Teaching and Lead Pastor
Michael’s love for the local church in general, and preaching in particular, are rooted in his upbringing and over 35 years in local church service. His additional ministry experiences include teaching adjunct at The Master’s College, extensive prison ministry in California, and pastor and church-planter training in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Michael shares the ministry with his wife, Christy Lynn. They are most grateful for two gifted sons, two amazing daughters-in-law, and seven practically-perfect grandchildren.
Michael is a graduate of Baptist Bible College (BA), The Master’s Seminary (MDiv), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (DMin). He has pastored churches in Michigan, California, and Texas.
Pastor of Community and Mission
Seth Thornton serves as the Pastor of Mission & Community at C3. He oversees Community Groups and missions endeavors at the church. Seth desires to see C3 become a church that learns together, shares life together and reaches our city for the gospel together.
He has been influenced by the teaching and discipleship ministry of Tommy Nelson, the passion and single-mindedness for the glory of God of John Piper, and Tim Keller’s ability to win over skeptics and missionally reach his city.
Seth grew up in the Texas hill country (the promised land) on a ranch near Llano, Texas. He went to college at the University of North Texas where he played on the UNT golf team and earned a bachelors degree in Business Marketing. After college, Seth spent a year in Tommy Nelson’s discipleship program and served at Denton Bible Church while earning a graduate degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. After seminary, Seth served as a student pastor in Houston for 9 1/2 years.
Pastor of Family Discipleship
Todd grew up in Fort Worth playing many different sports and thriving within a Christ-centered family of 5. Todd attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California for two years, studying Theology, Liberal Arts, and playing on the Varsity tennis team. Transferring to the University of Texas in Austin, Todd graduated with degrees in Psychology and Sociology.
After an internship at Kanakuk Kamps, he took a position as Staff & Area Director for K-Life Ministries in Dallas and served there for six years. Pursing his love for Christian music, he spent a year in Nashville, TN working with Interl’inc as the Tour Coordinator with music artists such as Audio Adrenaline & DC Talk. The next 15 years, Todd was a Director at Kanakuk Kamps in Branson where he met and married his wife, Bronwyn.
C3 Student Director
Richmond serves as the Student Ministry Director at C3. His hope for students at C3 is that they would grow their love for Jesus and their love for the Church. He is passionate about leading and teaching students to be the light of Christ in this world. Richmond felt the Lord call him into ministry on a youth group mission trip his senior year of high school.
Richmond grew up in Austin, TX and then attended the largest Christian college in the country, Texas A&M! He graduated with a degree in Finance in December 2014. After graduating he served as an Associate Director of Student Ministries at a church in the Memorial area and is now in school full-time working on his Master’s of Theology (Th.M) at the Houston campus of Dallas Theological Seminary. He is excited to be working part-time ministering to the students and families at C3 while developing his gifts for ministry.
C3 Missions Coordinator
Jessica Meyers serves as the C3 Missions Coordinator. She works to provide the different ministries of C3 and the body of C3 with opportunities to serve and invest in gospel-centered ministries in the city of Houston. She also helps to organize events and encourage community groups to reach their neighborhoods.
Jessica holds a Bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Texas Tech University. Prior to Christ Community Church, she has worked as a therapist in the psychiatric unit at a children’s hospital in Dallas, taught at Yellowstone Academy for 4 years, and served as volunteer coordinator for Hope for Houston.
C3 Kids Coordinator
Brooke is from Sherman, Texas, north of Dallas and a graduate from the University of North Texas with an Elementary Education Degree. She has used this degree in teaching 5th graders as well as serving her church to help the kids program at Fellowship Bible Church in Jonesboro, AR for 4 years before stepping down due to having her own kids. She wants all of our kids to hear the gospel weekly through the teaching they will receive at C3.
Brooke met the love of her life Michael through College Life Ministries at Denton Bible Church in Denton, TX. They have been married since 2000 and have been blessed with two beautiful daughters: Emery and Landry and a very handsome son, Jameson.
C3 Administrative Assistant
Erin grew up in Houston, Texas, where she was blessed to grow up in the church and a Christ-centered family. She came to know Jesus at a young age but really grew in her relationship with the Lord in college. Erin is passionate about serving the church body and helping out in any way she can!
Erin graduated Texas A&M University (whoop!) with an Education degree. She taught 7th and 8th grade English in Katy for four years before being forced to leave the great state of Texas for Southern California where she tutored 5th-8th graders. By the grace of God, she returned to Texas in 2016.
Erin met her wonderful husband, Brian, in 2010 at church. They were married the following year. They have two great kids, Hadley Grace and James David. When not on duty, she enjoys running, cooking and being with family and friends.
C3 Family Ministry Administrative Assistant
Anna is the wife of Mike and mother to one daughter, Corrie. She grew up in central Texas and then moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M where she studied Finance. It was at the start of college that her eyes were opened to the good news of Jesus Christ. God began to shift passions and plans to education, particularly in communities that did not have great educational options.
After college, Anna taught in charter schools in the Houston area for 6 years where God grew her love for supporting struggling students. After the birth of her daughter, she made a change to administrative support for her school. Though not working as directly with students, she enjoyed providing support to leaders, so that students received greater care and teaching. God opened a unique opportunity to be a home school math teacher for a year, and she stepped away from her role as an administrative assistant. In her role now, Anna’s desire is to support various ministries so that people can be cared for, shepherded to know and love God, and the body to have fellowship with God and one another.
C3 Building Manager & Student Ministry Intern
Quinn serves as the facilities manager and Sr. High Student Ministry Intern. He grew up in a family of six with three brothers in Waxahachie, TX, before attending the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He graduated in 2002 with a degree in Physics. After flying in the Navy for 10 years he then taught High School science and coached basketball before joining the C3 staff.
Having grown up in a loving home and dutifully attending church with his family as a child, Quinn abandoned faith as a young adult. Later in life he recognized Jesus as Lord and Savior as the gospel of Christ conquered his heart.
He and his lovely wife, Stephanie, met in Houston and were married in 2016. They are expecting their first child, Olivia in October of 2018. The body of believers at C3 has been a great blessing and encouragement to him and his wife. He’s excited to join in service with the rest of the ministry team and staff.
C3 Graphics & Media Designer
Lauren grew up west of Dallas in a family that loved the Lord and faithfully attended church. It was at a very early age that she understood her deep need for the saving work of Jesus Christ in her life.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M, where she met her husband, Adam. They have been married since 2012 and are blessed with three children: Madison, Oliver & Theodore.