Ministry Team

  • Interim Pastor:

    Larry Womack

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  • Associate Pastor:

    Brian HÉbErt

    Brian joined the Wilcrest team in October of 2016. He was born in the States, grew up overseas, and has traveled all over the world. He and his family spent several years in the Middle East, during the Arab Spring, studying the language and culture, and serving as business development consultants for a non-profit organization. Brian’s undergraduate is in History of Ideas and Biblical Studies, and his Doctorate is in Intercultural Studies. He is publishing his dissertation under the title, "Crossing the Arabian Desert Together."  Prior to Wilcrest, Brian worked in construction, oil and gas, and education. He has been studying Houston’s demographics and religions for many years and started the Houston Diaspora Network to help people learn to practice kingdom focused hospitality in culturally relevant ways. Through that work, he has trained more than 500 business people, government workers, medical professionals, educators, and travelers on three continents in kingdom focused cross-cultural work. He is an avid foodie, and cofounded Terabeza, which focuses solely on the international food of Houston. He and Christy have been married since 2003 and have five children.  

  • Music Minister:

    Beth Walker

  • YoutH PAStOr:

    Zach Murchison

  • Children's Director:

    Scott Lester

    Jessica was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and came to the United States in 1981. Her parents came to the United States with hopes to provide a better life for their family. As an immigrant family they encountered many hardships as they struggled to adjust to a new country, new culture, and a new language. Despite the challenges, God blessed her by giving her amazing and godly mentors through many seasons in her life. She came to Wilcrest Baptist Church in 1989 and has had the privilege of serving in various ministries and traveling to several nations to spread the Gospel. Jessica graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science and taught in the Alief Independent School District for 17 years. In 1997, Jessica married her best friend, Darren and they are now the proud parents of their beautiful daughter, Hannah. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and singing. God called her to join the Wilcrest Staff in 2014 as Minister to Preschool and Children. Jessica’s life passion is to know Christ and to follow Him with reckless abandonment. She has a strong burden for the family and knows that our world, nation, and city are in desperate need for Christ and it begins with the family. Jessica understands that she has a great responsibility to equip every generation with the Gospel message and to make sure that they live out the “Great Commission.” One child, one family, one community at a time.

  • Preschool Minister:

    Maggie Salazar

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  • Spanish Pastor:

    Baysel Martinez

  • Ministry Assistant:

    Al Bailey

    Al Bailey was born in the United States Virgin Islands (St. Thomas). He came to Wilcrest in the early 90s and shortly became a member of Wilcrest Baptist Church. He also serves as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher of the 4th, 5th and 6th grade boys, discipleship teacher. Al is married to Roxanne Bailey and have two children, Michael and Mikayla Bailey.

  • Spiritual Growth:

    Jeff Adams

    Jeff Adams was led to Wilcrest in 1998. God has given him a strong desire to see people study the Bible in depth and be changed by His word. In his role, he serves by teaching Adult 1 and assists other teachers. He helps coordinate the church’s discipleship program and often teaches discipleship classes. Jeff also serves in the choir and drama ministry. He was ordained into the ministry in 2008 and received his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010. He is married to Susan and they have 3 daughters, Jessica, Sarah, and Carissa.

  • Financial Secretary:

    Melissa Holmquist

    Shelly Cervantes was born and raised in Beaumont, TX. Like the story of so many others, she spent several years seeking her purpose in life. As she became exhausted searching for something to fill an obvious hole in her soul, Christ pursued her. Having accepted Christ in 2001 under guidence of an accounting professor her last year in college, she spent many years without much direct discipleship. A hunger to know her Creator in a deeper sense became insatiable. She began attending Wilcrest Baptist Church in October of 2007 and marvels at how graciously Christ has grown her since. Shelly loves spending time with her wonderful husband, Yadu, homeschooling her children, reading, journaling and traveling to Central and South America. She has served joyfully as a volunteer ESL teacher and on mission trips to Barranquilla, Colombia.