Brett Becker – Senior Pastor
 
A descendant of an original settler of New Braunfels, Brett was born and raised in Seguin, TX, by two lifelong educators.  While a Religion Major at Baylor University, he converted to Christ and was called into the ministry during his Freshman year.  Brett has pastored three (3) churches since 1995, including a successful restart of a failed new church plant.  Assessed as having the gifts and calling to plant churches by the most rigorous assessment center in the nation, whose approved planters have a 94% success rate.  Brett was married to his wife, Corinne, in 2012, and they have a little boy named Paul.
 
Favorite TV Shows:  The Unit, Star Trek, Seinfeld, Tour of Duty.
 
Favorite Movies:  Anything with John Wayne, Casablanca, Twelve O’Clock High, Princess Bride, Top Gun.
 
What is on my iPod/iPad:  Classic Country, 80’s, Contemporary Christian.
 
In my free time, I like to:  Be with family, or be outdoors.  I particularly enjoy land and wildlife management on the family ranch.
 
Favorite Food:  I didn’t get this big by being picky!  If it’s food, I eat it (if it’s not, I still might eat it!), but Mexican food is my favorite.
 
When I was a kid, I wanted to be:  Roger Staubach and Captain Kirk (I just chose to BOLDLY go where God called me to Go).
 
Where I’d like to go on Vacation, if someone else were paying:  Israel and Alaska.
 
Pet Peeve:  That restaurants don’t have cayenne pepper shakers, so I always have to bring my own!
 
Favorite Sports Teams:  Dallas Cowboys and San Antonio Spurs.
 
Education:  B.A. in Religion from Baylor, M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, Th.M and Th.D. (ABD) from Edinburg Theological Seminary in Texas.
 
Favorite Quote:  Doing the right thing is always the right thing to do.
 
Favorite Scripture:  Romans 8:28 – “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”.  1 Corinthians 9:22 – “To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some”.
 
 
 
Stephen Stogner – Worship | Executive Pastor:
 
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While having a strong corporate background, Stephen has served in multiple worship, administrative and executive capacities over the last 25 years, most recently with Community Bible Church: New Braunfels (aka Legacy Church) and St. Paul Evangelical Church.  Stephen has a strong passion for teaching on living lives of sacrificial worship and focusing on Presence-based worship.  He and his bestie (that would be his wife, Sarah, who serves in the worship ministry, as well as with the Student Quest Ministry), have four (4) children: Allyson, Andie, Miranda and Mitchell.
 
Favorite TV Shows:  Anything Star Trek (much to my wife’s chagrin), The Amazing Race, Fixer Upper, Gotham, The Big Bang Theory, The Goldbergs, The Flash, Arrow, Modern Family, The Middle, Survivor, etc…
 
Favorite Movies:  Almost Famous, The Earthling, The Man from Snowy River, Serendipity, You’ve Got Mail, Runaway Bride, Forrest Gump, Contact, Back To The Future, Star Wars (the original Trilogy, but I like the prequels, too, and am excited about the NEW trilogy), Star Trek II, etc…
 
What is on my iPod/iPad:  Worship Music, Classic Rock, including the best band of all time….STYX!
 
In my free time, I like to:  Hang with My Heart (my wife, Sarah) at kid’s activities, concerts, movies or just veggin’ watching TV!
 
Favorite Food:  Tator Tots WITH Cheese (they go with EVERYTHING)!  CHEESE me to PLEASE me (there’s a song in there somewhere….maybe set to the tune of Cheap Trick’s ‘I Want You To Want Me’….ok, maybe not)! Actually, I’m partial to the way my wife cooks Steak (preferably ribeye) from the family meat packing plant back home in Louisiana (born in NOLA, raised north of the lake in Bogalusa, most likely the ONLY time you will ever hear the name of that town).
 
When I was a kid, I wanted to be:  I wanted to own a Christian Music Store/Radio Station.
 
Where I’d like to go on Vacation, if someone else were paying:  Australia and/or Europe.
 
Pet Peeve:  Not using the OVER method instead of the UNDER method for the Toilet Paper Roll.
 
Favorite Sports Teams:  New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers (Football), Southern Miss Golden Eagles (Football) and the San Antonio Spurs.
 
Education:  Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi (yes…I did go to school with Brett Favre and got to see him come off the bench as a redshirt Freshman to put on a clinic).
 
Favorite Quote:  “Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try” – Dennis DeYoung (see I told you I was a HUGE Styx fan).
 
Favorite Scripture:  1 Peter 2:9 (NIV): ‘But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.  I’m also a HUGE fan of Psalm 139…I call it the HE KNOWS ME chapter!