Pastor Gentry was born in Los Angeles, but moved with his family to South Carolina when we was in Middle School. After High School, he entered The Citadel, in Charleston, SC. After only a brief 3 months, he was forced to drop out due to injuries from an automobile accident. After spending 5 months in the hospital, and another 7 months in physical therapy, he was able to re-enroll in school. He would graduate with honors from Wofford College. His degree was in Philosophy.
He entered graduate school at Greenville Theological Seminary. During his four year program he was involved as a youth pastor, and participated in several overseas mission trips. After graduation, he took a job as Associate Pastor at a church in South Carolina.
Pastor Gentry met his wife, Rebecca, as he was finishing his Masters. They were married in 1998. After 4 years as Associate Pastor, Gentry and Rebecca (and their dog, Sibbes!) moved to League City, TX to do a one year internship in the field of Church Planting. In August 2002 they moved to Pearland to begin what is now Hope Church. That was not the only thing new in 2002: their son Jonathan Bryce was born! In 2008, God blessed them with another son, Rhys Samuel.
Pastor Gentry has led Hope from its days in his apartment, to where we are now: soon to be building our very first building.
Hi! My name is Haley, and I am a junior at Houston Baptist University working towards becoming a teacher. I love having a job where I can gain experience teaching children about Jesus and helping them grow their faith using a fun, biblical based curriculum. Some of my favorite things to do include camping at Enchanted Rock, taking road trips and vacationing on the river. I would love to spend a year teaching as a missionary, however, I am open to going wherever God leads me!
Hello! My name is Evan Christopherson. I am a senior at Houston Baptist University, majoring in Christianity. After graduating I would like to earn a Master’s degree in Counseling and Practical Theology. I felt called to youth ministry at a very young age. Going through life as a junior high student and seeing God’s hand at work in my life planted a strong desire to enter youth ministry. In my free time I enjoy coaching baseball and getting into fun adventures! I thank God for the ministry opportunities that he has given me. I do not thank: rush hour traffic, Jack-in-the-box commercials, or washing machines that steal my socks….I’m still pondering on why these things exist.