Welcome our New Deacons

Aug 03, 2017

Houston's First ordained several men as deacons in a special service in the Chapel at The Loop Campus on Sun, July 30. All five campuses of our church were represented as family, friends, and church members gathered to celebrate this special moment in the lives of these men.

The term "deacon" comes from the Greek word diakonos which means "servant." Deacons serve our church in a variety of ways, providing leadership and guidance in numerous areas.

Any member of Houston's First can nominate a fellow member to serve as a deacon. To submit a nomination, use this online form or download this PDF form.

Victor Hugo Bazaldua

Español Campus
Houston’s First member since 2009

Wife: Karina
Children: Daniel (3 weeks)
Occupation: Supply Chain Specialist at TransCanada

Houston’s First Involvement: Houston 1:8, NWC Core Group Leaders (MYA), 3 Strands Missions Directors (MYA), CHARM Prison Ministry, The HUB Student Ministry, Usher/Prayer Partner for Español Campus

Steve Chun

Downtown Campus
Houston’s First member since 2011

Wife: Bobbie
Children: Steven (44), Matthew (42), Gregory (41), Geoffrey (39) and 3 grandchildren - Alex (20), Andrew (17) and Madelyn (5)
Occupation: Retired from KBR as an HVAC Design Supervisor

Houston’s First Involvement: Director of Day by Day Life Bible Study, Service Logistics Team for Downtown Campus, and Men: Serve

Jim Cox

Cypress Campus
Houston’s First member since 2013

Wife: Blenda
Children: Ashley (33), Mitchell (30)
Occupation: Partner in an engineering firm

Houston’s First Involvement: Life Bible Study teacher. Just moved to Cypress Campus and waiting for an opportunity to teach.

Lee Eidson

Sienna Campus
Houston’s First member since 2006

Wife: Susan
Children: William (8), Luke (7), Noah (4), Whitley (3 months)
Occupation: Supplier Management, Oil & Gas

Houston’s First Involvement: Director of Overflow Life Bible Study

Troy E. Hollister

The Loop Campus
Houston’s First member since 2004

Wife: Erin
Children: Micah (7), Tate (5)
Occupation: IT Manager at Rice University

Houston’s First Involvement: Pre-School Ministry

Lyndle Jackson

Cypress Campus
Houston’s First member since 2009

Wife: Jessica
Children: Ryan (6), Kennedy (4), Lauren (2)
Occupation: Project Start-up Manager

Houston’s First Involvement: Men: Serve Cypress Coordinator, Pre-K Life Bible Study Teacher, Men’s Bible Study Group Leader

Kevin Thomas Lee

Downtown Campus
Houston’s First member since 2012

Wife: Edna
Children: Whitaker (5), Wesley (3), Yohan (2)
Occupation: Network Architect

Houston’s First Involvement: MYA Life Bible Study Grow Group Leader, Life Bible Study substitute teacher, Downtown Campus prayer team

Blake Vestal

Sienna Campus
Houston’s First member since 2012

Wife: Karlee
Children: Bailee (4), Luke (1)
Occupation: Global Category Buyer for BASF

Houston’s First Involvement: Life Bible Study Teacher, The HUB Student Ministries, Small Group Director, Usher

Previously Ordained Deacons

These two men were previously ordained as deacons, and are now serving as deacons at Houston's First.

Keith W. Jacobson

The Loop Campus
Houston’s First member from 1976–2001, then 2011 until present

Wife: Cyndi
Children: Justin (38), Brittney (36), Melody (29), Evangeline (26), Luke (24), Victoria (20), Christian (14)
Occupation: Banker

Houston’s First Involvement: Substitute teacher in His Glory Life Bible Study

Jeremy W. Stovall

Cypress Campus
Houston’s First member since 2013

Wife: Janet
Children: Blake (14), Brayden (11), Allie Kate (7)
Occupation: Vice President at Brookstone, a commercial building construction company

Houston’s First Involvement: Lead Usher and Building Team

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