Stephen Morley | Senior Pastor
I have a confession… I’m not a native to Texas or the US. I was born in the UK and grew up there and in Denmark before making my way to California. I have ministered in a variety of settings from the mountains of southern Colorado to San Diego county, from the mining communities of north Idaho, to the fertile ground of Richland, Washington. Our last assignment was as missionaries in the Republic of Ireland, a land of beautiful people, wonderful history and green in every shade you can imagine. In each and every move we have sensed the leading of God… and that is still true today. At every juncture, at every turn, we have sought to follow the leading of our Lord… which brings us to The Woodlands Community Church of the Nazarene.
I married up... my wife Annette and I do ministry together and have been for almost 30 years - there’s nothing better than sharing the journey of life with someone you love and who loves you. Along the way, we’ve been blessed with two great kids (Elizabeth and Matthew), and now we have three, as our daughter has married a good man named Ben. Let’s just say we’re blessed.
I love a good cup of (HOT) tea… Some might suggest I’m a tea snob! It’s probably true! I enjoy traveling and visiting new places. I really enjoy the beautiful game (for those who don’t know of what I speak… it’s what is called Soccer by some). I especially love the Premier League. I also am a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs (please don’t judge). I enjoy preaching, go figure… and I look forward to getting to know the community where God has planted us… I see this place as my parish.
There’s something else you need to understand about me. I’m passionate about seeing the church not as a building or a program, but as a people who seek to mirror Jesus to our world. If you’re looking for more than a place to attend, but for a community to join, I’d love to meet you! I could put on the kettle and share some good conversation.
Gamaliel (Gama) Espinosa I Spanish Pastor
Gama was raised a Nazarene in Vera Cruz, Mexico, but has been an adopted Texan for 19 years now. After spending three years in Orange County, California, serving as a worship leader, God moved him to Texas where has lead worship, small groups and music classes, serving at three different congregations. In July and August of 2016, a plan began to unfold to serve as the Spanish pastor in a new ministry plant within WCC.
Gama, with his beautiful wife, Junisa, and their full-of-life children, Mia and Elizabeth, is excited about their ministry at WCC. Gama enjoys photography, music (especially Christian Jazz), remote controlled airplanes, fishing and reading the Bible.
Gama's aspiration is this: "Deep inside I knew that I needed to prepare myself for when God would call me to the pastoral ministry. My heart is to serve God with excellence in everything I do, and to expand His kingdom. My vision is for us to be a healthy, strong, and growing church."