Church 1:37 Leadership
Greg grew up in the church as a preacher's kid. He trusted Christ at the age of eight and was baptized by his father. He is a Baylor University graduate where he majored in Radio/TV Communications. While Greg was working at KWTX-TV in Waco as a sports and news videographer, he was also doing youth ministry at FBC McGregor, Texas. God called Greg to drop his camera and lights and follow Him in serving churches in full time ministry in Iowa Park, Denison, Wichita Falls, Palestine, and Tomball. After serving the Lord in Youth Ministry for over 30 years God placed Greg in a church-plant called Church 1:37 as Pastor.
Greg is happily married to Kristi for 26 years and is blessed with three awesome children; Savana, Landry, and Gentry. During Greg's free time he loves to go on dates with his wife, be daddy to his children, and spend family time with the Sipe Five. He also enjoys shooting and editing videos, watching football, and going on cruises.
His heart for Church 1:37 beats to seeing people experience that nothing is impossible with God and to have an encounter with Jesus in their lives from the inside out. (Mark 2:1-12) Greg loves the church! His desires for Church 1:37 is to Bring'em In, Build'em Up, and Send'em Out! It's about bringing them into the church to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. It's about building up people in the church and in homes all over Tomball. It's about sending them out of the church, at the end of a worship service. As well as sending them out into the mission field, called the work place, schools, neighborhoods, and homes. Greg is ready at any time to give out a hug, a pat on the back, fist bump, high five, or a sic'em bear's hand claw.
Quinton Payton was born and raised in Tomball, TX. Quinton played soccer at Tomball High School and was involved in his church's youth group for six years. He attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and received a Bachelor's of Christian Ministry in 2016. While in college Quinton served as a University Ambassador, led small group bible studies for several DNOW's all over Texas and was a Youth Director at River Rock Bible Church in Georgetown, TX for a year and a half.
During his free time Quinton loves to play soccer, ultimate frisbee, and go hiking. He has a huge heart for missions, church planting and discipleship. Quinton's vision for ministry is to have Christians live with confidence that they have God on their side and that their relationship with Him is something the entire world is longing for. (2 Cor 2:14) Feel free to ask Quinton to join into any sports match you may need an extra player for!
Chris Godby was born in Oklahoma but, raised in Houston, Tx. (Boomer Sooner & Go Rockets/Texans). He was raised in church as a Pastor's kid and came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at a young age. When he was 17, Chris dedicated his life to full-time ministry and the overall advancement of The Gospel.
Chris began serving at Church 1:37 in March of 2017. Before coming on staff at 1:37, he has served as a Worship Leader and Youth/Children's Pastor for Magnolia Creek Baptist Church in League City, Fairbanks Baptist Church and Bethel Baptist Church in the Northwest area of Houston.
Chris has been involved in planting a college ministry on the North side of Houston called, "Higher Grounds" and has been blessed to help out with D-Nows all over the state of Texas. His passion for people is complimented with a desire to see lives changed through the power of Jesus Christ. He is married to his beautiful bride, Ashley Denise. The two of them just had their first child April 15, 2019; a beautiful baby girl named Charlie Grey.
In his free time, Chris enjoys playing/watching sports, listening to music, writing songs and hanging out with friends.
"Love God, love people."
Pastoral Assistant & Children