elders

In the New Testament, men known as elders oversaw congregations of God’s people. According to the Bible (Acts 14:23Phil 1:1Titus 1:5), the orderly arrangement and superintendence of the church entailed the ordaining of qualified men to a duly appointed eldership. The elders were known as bishops, pastors, presbyters, overseers, and shepherds. These six English terms are used interchangeably and all of their corresponding Greek terms are found in Acts 20:17, 28 and 1 Peter 5:1-2. Each individual member of this office is to be qualified for this work by the criteria identified in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. We commend the following qualified men to you as pastors, bishops, elders/overseers, presbyters, and shepherds of the flock at the University church of Christ in San Marcos, Texas.

  • David Harrell David Harrell and wife, Tina, have 2 grown daughters.  They met through the University church’s Campus Ministry at McCarty Student Center and have been married since 1993. David has served the University congregation as an elder since October 2014 and had served as a deacon from 2000-2014. David was born and raised in San Marcos and now owns and operates his one HVAC business there.  They enjoy traveling and foreign mission work.

    David Harrell

    EMAIL DAVID

    David and his wife, Tina, have two grown daughters. They met through the University church’s Campus Ministry at McCarty Student Center and have been married since 1993. David has served the University congregation as an elder since October 2014 and had served as a deacon from 2000-2014. David was born and raised in San Marcos and now owns and operates his own HVAC business here.  They enjoy traveling and foreign mission work.

  • Carey Hooper

    EMAIL CAREY

    Carey and his wife, Stacey, have a daughter, 2 sons, and 1 daughter-in-law. Stacey works as a Medical Technologist at St. David’s hospital in South Austin. Carey has served the University congregation as an elder since June of 2010. Carey works in sales at Eastside Lumber and Decking in Austin, Texas. They make their home just outside the city of Kyle, Texas. They love spending time with family and friends and also enjoy having a good time with their 2 dogs and 2 cats.

  • Lon Howard

    EMAIL LON

    Lon and his wife, Lana, live in Wimberly, just outside of San Marcos.

  • buddy martin

    EMAIL BUDDY

    Buddy and his wife, Irmadean, have raised four children and have 10 grandchildren.  He received a B.S. in Biology from Texas State University and later spent a year of intensive training in Personal Evangelism and then earned a Masters in Education in Counseling from the University of Massachusetts.  He holds certification from the State of Texas as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).

    Over the last 45 years, Buddy has had experience as an employee in industry, a Personal Evangelism Director for congregations in New York and Ohio, a Pulpit Preacher for congregations in Massachusetts and Texas, a cult exit-counselor, a family counselor in several situations, a self-employed woodworker, and an education, program director, and facility director for a correctional facility prior to his retirement.  When not otherwise employed, his interests center around family, woodworking and enjoying God’s creation hunting and fishing.

  • Andrew o'banon

    EMAIL ANDREW

    Andrew and his wife, Jana, 

  • Jon Warnes

    EMAIL JON

    Jon and his wife, Laura, 

deacons

  • gunner brown

    areas of service - youth work, building & grounds

    EMAIL GUNNER

    Gunner and his wife, Amanda, 

  • Jason Carroll

    areas of service - missionaries, community outreach

    EMAIL JASON

    Jason and his wife, Jennifer,

  • orrin deaver

    areas of service - technology, building & grounds

    EMAIL ORRIN

    Orrin and his wife, Aubrie, 

  • Dwayne Duggins

    area of service - building & grounds

    EMAIL DWAYNE

    Dwayne and his wife, Brenda,

  • JON MOTTU

    AREA OF SERVICE - UNIVERSITY FAMILY

    EMAIL JON

    Jon and his wife, Sarah, 

  • Barry niemuth

    Area of service - community outreach

    EMAIL BARRY

    Barry and his wife, Lisa, 

  • Jimmy Nunley

    area of service - university family

    EMAIL JIMMY

    Jimmy and his wife, Kathy, 

  • chant parker

    area of service - education

    EMAIL CHANT

    Chant and his wife, Hannah, 

  • justin parks

    area of service - technology

    EMAIL JUSTIN

    Justin and his wife, Jamie, 

  • David Underwood

    area of service - university family

    EMAIL DAVID

    David and his wife, Heather, 

  • cody welty

    area of service - campus work

    EMAIL CODY

    Cody and his wife, Kelli,