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Travis Cardwell, Preaching Pastor
Travis Cardwell was born in Liberty, TX in 1979. He did not consider the claims of the gospel until his freshmen year in college. It was through the preaching of the gospel, at First Baptist Church in Bryan TX that he turned from his sins to trust in Christ. He immediately discerned a call into the pastorate, and to attend Seminary. He holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Travis is married to Alicia and has four children. 




Billy Newhouse, Associate Pastor
Billy Newhouse was born in Houston, TX in 1977. He was raised Lutheran and as a teenager began to understand a need for Jesus. He was active in church and as he grew older and he began to feel more and more convicted of his sins. At Texas A&M he felt called to the ministry and after his degree went on to earn his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Billy became involved at Redeemer when it was a young church plant, and has become integral to its success and growth.  Billy is married to Stephenie and has a new son. Currently Billy works as a banker and enjoys reading, running, and playing any sport that he can (especially softball, basketball, and flag football).




Bill Christen, Elder
Bill Christen was born in New York City in 1952. While living alone in New York, at the age of 18, Bill turned to the New Testament for the answers to life's questions. After reading the four gospels, he trusted Christ as his savior. Bill and his wife Charyle came to Redeemer in 2005, after being encouraged by some friends to visit. Bill and Charyle have a son, William (Bill) Charles, and a daughter Stephanie Elkins.  They live in Rosenberg, TX. Bill is a finished cabinet maker. He enjoys organizing things and watching a good movie.





Mark Jacob, Elder
Mark Jacob was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1968. He grew up very focused on school and worldly accomplishments. While attending law school at the University of Texas, he realized that worldly success was not fulfilling him the way he expected. A friend in law school shared the gospel with Mark, leading him to repent of his sins and trust in Christ for his salvation. Mark lives in Sugar Land with his wife, Holly, and four children and practices law with a firm in Houston. He has a passion for sports of all kinds and spending time with his family.
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