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Moe Mays

Executive Director/Founder                             

After 30+ years as a firefighter and EMT, the Lord called Moe into full-time ministry where he served for 17 years as a minister in a local church. He also serves as a chaplain with a local police department and crisis response teams. God called Moe to ”Meet People Where They Are” and to minister to those in the community who are hurting, sick, dealing with death or trauma, or in need of pastoral services. Moe carries endorsements by the Baptist General Convention of Texas and International Conference of Police Chaplains. Moe has been married to his wife, Sherry, for 44 years. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  

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Eddie Simmons

President of the Board                   

Eddie Simmons is a retired ACP Board Certified Chaplain. Eddie has his Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, and BA in English Education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Eddie served as pastor of Baptist churches for 33 years and Staff Chaplain Level II for Memorial Hermann Health System for 15 Years. He currently serves as PRN Chaplain for Memorial Hermann Health System.

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Christine Turner

Vice President of the Board

Christine Turner has served the women in her community and local church through Women's Ministries for 20 years. For 9 years, Christine has worked together with Moe Mays for project planning, budgeting and providing ministry support. Christine currently runs an IT Support Services and Consulting business, which she has owned for the past 23 years.

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Keith Bedar

Treasurer of the Board

Keith Bedar is the US Finance Manager of a Ship Management Company, and has been a professional accountant for 18 years. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Keith has been married for 20 years and has two teenage children. Keith accepted Christ as an adult in 2004 and has served the Christian Community, through participating on Worship Ministry Teams and Men’s Ministry. He is passionate about meeting people where they are in their faith.

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Lynette Esquivel

Secretary of the Board

Lynette Esquivel is a retired banker and security officer. She served in that capacity for 25 years and also has 37 years experience in the financial field. Lynette has served the ladies in her church and surrounding communities through women’s ministry for over twenty years. She also enjoys volunteering in her church’s children’s ministry. Additionally, Lynette volunteers her time working with the Yet program where she serves

as a mentor to children in a local school district.

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John Landers

Board Member

John Landers is CFO of a law firm headquartered in Houston with offices in NYC and LA. John earned a BBA with a concentration in Accounting from Texas State University. He is a CPA in Texas. Prior to his current position, he worked in Public Accounting for 34 years retiring as a Tax Partner from BDO USA. He served for 6 years on BDO-Texas’ predecessor firm, UHY LLP International’s Executive Committee having been elected to 3 consecutive terms by his fellow partners. He was a founding Shareholder and Board Member of Texan Bank, N.A. serving as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and on various Committees for 11 years prior to its sale to Home Bank, N.A.  He was also a founding Board member of the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation. In addition, John was a founding member of Antioch Houston Community Church, serving on its Finance Team for 10 years. John was ordained as Deacon alongside Moe Mays at First Baptist Church Friendswood in 1997. John and his wife of 36 years, Nona, served there teaching Sunday School to youth for 17 years. John considers Moe Mays one of the most influential men in his life, and he is honored to serve in PCS with him. John and Nona are currently members of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. They have four grown children and two grandchildren.

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Roger Patterson

 Board Member

Roger Patterson is a retired minister who has served in multiple church staff roles for over 45 years. His last 12 years of active ministry, Roger served as Senior Adult Minister and Pastoral Care Minister. Roger has a Masters Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a BA from East Texas Baptist University. Roger currently resides in Georgetown, KY.

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Ron Stafford

Board Member

Ron Stafford was born in Charleston, South Carolina where he attended the Citadel and later joined the US Air Force. After his discharge from the Air Force, Ron attended seminary in Springfield, Missouri. For the last 46 years, Ron has served as a minister in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and as a missionary in Colombia, South America from 2005 to the present. Ron has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 52 years. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Mark Ciavaglia

Advisor to the Board

Mark Ciavaglia earned a degree in accounting from University of Houston before pursuing his law degree at South Texas College of Law. He currently practices law in his hometown of Texas City. Mark is a director of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Rotary Club; the chairman of the Economic Development Corporation; the chairman of the governing board of NCA-Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and a member of his church’s ministry team. He is the past president of the Jaycees, the Noon Optimist Club, the Centennial Celebration’s community outreach committee, Crime Stoppers, the census committee, the community college’s bond advisory committee and the Texas City ISD Education Foundation (an organization he helped found). Mark and his wife, Sharon, have three children.

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Mason mays

Advisor to the Board - Communications

Mason graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Business Administration. Mason has worked in technical sales at AWC, Inc. for 14 years and is currently the Regional Sales Manager for the Texas Gulf Coast. He and his wife, Melissa, have three boys.

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Melissa Tittle

Advisor to the Board - Creative & Social Media

Melissa graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Art. She taught in Clear Creek ISD for 8 years and has been a small business owner for 10+ years. She is a part-time freelance graphic designer, volunteers with the PTA, and is passionate about serving in her church's VBS every year. Melissa and her husband, James, have two children.

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