Staff

 

Pastors
Dr. Goodluck & Angela
Okotie-Eboh 
 
 
Dr. Goodluck Okotie-Eboh is the founder and senior pastor of The Ark Fellowship. Dr. Goodluck earned his Ph.D in Nutrition from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He was working at Baylor College of Medicine as a skin cancer Research Scientist when he received the vision for The Ark Fellowship in 2000. The church was officially started on Easter Sunday of 2002. Pastor Goodluck is a man of faith who believes and teaches the unadulterated word of God in a very simple and applicable manner. He is admired as a gentle nurturing pastor who possesses dynamic leadership skills and maintains a consistent spirit of wisdom and excellence.

Pastor Angela believes she's been called to demonstrate God's love to others. She works alongside her husband as pastor at The Ark Fellowship. She is a graduate of the University of Texas where she earned her Bachelors, Masters and a Nurse Practitioner degree in Nursing. In addition to her many responsibilities with ministry and home, she also operates her own private medical practice. Angela is known and respected for her gentle and compassionate spirit. Her commitment to helping others is evident through her lifestyle of service. She founded Heart and Health Ministries International in 2004. Heart and Health is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the healthcare and practical needs of the poor in developing countries.

Goodluck and Angela were married on January 19, 1991. They are the proud parents of three adult children, Omare, Grace and Toju.

Care Pastors
Andy & Irena Richey 
Andy and Irena were saved as young children and grew up in Christian homes. They were married in 1969 and have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Andy was called into the ministry at the age of 35. Throughout the years, Andy has served as Adult Sunday school teacher, church deacon and church elder. Andy has also been instrumental in training church and altar prayer teams at a number of churches. In 1989 he received his ministerial license through the Assemblies of God. Irena has taught Children's church and served as Director at a church Christian daycare with over 100 children in enrollment. Andy and Irena served as associate pastors of The Ark Fellowship since its inception in March of 2002 and now serve as Care Pastors.

Andy and Irena serve in many leadership roles at The Ark Fellowship. They serve as departmental administrators over the Sunday school, Children's Church, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, and Nursery.  Irena is the church's Secretary and Treasurer. Andy trains and oversees the Prayer Partners, Ushers, and Greeters.

Pastors - Calvert
Roy & Sheryl Harris 
 
 
Roy and Sheryl were both born again in the 1990's. They were married in 1998 and have three children.  Roy is a Food Service Director at Colonial Oaks where he also teaches the Word of God weekly. Sheryl works for M.D. Anderson as a nursing/clinical assistant.
 
Roy was called into ministry in 1993 and has served the body of Christ in several locations throughout the Houston area as a bible teacher.
 
Since joining The Ark Fellowship in 2009, Roy and Sheryl have been blessed to fill several roles under Pastor Goodluck's leadership. Sheryl as a greeter and Roy as an usher and Sunday school teacher.  In 2012 Roy and Sheryl were called to serve as pastors of The Ark Praise Center in Calvert, Texas.
Children's Pastor
Christi Moore

 

Christi was saved as young child and is blessed to have grown up in a Christian home.  Since she was raised here in the Cypress area from the age of nine, Christi has a strong passion and desire to serve the people of the community.  Christi is married to Eric Moore and together they have four children.

Christi has been involved with drama beginning at the age of 12.  Since 2003, she has served as the Drama Leader at The Ark Fellowship, and as of December 2015 has successfully directed eight Children's Musical Christmas programs.  Christi has served in various teaching roles in Sunday School, Children's Church, and Mpact Girls (Missionettes) for the past 13 years.  

Christi now serves as our Children's Pastor and is excited about the opportunity to impart the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the teaching of scripture, puppet skits, games/activities, and music with the children of The Ark Fellowship.

Youth Pastors
Francisco & Tammy Pequeno
 
Bio coming soon!
Youth Pastors
Matt & Alicia Alagala
 
Matt and Alicia Alagala have been involved in youth and worship ministry for over 10 years and are dedicated to making disciples of all nations. Matt, an engineer and Army veteran, and Alicia, a missionary previously involved in orphanages in Taiwan, have both loved the Lord since an early age and know Him as their personal Father. It is most important to them for teens to know their identity in the Father and to walk in Light and purity through worship in Spirit and in Truth, community, and serving. Through intentional building of relationships with teens, they hope to establish a lifestyle of Christ in the youth rather than just a Christian label. Involving them in their daily life, they want the youth to be a group that is known for proclaiming the Gospel.
 
Small Group Pastors
Al & Shelly Gregurek
Al graduated from Texas A&I with a degree in Marketing.  Professionally, Al has spent the last 25 years in technology sales and works for Cisco's data center team as a product sales specialist.  Outside of work, Al enjoys working with athletes of all ages through speed and agility camps and personal mentoring.

Shelly graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in Education.  She taught elementary school in the Cy-Fair school district for 18 years.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cultivating relationships, doing crafts, and playing games.  Shelly also spends time doing philanthropic work with her daughter through the National Charity League. 

Al and Shelly served as the Children's Pastors of The Ark Fellowship for 7 years and now serve as the Small Groups Pastors.  Al was officially ordained as a pastor in 2013. They love helping people get connected and empowering them for ministry!  They have two children in high school, Ryland and Gunnar.

Worship Pastor
Alan & Amy Cooper
 

Amy Cooper's one desire is to lead people into the presence of God. It is there that people are healed, restored, loved and freed. She has a heart to serve the body of Christ and loves people.

She is a graduate of William Carey University with a Bachelor's degree in Contemporary Worship Ministry. Her primary instrument of study was voice and her secondary was piano. After graduating in August 2014, Amy prayed vigorously for a job at a church where they were passionate about Christ and loved to worship. God answered her prayers in May 2015 when He opened the doors at The Ark Fellowship church. She feels blessed to be a part of a church family where they love each other, desire Jesus with all of their hearts and worship boldly.

Amy is married to her wonderful husband of four years, Alan Cooper. They are from Hattiesburg, MS.

 
Church Administrator
Thresa Johnson
 
 
Thresa was raised in a christian home and cannot remember a time in her life when she did not love and serve the Lord. Having been brought up in a home where her parents served in many positions in the church, she has followed in their footsteps by being very involved and active in ministry. Utilizing her 20 plus years of administrative experience and her natural abilities with technology, she provides administrative support for the Pastoral Staff and for the many ministries within The Ark Fellowship. She also creates and maintains the church website and is the Lead Media Technician for the Worship Ministry.
 
Thresa is the proud parent of two adult children, Abigail and Austin Firth.
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