Shawn Evans

Shawn Evans was born in Toronto, Canada in 1980. Having gone through school, It was after 3 years of college that the Lord began to reveal himself as a personal, holy, grace-filled God. It became clear that Shawn was making selfish, sinful choices that he couldn’t turn from himself. The Lord graciously began showing him that he must be saved from that sin by Jesus Christ, receiving it by faith; Precisely what he did in 2003.

He and his wife began attending Baptist Church of the Redeemer in October of 2014 and were made members soon after. Shawn plays an active part in the music ministry alongside Jason.
Shawn is married to Tania and have three kids: Karis (7), Titus (5) and Gianna (2). He works in sales of shipping and packaging supplies.

Bart Hostetler

Bart grew up in the small town of Strasburg, OH. Growing up in a Christian home, Bart was no stranger to gospel discussions and accepted the Lord as his savior during his adolescent years and later baptized in high school. He completed his finance and management degree at Ohio Northern University and later completed his MBA at Wake Forest. However, it wasn’t until after college by God’s grace that he began to understand that his identity was found in Christ alone and not the different roles he plays here on Earth. He re-dedicated his life to the Lord and started taking an active role in the church. He currently works for a national brokerage firm and leads a wealth management team here in Houston. He married his wife, Rachelle, in 2011 and they have 3 young children: Mila, Madden, and Molly. When he isn’t busy at work or spending time with Rachelle and the kids, he enjoys golfing, basketball, and tennis.

Mike Ritter

Mike grew up in a home where Jesus Christ was proclaimed as Messiah and the Bible was recognized as God’s holy word, but it wasn’t until he graduated from college that he saw the sin in his own life and his real need for a savior. It was 1985 when he acknowledged Jesus Christ as his savior and lord.

Mike and his wife Thirza were married in 1999 and they have 4 children: Tristan, Abigail, Ella, and Anna. They have been members of Redeemer since early 2015. Mike serves as the Safety Lead for Redeemer, working to provide a safe environment for worship, learning, service, and fellowship.

Mike works for a global energy company, commercializing specialty software products and digital technologies.

Joe Rowan

Joe was born in a small college town in South Dakota in 1976. Realizing the importance, his family moved to Texas as quickly as they could, finally settling in Houston in 1983. Joe was not raised in a believing family and rarely attended church. At the age 18, shortly after high school graduation, God revealed Himself to Joe through a video called “Hell’s Bells,” which tried to demonstrate the Devil’s influence in secular music. While this video fell short in many ways, it quoted part of the verse John 10:10 (“I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.” ESV). Through this half of a verse, God revealed to Joe that he was merely existing, but not truly living. Joe realized he was no more alive than a common table, so he begged for God to give him life. Since that day, Joe has given his life over to Christ, who already owned his life from the beginning. 
Joe has attended Baptist Church of the Redeemer, since the beginning in 2005, back when it was still called Faith Family Fellowship. Over the years, Joe has served BCR in a variety of ways, such as teacher, praise band, sound, finance, and other forms of logistics that are asked of him. Joe served as a youth pastor for several churches before joining BCR.
Joe married his wife Jill in 2008. They have two boys, Aaron and Elijah. Joe graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005 with a Diploma in Theology and again in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity. He currently works as General Manager and Chief Operations Officer at Sabre Electric Company.

Chad Pyle

Chad was born and raised in rural Kansas, where he grew up playing soccer, basketball, and tennis and was surrounded by siblings, nephews, and nieces. He was raised attending church and Christian schools and came to saving faith in Jesus Christ as a child, but it wasn’t until his freshman year of college that he became aware of his need to surrender fully to a life of obedience to Christ.

He graduated from college with a degree in biology and currently works as a scientist for an oilfield services company. He married his wife Kim in 2003, and they have five children. Chad enjoys sports, reading, spending time with his family, and being outside whenever possible.

Chad’s family has been attending Redeemer since early 2014, and he has served as a children’s Sunday school teacher, care group leader, on tear-down team, and as a deacon responsible for facilitating youth activities.