ABOUT US

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) is a global movement of people seeking to fulfill God’s mission in the world. We’re committed to studying the Word of God and faithfully living it out. We’re committed to the mission that Jesus Christ gave every believer: to make disciples of all nations.

OUR MISSION 

We are partnering together to advance the kingdom of God so that we can take back what hell has stolen. 

STAFF

Rev. Efrain Cirilo

State Administration Coordinator

efrain@texaschurchofgod.org

936-444-6183

Efrain was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and raised in the Bronx, NY. His wife Megan was born and raised in Pennsylvania. The two met in college, where they both gave their lives over to the Lord.

 

God began to stir a passion and desire in Efrain to enter into full-time ministry. After several years of schooling and mentoring, God opened a door in Kilgore, TX at Crosspoint Church. Efrain and Megan made the radical decision to quit their lucrative jobs, move halfway across the country with their little ones, and serve God in Texas.

 

After dedicating 8 years as the Senior Pastor in Kilgore, God called both Efrain and Megan to Conroe to plant a gospel-centered multiplying church. Through partnerships with Houston Church Planting Network, Stadia, Texas Ministries of the Church of God, and other partnering churches, Merge Church was planted. Their first service welcomed over 400 people. Efrain has a passion to equip the local church and see it thrive.

 

They currently live in Conroe with their three children Grace, Josiah, and Anna. 

David Kufeldt

Administrative Services Manager

936-203-4461

A Bible professor once said, "You don't have to go into full-time Christian ministry to serve the Lord with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength.  Go, be salt and light in business; show the business world what Christ looks like."  David took those words to heart as his calling.

 

David spent his working years in retail, distribution and in manufacturing; as an accountant, financial controller, IT manager, and as a business analysis manager.  David is now retired, but stays active providing database support and analysis to Wake Church, a new church plant in Conroe, TX.

 

David is a graduate of Anderson University (BA) and Ball State University (MBA).  He is married to Brenda, who is a registered nurse, and they have two adult sons, Jarad and Adam.  

Rev. Greg Jerkins

Congregational Specialist

greg@texaschurchofgod.org

281-960-5959

Greg is an ordained minister (‘04) who currently attends the South Park COG in Houston, TX.  His primary role is that of worship leader/musician; however, he embraces opportunities to preach, teach, and participate in various aspects of congregational ministry.

 

Greg earned a B.S. in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University (’94) and enjoyed an 18-year career in the telecommunications industry.  Since 2014, he has been employed as the Transportation Supervisor for the Stafford Municipal School District.

 

He married his best friend Cristy over 21 years ago, and they cherish the blessings of their three children- Mason, Madison, and Myles.  In his leisure, Greg enjoys playing golf, practicing on his Hammond organ, fishing, and cheering on the Cowboys.

Rev. Saundra McNeese

Business Specialist

saundra@texaschurchofgod.org

832-647-3996

Saundra has been active in the ministry and mission of the Church of God (Anderson, IN) as an ordained minister and a licensed chaplain of pastoral care, and she works as Associate Pastor at South Park Church of God. She serves as the 1st Vice President for the National Association of Women of the Church of God, West Middlesex.  She earned a Master’s in Business Administration and Social Work.

 

Saundra serves on the Board of Directors for a “women in crisis” association in Houston, and is a mentor for women at risk through her work with other congregations and other women centers in the Houston area.  She is also actively working to help congregations obtain their business status with the State and Federal governments and to find and secure grants to enhance their missions.

 

She has one son, Reginald Dwayne, and one great-granddaughter, Brandalynn. 

Rev. Wally Schiwart

Special Assistant

wally@texaschurchofgod.org

432-557-1140

Wally began his ministry career at First Church of God in Odessa, Texas in 1994.  During his time at FCOG in Odessa, he served in multiple positions, including youth minister, associate pastor, and co-pastor.  After leaving First Church of God, Wally served at Gracepoint Church in Odessa.  In October 2014, Wally answered the call to plant a new work in Odessa, and on April 5, 2015, New Dawn Fellowship began meeting with Wally as Lead Pastor. 

 

Wally graduated from Permian High School of Friday Night Lights fame, and has taken college courses at Odessa College, the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and Mid-America Bible College, now known as Mid-American Christian University.

 

Wally has partnered in ministry with his wife of 25 years, Tracie.  Together they have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.  Currently, Wally continues to serve as lead pastor of New Dawn Fellowship in Odessa.  Having always been bi-vocational, he is also the general manager over the Equipment Rental Division of Alpha & Omega Contract Sales & Consulting in Odessa. 

 

STATE LEADERS

Board of Ministry

Chairman

Dr. Ron Duncan (2022)

Retired
Parkgate Community Church

Pasadena TX

Vice-Chairman

Rev. Tim Gould (2023)

Lead Pastor

First Church of God

Houston TX

Secretary

Dr. Dave Root (2024)

Retired Military Chaplain

Place of Grace Fellowship

San Antonio TX

Treasurer

Rev. Kenneth Meeks (2024)

Lead Pastor

Kendleton Church of God

Kendleton TX

Member

Rev. Teena Houston (2024)

Lead Pastor

First Church of God

Corpus Christi TX

Member

Rev. Wally Schiwart (2023)

Lead Pastor

New Dawn Fellowship

Odessa TX

Member

Rev. Willa Moffett (2023)

Associate Pastor

Orange Church of God

Orange TX

Member

Rev. Bill Banda (2024)

Lead Pastor

Love & Grace Church of God

Corpus Christ TX

Credentials Team

Chairman

Rev. Tim Gould (2023)

Lead Pastor

First Church of God

Houston TX

Member

Rev. Ken Merrifield  (2023)

Lead Pastor

Living Grace Church

Tyler TX

 

Member

Rev. Minga Rangel (2024)

Lead Pastor

Somerset Church of God

Somerset TX

Member

Rev. Aquila Riggins (2024)

Lead Pastor

Sugarland Church of God

Sugarland TX

Member

Rev. Nehiel Rojas (2022)

Retired

Parkgate Community Church

Pasadena TX