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Pastors John & Terry Brady                    

Lead Pastors

The Rio Grande Valley is the home of Pastors John and Terry Brady and The Family Church.  The Brady's moved to McAllen in 1994 and have raised their children in the unique, loving, family oriented culture of South Texas. They enjoy their local favorites such as salsa, breakfast tacos, the Texas Longhorns. 

Family is the heartbeat of TFC and the passion of every staff and church member. Their vision is Building Families, Serving People. 

Pastors John and Terry have been in ministry for over 30 years and enjoy teaching families what the bible says about relationships, family, and serving the community. Their joy is to show God's love to the Rio Grande Valley.  

The Brady bunch is a tightly knit family.  They have three grown children and two son-In laws.  They are also privileged to be honorary grandparents to their niece.

 

Pastors Alan & Ruth Weber           Executive Pastors

Pastor Alan and Ruth Weber have been working at The Family Church since 1999. Alan is the Executive Pastor and takes great pride in helping the younger generation of speakers develop and grow through mentoring. Ruth is the Executive Pastor of Organization and enjoys organizing events, helping departments stay organized, and helping people grow in their walk with God. 

When they are not working at the office, they love to spend time with their 3 children and grandson. They enjoy watching movies with their family, exercising together, and weekend getaways whenever they get the chance.  

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Pastor Nathan & Star Funk            Executive Arts Pastor

Pastor Nathan and Star Funk have been working at The Family Church since 2001. Nathan is the Executive of the Arts Department. He has a heart for connecting with members of his team and being a mentor to develop volunteers and staff.  

In his down time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. As a family they like doing outdoor activities, movie nights, bonfires with s'mores, and having fun with the people they love.  

 
 
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Ricky & Nikki Garcia                          Student Ministries Directors

Ricky and Nikki Garcia started working at The Family Church in late 2013 after completing a ministry training program held at the church in 2012. Ricky and Nikki (aka The Ikkys) work in Ignite Students helping teens develop a relationship with Christ and a love for the bible. They love to walk their students through every season of life and connect with them outside of church.  

Their time outside of work is usually spent working out together or cuddling with their dog Winston. The Ikkys also enjoy eating tacos whenever they get the chance. 

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Yoli & Juan Ruiz                                       Children's Director

Yoli Ruiz, with the help of her husband Juan, have been working in TFC Kidz Ministry since 2013. They enjoy seeing young children give their hearts to the Lord and watching them grow to become awesome men and women of God. Nothing makes them happier then seeing a child give their heart to the Lord for the first time in their life.  

When they are not ministering to TFC Kidz they are relaxing at home with their two daughters. They also enjoy spending time with family and friends whenever they get a chance to.  

 
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Pastor Alan & Debanhi Palacio                    Spanish Campus Pastor

Alan Palacio, with the help of his wife Debanhi, have been working in the Spanish Ministry since 2015. Alan is the Spanish Campus Pastor at our McAllen campus. They love being part of a congregation that focuses on family and speaking the truths of the word of God. They love talking about the wonders of God and hear testimonies that encourage them to continue to fulfill the purpose God has put over their lives.   

During their time off, they enjoy plenty of family time with their two children. As a family, they love to watch movies at home or at the theater and share a big bag of popcorn together.  

Denee Galindo                                       Life Training Center Director

Deneé Galindo has been working at The Family Church since 2004. She has worn many hats over the years, but she now has the pleasure of being the Life Training Center director for our young adults. She also assists Pastor John and Pastor Terry with their day-today schedules. She lives helping the next generation learn and understand what God has called them to be; it's her favorite part of the job. Plus, her students keep her young at heart!

In her down time she enjoys spending time with her husband and best friend Jody Galindo. Together, they love to eat, travel, and spoil their two puppy dogs. 


WESLACO

David Mendoza                               Weslaco Campus Director

David and Maricela Mendoza have been attending The Family Church since 2012. As of 2015 David, with the help of his wife, have been Campus Directors of TFC's Weslaco campus. They enjoy bringing TFC to Weslaco and love to hear stories about how God is moving in the lives of people of that community. They also lead our Young Adults group, The Hub. It has been a fun and challenging experience.  

On their down time, they enjoy spending time with their four kids, watching Manchester United (their favorite soccer team), and going out for a run. 

 

Deserae & Joey Garza                                      Children's Directors

Joey and Deserae Garza have been serving as the Children's Directors at The Family Church at our Weslaco campus since 2015. They're passionate about reaching the younger generation and helping them along in their spiritual walk. 

In their time off they enjoy spending every moment with their miracle daughter and their family.