worship believing that families should learn to worship together. No one style of music is more fitted for worship than another. Colossians 3:16 "Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts"
Paul enjoys building things for his family and working in his shop. Paul and Kristy have been married for 20 years and have 7 children. Kristy is a Licensed Counselor in the Conroe, TX area.
Paul's favorite movie is a John Wayne movie, "Hatari."
April Haggard joined our ministry team March 2019. She received her BA in Christian Counseling @ East Texas Baptist University. ETBU was also where she met her husband, Matt, of 22 years and has two amazing sons.
April cherishes spending quality time with her family and friends. Enjoys listening to her sons play and sing in a praise band, has a heart to help people, and share the Hope of Jesus Christ with others.
April has a passion to speak God’s Truth into young lives. Her desire is to speak words that bring encouragement, healing, love, comfort, and truth.
Her hobbies are learning sign language, hanging out at the lake, bike riding, playing volleyball, singing and playing games.
Favorite songs:The Answer, Just Breath, O Come to the Alter
Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 40:31
Favorite movies: the Marvel movies, and Facing the Giants.
Rob started his first ministry leadership position as a 6th grader when he and a high school friend started a puppet ministry at their church. At the age of 16yo he obtained his first church staff position as a Music Minister. Over the years and at various churches, Rob has been a Worship Pastor, Youth Pastor, Kids Pastor and Interim Senior Pastor. Rob has a passion to see families thrive. With this passion, he seeks to help Youth be the best they can be in all aspects of their life and knows that the only way someone can be their best, is if Jesus is a key part of their life.
Rob, and his wife Suzanne, met when they both were freshmen at Houston Baptist University. She is an 8th grade History teacher. Together they have four sons ranging in age from college to 4th grade. He collects comic books, likes watching and sometimes playing sports, and likes watching Josh Gates – ‘Expedition Unknown’ on the Travel Channel.
From Rob: ”I am comforted when I read in the Bible that God chooses to use flawed individuals to accomplish His work and I amazed that God chooses to use someone like me to help further His kingdom. This is what grace is all about, and I am in awe of His truly amazing grace!”
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