Our Story


On April 15, 1991, Dr. Daniel T. Hannon planted Christ Church United Methodist and on Christmas Eve, 1995 we celebrated Jesus’ birth, worshipping the first time on our own campus.  From this once vacant piece of land located in the heart of The Woodlands, we grew up to reach out from the heart of worship into our community and beyond. We exist only because Christ made it possible.

Our Christ Church Preschool (established in 1997) and The Climbing Tree Daycare and School (established in 2005) serve families with children from 6 weeks to 5 years old offering excellence in learning and development opportunities in a Christ-centered extension of the family unit.
Our Garden of Grace Columbarium (established in 2011) offers a place of eternal rest for those who have departed this life for the next.
Our campus is how we are equipped to extend Jesus to families, children, youth, and adults in our community, outwardly into the surrounding area, and even globally through our missional relationships.
In 2019, Dr. Hannon retired, passing the baton of senior leadership to Rev. Jeff Powers.  Rev. Powers comes to nourish the church this next season by bringing God’s Word and cultivating rich resources for strong and healthy growth.

1 Cor.3:6 says that while it was Paul who planted and Apollos who watered it, it is God who makes it grow.  We invite you to come, grow with us.

Our Vision

Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20.

Our Mission


BRINGING to Christ


GROWING in Christ


SENDING for Christ

Our Pastors
Rev. Jeff Powers
Senior Pastor
Office: 936-273-2030
Dr. Ralph Du Plessis
Associate Pastor
 936-273-2030 x 7243

Rev. Ellen Kent

Care & Compassion
936-273-2030 x 7242

Our Staff


Donna Davis-Yost

Director of Operations

936-273-2030 x 7230

Laura Bringle

Ministry Assistant
936-273-2030 x 7252

Pam Salter

Christ Church Experience
936-273-2030 x 7239

Zach Sample

Director of Student Ministries


Dennis Belisle

Director of Worship

& Music Ministries

936-273-2030 x 7231

Jesus Bravo

Assistant Director

of Music Ministries

936-273-2030 x 7232

Lynette Read

Director of Children’s Ministries

936-273-2030  x7251

Charlie Cole

Nursery Coordinator
 936-273-2030 x 7318

Jared Herman

Facilities Manager

936-273-2030 x 7253


Susan Reynolds

Financial Secretary
936-273-2030 x 7219

Children’s Education Center


Jennifer Felhauer

Executive Director
Children’s Education Center (CEC) 

Laura Hickey

Program Director 
Children’s Education Center (CEC) 

Pastor Emeritus – Retired


Dr. Daniel T. Hannon

Retired – Pastor Emeritus