Who We Are

PAUL AND DELIA RUSSELL (Pictured above left)

Lead Pastor

Paul and Delia are church planters and mentors engaged in raising up next generation leadership. Together they have traveled broadly, networking in many Christian circles. Paul regularly speaks in churches and at conferences.

The Russells' pastoral ministry includes churches in Salt Lake City, UT, St. Louis, MO and Nashville, TN. Paul has served in various capacities, such as the St Louis Billy Graham Executive Team, Chairman of Global Network of Christian Ministries, and Associate Pastor at Christ Church Nashville Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee.

Paul continues to connect with a number of churches and ministries, offering oversight and mentoring pastors. They are parents to three grown children, all in Christian service, and six grandchildren.

KENNIS AND SAMANTHA RUSSELL (Pictured above right)


Kennis and Samantha Russell moved to Houston five months after their wedding to help plant this new church in 2005. Kennis is on staff full time at CFC as the worship and youth pastor. He has his BA in music from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK. Samantha graduated from Indiana University with a BS in telecommunications. They have two little ones, Evangeline and Pierce.

TIM AND CLAUDIA OAKLEY (Pictured bottom left)

Associate Pastor

Tim and Claudia have been a part of Christ Family since the beginning. Tim holds a Masters of Divinity from Houston Graduate School of Theology and serves on the Lead Team of Christ Family Church as part of the preaching team. Tim holds an executive position with a local food service company. They are parents to Andy and Sophia.

Juliet and Lewis Geil (Pictured bottom right)

Worship Pastor

Juliet studied musical theater at Missouri State University and University of West Florida. She and Lewis met and married in Missouri. She has built and led worship teams and directed theater extensively. Juliet serves as worship director and helps oversee children's ministry. Lewis is a retired Marine major and flies LifeFlight for Hermann Memorial Hospitals. They are parents to Chloe and Preston.

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