Rev. Jeff Powers – SENIOR PASTOR
 
Jeff Powers is the Senior Pastor to Christ Church UM. He and his wife Julie come to us from Westminster UMC in Uptown Houston, where they served for almost nine years. Julie is a 7th generation Texan and  teaches Texas History for Fort Bend ISD. Jeff grew up in Houston and received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Houston.
 
Jeff received his M.Div. from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. Jeff has served several pastoral appointments in Texas, including FUMC in Teague, FUMC Lake Jackson, Cedar Bayou UMC in Baytown, and FUMC Pittsburg. He has also served in several leadership roles in the conference in the areas of evangelism and financial stewardship. Prior to ordained ministry, Jeff worked in the newspaper business. He worked at the Houston Chronicle, Huntsville Item, and Marshall News Messenger. He was the Publisher of the Observer Newspaper Group (Humble, Kingwood, and New Caney) before entering the ministry.
 
Julie and Jeff have two children. Daughter Christy lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with her husband Garrett, who is a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Their son John passed away December 2018 at age 26, following a long and courageous struggle with Spinocerebellar Ataxia #17. Julie and Jeff are proud grandparents to Freya Leigh, a beautiful granddaughter who was born in August 2019.