Jim is the Pastor of CORE CHURCH HOUSTON. He is also an author, speaker, and consultant with a passion for making multigenerational disciples of Jesus one person, one step, one issue at a time. He lives in Houston with his wife, Brooke, and his two kids, Collin and Claire. For fun, Jim trains in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (as his body allows) and cardio kickboxing.
Richard is the associate pastor at CORE CHURCH HOUSTON. He moved to Houston from East Texas in 2016, where he lives with his wife, Abigail, and amazing dog, Daisy. He got his BA in World Religions from Stephen F. Austin and has a MA in Theological Studies from Houston Baptist University. He is currently studying Biblical Languages at HBU. When he isn’t studying, Richard enjoys making coffee and camping.
OUR STORY Since 2010 CORE has been a disciple making movement through which the Holy Spirit has been planting, building, and growing churches. CORE moves one person, one step, one issue at a time. We live and believe that God can and will, "Restore the years the locusts have eaten." (Joel 2:20) We believe that there is a way of life for the "weary and heavy-laden" to find "rest" in Jesus. (Matthew 11:28-30) We believe there is present power through the risen Jesus Christ for all who humble themselves and follow Him. (2 Timothy 1:7) We believe that personal discipleship is the call of God for all His people and His most effective means of restoring people and reaching the world.
-Jim Stern Pastor of CORE CHURCH HOUSTON
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