Senior Leadership Team

 

Our leadership team has nine positions made up of six pastors and three directors. The nine member team works together to implement our vision and administrate the day to day operations of our church. The six pastors are responsible for the shepherding responsibilities in the church. Examples of shepherding roles include: the theological positions of our church, our ecclesiology, preaching, the New Testament ordinances of the Lord's Supper and baptism, counseling, membership and church discipline, and planning and leading the worship services. Our deacons assist the pastors with extraordinary spiritual situations in the church.   

Nathan Lino, senior Pastor

Nathan leads the congregation through the preaching ministry, vision casting, and leading the leadership team. He has led NEHBC since leading the launch team in 2002. Nathan has served as President of the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention 2015-2017 (a network of 2600 churches), First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention (a national network of 42,000 churches) and on the board of directors for the International Mission Board. Nathan became a Christian while attending Pinetown Baptist Church, in Pinetown, South Africa, and was baptized at Forest Cove Baptist Church in Kingwood, TX. He was ordained by Forest Cove Baptist Church. He graduated from Texas A&M University, and graduate school at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC (M.Div.). Nathan was born in 1976 in South Africa as a fourth generation African and moved to the United States during his middle school years. Nathan and Nicole have been married since 1999 and have four children. To contact Nathan, email [email protected].

James Jordan, Senior Associate Pastor

James is responsible for the day to day operations of the church, including managing the leadership team, the church budget and church-wide programming. James was ordained by Northeast Houston Baptist Church and has been shepherding NEHBC since 2014. James became a Christian while attending Atascocita United Methodist Church and was baptized at Huffman First Baptist Church. James graduated from Texas A&M University and from graduate school at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). James was born in 1982 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. James and Chrissy have been married since 2004 and have three children. To contact James, email [email protected].

Cindy Rogers, Director of Childhood Ministries

Cindy is responsible for assisting with vision implementation church-wide, with a primary responsibility for babies to sixth grade. She has been leading at NEHBC since 2011. Cindy became a Christian and was baptized at First Baptist Church, Refugio, Texas. Cindy graduated from the University of Houston and from graduate school at Sam Houston State University. Prior to joining the team, Cindy served as an educator and national award winning public school principal in an underprivileged area of Houston for 34 years. Cindy was born in 1952. Cindy and Richard Crumpton have been married since 1994. To contact Cindy, email [email protected].

Brandon Bales, Associate Pastor

Brandon is responsible for assisting with the shepherding of the entire congregation, with a primary responsibility for seventh to twelfth graders. He has been shepherding NEHBC since 2012. Brandon was born in 1983. Brandon became a Christian while attending Mt. Laurel Baptist Church in New Jersey and was baptized at Midlothian First Baptist Church in Midlothian, TX. Brandon was ordained by Madisonville First Baptist Church. Brandon and Heather have been married since 2003 and have three children. To contact Brandon, email [email protected].

Jorge (George) Pinto, Director of Music Ministry

Jorge is responsible for assisting with vision implementation church-wide, with a primary responsibility for our music ministry. He has been leading at NEHBC since 2014. Jorge became a Christian while attending Bell Friends Church in Los Angeles, CA, and was baptized at Ministerios Manantial De Amor Church in Los Angeles, CA.  Jorge is native to Guatemala, where he spent his early childhood. Jorge was born in 1976. Jorge and Claudia have been married since 2000 and have two children. To contact Jorge, email [email protected].

Jamey Moore, Associate Pastor

Jamey is responsible for assisting with the shepherding of the entire congregation with a primary responsibility for adult ministries. He has been shepherding NEHBC since 2018. Jamey became a Christian and was baptized while attending Second Baptist Church in Fredericktown, MO. Jamey served thirteen years in the United States Air Force as both an Enlisted Airmen and an Officer. Jamey was ordained by South Side Baptist Church in Abilene, TX, where he served for ten years. He graduated from National-Louis University and from graduate school at Dallas Theological Seminary (MACE). Jamey was born in 1974. Jamey and Tammie have been married since 1995 and have four children. To contact Jamey, email [email protected].

Brett Thompson, Associate Pastor

Brett is responsible for assisting with the shepherding of the entire congregation with a primary responsibility for missions and communications. Brett became a Christian and was baptized at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, VA. He joined NEHBC as a member in 2003 and was ordained as one of our pastors in 2018. Brett served in the United States Navy from 1993-1999 and then graduated from the Universtiy of Houston in 2003. Prior to joining our leadership team, he was an entrepreneur that ran a successful local business for fifteen years. Brett was born in 1972. Brett and Jennifer have been married since 1993 and have one child. To contact Brett, email [email protected]

Tim Wheeless, Associate Pastor

Tim is responsible for assisting with the shepherding of the entire congregation and will lead a group of our members to Denver, CO to plant a church in 2019. Tim was saved and baptized at Twin Oaks Baptist Church in Thomaston, GA. Tim served as a Georgia State Trooper and SWAT officer before becoming a pastor. He previously served NEHBC as youth pastor from 2008 to 2012, and then served as a senior pastor of another church before returning to NEHBC in 2018. Tim graduated from The College at Southwestern and earned an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Pastoral Ministry and Preaching. He was born in 1978 in Thomaston, GA. Tim and Sharon have been married since 2000 and have four children. To contact Tim, email [email protected].

Bill Campbell, Business manager

Bill is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business office. He has been leading at NEHBC since we launched in 2002, first as a volunteer and then became part of our full time staff in 2006. Bill became a Christian and was baptized at First Baptist Church Cleveland, TX. Bill graduated from Sam Houston State University and from graduate school at St. Thomas (MBA). He is also a Certified Church Administrator (Fellow) with the National Association of Church Business Administrators (NACBA). Prior to joining the team, Bill worked for LyondellBasel for 33 years in the oil and gas industry. Bill was born in 1950. Bill and Debbie have been married since 1972 and have two children and two grandchildren. To contact Bill, email [email protected]