Gary McLoughlin, Chairman of the Deacons
Gary was born in September of 1954 in the city of Chicago, Ill. He was raised as a catholic, but upon entering the military he began to search for a more meaningful faith. In 1974 while serving over seas, he began to study the scriptures on his own and with the guidance of other believers he came to realize that he needed to commit his life to Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Gary has been married to his life long partner Kathy for 33 years and they now reside in Richmond Texas. They have raised 3 children and now enjoy the blessings of 3 grandsons who live in Arizona. Gary is a sales manager for a heating and air conditioning distributor locally in Houston area. He enjoys reading books, playing pool, and working in the yard.
Chris Pope, Deacon of Finance
Christopher Pope was born and raised in New Mexico. Although he attended church as a youth, Christopher was not familiar with God's Good News, and soon fell into a sinful and dissolute way of life in college. This began to change as the Lord led him to read and study the entire Bible. Christopher's future wife Veronica introduced him to a church where he heard and accepted the Gospel. In 2003, Christopher was baptized and moved to Houston. He and Veronica are the parents of three boys, and have been members of Redeemer since early 2009. Christopher attended New Mexico State University (Computer Systems, Foreign Languages) and Tulane University (Master of Business Administration and Master of Finance), and works in the petrochemical
industry. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and family activities.
David Van Essen, Deacon of Music