Dr. Jeff Christian, Preacher
Jeff began serving as our Preaching Minister at Bering on Easter Sunday in 2010. He has preached for churches in Texas since he was 19 years old when he was a student at Abilene Christian University. Jeff has also trained at Princeton Theological Seminary, and served as an Adjunct Professor at ACU. His main ministry loves are preaching and teaching, as well as simple, everyday pastoral care. Jeff and his wife Jennifer live in the neighborhood around Bering. Their son, Cole, is at VMI, and their daughter, Reese, is at Piedmont College.
Don Edwards, Administrative Minister
Don began serving as our Associate Minister in 1992. He has been in ministry for 40 years, serving as pulpit minister and education minister in churches in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. His duties at Bering include director of the adult education, administrator of office affairs, and minister of financial activities. As a native of Arkansas, Don received his ministry training at Harding University. He has also done graduate work in religious education at Abilene Christian University and in business/accounting at the University of Houston. He is married to Joan Howard, the Director of Bering Drive Christian School, and they have six children.
Cynthia Ownby, Family Minister
Cynthia began serving at Bering in May 2009. Cynthia has a BA in Youth and Family Ministry and a certificate in Missions (Abilene Christian University, 2009), as well as a MA in Spiritual Formation (Portland Seminary, 2018). Cynthia has a passion for the Enneagram, the faith of the mystics, and practicing shared spiritual formation with community and in the normal practices of daily life. She is grateful for opportunities to foster and love authentic community and spirituality with her Bering family. Cynthia enjoys her life in Houston with her husband Cale and their Yorkies, Bandit and Banjo.