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Stewardship Ministry

The Houston’s First Baptist Church (HFBC) Stewardship Ministry is designed to be a safe harbor for families and individuals to be able to discover Biblical truths and practical applications for their lives and finances. There is not a one-size-fits all progression. Classes and study groups may be perfect for some while one-on-one financial consulting may provide the most inspiration and clarity for others.

To request a conversation with a financial consultant or learn more about class offerings, send an email to Stewardship@HoustonsFirst.org.

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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.

As a central part of the Houston's First Stewardship Ministry, trained volunteers are available at every Houston's First campus who are actively engaging in one-on-one conversation about Biblical financial principles as financial consultants.

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 the Financial Consulting Team Coordinator at Stewardship@HoustonsFirst.org and indicate your interest.

This consultation is available for individuals and couples, and the Fact-Finding Sheet (available for download below) will be used throughout the initial 90-minute meeting to personalize the training to your unique personality and circumstance. HFBC membership is not required to meet with a financial consultant or to participate in and resource available through the Stewardship Ministry.

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.

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. Sarah is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional with a local firm, and 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.

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.

Ben Dawson

Ben recognizes the importance of sound financial discipline in both spiritual and family life. He graduated from Baylor University with a Masters in Accountancy and has worked for PwC Houston for 3 years. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Ben and his wife, Brenna, joined Houston's First Baptist in 2014.

David & Christy Lightbody

David and Christy Lightbody are members of The Loop Campus with their two daughters. They enjoy helping individuals and families understand their finances to be good stewards for God. They are passionate about financial education and sharing practical application of Biblical principles. David has past experience as a personal financial advisor and they both have experience learning through early mistakes and later better decisions!

Renee Johnson

Renee loves to help others experience financial freedom by encouraging them to be faithful stewards of the resources God has given them. She lives in Cypress with her husband Kyle and their two children and is a member of the Cypress Campus. Kyle and Renee are directors of the LBS class Kindred, facilitate Financial Peace University classes, and volunteer in various other capacities. Renee also works part-time in the Cypress First Friends Ministry.

Dallas Post

Dallas Post is the founder of The Post Money Plan, a financial education blog that seeks to empower Millennials with knowledge of personal finance and economics. He has previously worked at Raymond James as an oil & gas Equity Research Associate and Saudi Aramco as a Contracts Coordinator. Dallas holds a Master of Science in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and holds Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 certifications.

Jeff Dice

Jeff Dice has been seeking to serve God and others at the Cypress Campus since it opened in 2013. Adding to experience as a Life Bible Fellowship Teacher and a facilitator of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, Jeff has facilitated Compass’ Navigating Your Finances God’s Way, mentored in the T22 Mentoring ministry, and supports the Student ministry on Sunday mornings. He is married with two daughters. Jeff is a Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional with 28 years of experience in the energy industry, who graduated from Texas A&M where he participated in St. Mary’s Aggie Awakening retreat mission. Jeff’s financial background includes using Larry Burkett’s book Debt-Free Living to get out of debt and establish Biblically-based finances.

Helpful Financial Resources

Budgeting and Tracking Resource

Financial Life Skills for Kids & Teens

Downloads

If you have any issues or concerns please contact Greg Curnutte, 713.335.6465.