Financial Consulting

Money is an emotional subject, and there is just no way around that fact. Fortunately, as our Creator, God knew that finances were bound to be a point of contention and concern, and He armed us with over 2,000 verses throughout the Bible addressing the topic. Among those verses, a few specific principles emerge that offer an incredible hope and opportunity to break free of the current chains you feel and experience a financial freedom that is wonderful beyond description.

If you are interested in knowing more about these principles and meeting with a volunteer financial consultant who can show you the mechanics of effective financial management, please contact Tim & Casey Dutton at

This consultation is available for individuals and couples, and the Fact Finding Sheet (download below) will be used throughout the initial one-hour meeting to personalize the training to your unique personality and circumstance.

Financial Consultants

Financial Consultants are church volunteers who have felt a calling to help others become more financially responsible. They are not paid by the church and there is no fee for their services. If they believe you would be better suited for more intensive work they will refer you to other resources. If you have any issues or concerns please contact Greg Curnutte, 713.335.6465.

Cory & Sarah Mizell

Cory and Sarah are financial consultants who combine training through Crown Financial Ministries and practical experience to share principles and habits about financial stewardship with others. Their heart is to educate individuals, couples, and children to manage finances in a way that is God honoring and truly freeing. The Mizells have been members at Houston’s First Baptist Church since 2010, when they also began serving with the Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center’s Financial Ministry.

Jacob Magin

Jacob brings a comprehensive background to the financial consulting team, having served as an adult financial education instructor. When not helping counsel about effective financial management, he is an energy trader. Jacob has recently worked as a Real Time Power Trader and currently works at ConocoPhillips. He is a graduate of St. Edward’s University.

Kristin Hilgart

Kristin has a passion for personal and family financial stewardship and helping others to achieve their financial goals. She graduated from The University of Michigan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for Chevron as a Facilities Engineer for over 6 years. She is now a full-time mom.

Tim & Casey Dutton

Tim and Casey Dutton are financial consultants who combine their training from Financial Peace University (FPU) and their own testimony to share their passion for stewardship with others. The Duttons enjoy sharing their experience to help create spending plans that focus on saving and debt repayment and ultimately create more margin in life to be able to live generously. The Duttons have been members of Houston's First since 2012 where they met in Summit ministries and later began serving with the Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center's Financial Ministry.

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