Dr. Jim & Traci Tucker
Jim Tucker Ministries
Dr. Jim Tucker desires to cross social, economic, and racial barriers with the love of God. His ministry, Jim Tucker Ministries, provides support for ministry in the inner city of Houston. Through strategic partnerships, Dr. Jim helps men and families escape the trap of addiction and live a life of freedom, dignity, and purpose through Jesus Christ. With biblical counseling, leadership training, and financial support, he has helped many rebuild their lives and restore relationships. Dr. Jim and Traci also partner with churches to provide marriage and family counseling.
Fun Fact: When Dr. Jim first began to work with addicts, he knew nothing about drugs or alcohol. He have never even had a beer! He has had fun learning the street language for substances.
Prayer Request: Pray for Dr. Jim to be effective at encouraging men to follow through with the help he arranges for them. Pray that the men he disciples would avoid relapse and complete the discipleship programs.
Contact Dr. Jim Tucker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eli & Mary Gautreaux
Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
Eli and Mary are directors of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries for the South Texas and New Mexico districts. They also serve as Internship Directors of Campus Missionary In Training (CMIT) for South Texas. Eli and Mary provide vision and direction for campus ministries existing and seek to open new Chi Alpha works at universities and colleges. While training new missionaries and equipping ministry teams, they serve hundreds of their spiritual sons and daughters, helping them and their ministries remain healthy and fruitful as they minister across the US and around the world.
Fun Fact: In his spare time, Eli is a water polo player and a knife maker.
Prayer Request: Please pray for favor and open doors with university administrators across our campuses. Even more so, pray for creativity and spiritual empowerment for our leaders to find ways to make disciples regardless of the current circumstances. Pray that God would continue to pour out His spirit upon campuses across the United States, especially those with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, as He uses the men and women there to make disciples.
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.” Isaiah 54:2-3
James & Marita Franklin
Chi Alpha (Angelo State University)
James and Marita serve through Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. James is the leader of campus missionary development and also helps disciple small group leaders. Together, James and Marita lead a Spirit-empowered, diverse community of believers that declares their faith in Jesus Christ in word and lifestyle and are equipped to fulfill their purpose in God’s global plan. Their mission is to reconcile students to Christ, equipping them through Spirit-Filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and mission to transform the university, the marketplace, and the world.
Fun Fact: In the late 1990s, James and his family lived on the small island of Guam for 3 years!
Prayer Request: Pray that the students at Angelo State University all have real encounters with Jesus this year. Pray that as a result, they would have the hearts to reach lost students around them. James and Marita are praying that what God does in them, He will also do through the students!
Contact James Franklin: email@example.com
Jason & Kimberly Bell
Chi Alpha (Sam Houston State University)
Jason and Kimberly serve through Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville, Texas. Jason helps develop the overall vision and strategy for the ministry and disciples small group leaders. Chi Alpha’s mission is to provide every student at SHSU a chance to know and walk with God through reaching and equipping students to reach students. Their vision is to raise mature and lifelong followers of Christ to transform the world.
Fun Fact: Jason and Kimberly are both identical twins. Yes, their wedding photos make you do a double-take!
Prayer Request: Pray that God would strengthen and encourage Jason to lead with vision and prophetic insight. Ask the Holy Spirit to fall on the students and move powerfully through the campus to draw men and women to Christ. Pray for blessings over Jason and his family.
Contact the Bells: firstname.lastname@example.org
John & Leann Parks
Ashford Community Church
John and Leanne serve as Senior Pastors of Ashford Community Church in Houston, Texas, located in the heart of Houston’s Energy Corridor. They are among one of the ten congregations that meet at Kingdom City Houston, an international community of churches with a heart to reach Houston and the world with the love of God. Known for its diversity, passion, and zeal for the Lord, Ashford CC is a Spirit-filled, Bible-teaching church with a focus on community, discipleship, and missional outreach.
Fun fact: John still plays tennis and rides his bike in his “old” age of 70!
Prayer Request: John and Leann are believing that Ashford Community Church will embrace the appropriate rhythm and focus to further develop the ministry vision and facility build-out to equip our multi-cultural international community of believers. They currently have 9 congregations and are projecting growth to 18 by 2022. Pray for continued healing for John’s wife, Leann.
Learn More About Ashford Community Church: www.ashfordhouston.com
Learn More About Kingdom City Houston: www.kingdomcityhouston.com
Contact Pastor John Parks: email@example.com
“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23
Scott & Cyndi Davis
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Scott serves the Lord through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in the North Houston area. Scott and his wife Cyndi have two children, and he has been faithfully serving with FCA for many years. Currently, Scott disciples 2 coaches who will make an impact in our communities.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes seeks to connect high school coaches and athletes with Jesus. They minister to and develop relationships with head coaches, then through them, to the rest of the coaches, teams, and athlete leaders. FCA pursues its vision and mission through the strategy of “to” and “through” the coach. They seek ministry first to coaches’ hearts, marriages, and families. Then, when ready, they minister through coaches to their fellow coaches, teams, and athlete leaders.
FCA’s 4 C’s of Ministry: Coaches, Campus, Camps, Community
Fun Fact: The Lord has allowed Scott to share the Gospel twice in Madagascar. The first time was in the early 1990s while playing basketball with Southwestern Seminaries’ Missions basketball team.
Prayer Request: Pray for a successful follow-up of the decisions made for Christ at the yearly Fields of Faith at Klein Memorial Stadium with local youth pastors and pastors. Ask God for a fruitful Sports Camp ministry. Pray that God would encourage and use Scott more powerfully this year to raise disciples for Christ.
Learn More about FCA: www.houstonfca.org
Contact Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilson & Judy Gauntt
Wilson and Judy are the Pastors of Full Life Fellowship in Purdy, Missouri. They helped restart this church in 2018. For 20 years, their vision has been reaching the lost and training the found. This correlates directly with their mission of bringing restoration, renewal, and revival into rural America. As the Gauntts yield themselves and provide the tools, they trust the Holy Spirit to do the rest.
In the Bible, “restoration” means to receive back more than has been lost, so that the result is greater than the original condition. “Renewal” means to bring new life into something. “Revival” refers to a spiritual reawakening from a state of dormancy or stagnation in the life of a believer. It encompasses the resurfacing of a love for God, an appreciation of God’s holiness, a passion for His Word and His church, a convicting awareness of personal and corporate sin, a spirit of humility, and a desire for repentance and growth in righteousness.
Fun Fact: While the Gauntts served in The Woodlands, a church elder took them to Colorado to learn to ski. It was more falling down the hill than skiing down. If only we had a video of that experience!
Prayer Request: Pray for leaders to be raised up, who can work in discipleship, worship, and media in our church in Purdy, Missouri. The Gauntts are also praying for a “Timothy” to be raised up to carry on the work here so that they can move to their next assignment.
Contact Wilson Gauntt: email@example.com