LEADERSHIP

DR. MARK & LAURA SHOOK, FOUNDING PASTORS

Mark's love for people is what shapes every aspect of how he leads Community of Faith. With degrees in psychology, religion, and Christian counseling, Mark has a big heart for healthy marriages and family dynamics and he believes in imperfect people journeying together to discover God's perfect plan for their lives. Mark sees the church as a family and a place to call home. Through stories and real-life application, Mark's messages bring Biblical truth to life.

Laura is a tireless advocate for the broken and forgotten, setting the tone for the local and global ministries of Community of Faith. Her years of cross-cultural ministry in Mexico City, and her experience as a cancer survivor and a registered nurse, have given her a deep compassion for people and cultures around the world. Whether building a hospital in Burundi, an orphanage in Costa Rica, or encouraging homeless women and children in Houston, Laura's goal is to find where God is at work and join Him there.

WES JACKSON, LEAD PASTOR

Community of Faith is led by Wes Jackson. He and his wife, Brandye, have been at COF for the last nine years, helping advance the purpose and mission of the church in the surrounding area. Before transitioning into his current role, he led the COF Student Ministry for several years. Wes and Brandye are both graduates of Texas A&M University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Together, they have two boys, Brayden and Camden.