Our Staff

Through prayer and collective discernment, our staff strives to seek first the Kingdom of God.

Steve Sargent – Senior Minister

Steve was hired by Southwest Central as the Youth & Family Minister in 2007 and served as such for 8 years. In 2015 Steve transitioned to the senior minister role. Steve has a passion for working with the marginalized, and for creating environments of peace and community through worship. Steve’s 5 main areas of ministerial focus are:

Pray (committing to prayer)    Pastor (spiritual formation and discipleship within the congregation)    Presence (building community-oriented relationships with neighbors, businesses, ministry partners, and area congregations)    Preach (preaching 1-2 times per month)    Plan (specifically regarding Sunday morning gatherings; since we have chosen not to hire a one-voice preacher, Steve intentionally plans multi-voiced services, varying from week based on the Common Lectionary)

Steve has been married to Chelsie since 2005. Chelsie is a Licensed Professional Counselor. When they are not hanging out in Houston they can be found traveling, hiking, reading a good book, or hunting down the best vegetarian food they can find. They have one daughter, born into the family in 2011.

King Mbani – Ministry Assistant and Keymaster King started working at SWC in 2016, turning on the AC, unlocking doors, preparing the Lord’s Supper, closing down the building. In 2018 King became the ministry assistant – answering phones, weekly newsletters, put together materials for Sunday mornings. King does a wonderful job taking care of this congregation.

Antonio Zapata – Head of Maintenance Antonio joined the SWC staff in 2006. He tends to the building and grounds, and serves the people of the congregation and neighborhood with his kind heart.

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