The Staff at Impact

Meet the folks who keep Impact operating daily.

It’s easy for anyone in the Impact family to find a job to do. Following the example set by Jesus, the staff here do everything it takes to meet the challenges of His church in the 21st century. Whether it’s ministering to the homeless, running the kitchen, leading singing, driving a van, mentoring the youth, or any of the many jobs that need doing at Impact, every one of them does it because they love Jesus and He loves people more than anything.

Harvey Davis


Harvey Davis has been married to Shirley Davis for 45 years and they have one son and four grandchildren. Harvey served in the military for two years and is a retired truck driver of 33 years. Harvey serves diligently in Impact’s worship ministry, among others, and travels widely to lead worship at other congregations. … Read More

Ron Sellers


Ron Sellers with his wife, Linda, helped plant the Impact Church 24 years ago. They have been married 42 yrs and have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Ron did his undergraduate work at Harding and ACU, and his graduate work was done at ACU in New Testament. He serves as Preaching Elder. … Read More

Charlie Middlebrook


Charlie has been married to Mollie 40 years. They have 5 children and 15+ grandchildren. They served 16 yrs. at Tomball Church of Christ and have served 24 years at Impact. Charlie has a BA, and MA. from ACU and a Masters in Theological Studies and DMin. from Houston Graduate School of Theology. He suffered a stroke on January … Read More

Dimas Velasquez


José Dimas Velasquez was born in Conchagua, La union El Salvador on May 8, 1954 and majored in Philosophy at the Franciscan Bible Institute in Guadalajara, Mexico and at the University of José Simeon Canas in San Salvador, El Salvador. He and his family came to the United States in 1982 in search of work and a better way of … Read More

Paul Woodward


Paul Woodward has served at Impact for 23 years, the first 16 as Impact’s first youth minister. Currently Paul is an elder, preaches, teaches, and serves in general ministry capacities. Paul and his wife Susan are lifelong Houstonians, have been married 30 years and are wonderfully blessed with a son Chris 27 and daughter … Read More

Chuck Gernand


Chuck has been married to Becky since 1974 and they have three children: Jeremy, Courtney, and Timothy. Chuck became a Christian at age 13 and both he and Becky were baptized and met at Lindale Church of Christ in Houston. Chuck works in the petrochemical engineering industry and they have lived briefly in Beaumont, TX, … Read More

Michael Guffy


Michael has been married to Elizabeth since 1977 and together they have one son, Philip. Michael has his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and worked as a service technician at Xerox for 23 years. Michael has also been an elder two times previously, at West University Church of Christ and at University Avenue … Read More

Alejandro Arango

Spanish Minister

Alejandro Arango is from Medellin, Colombia. He has been married since 1980 to his wife Linda and they have two daughters Abigail 29 and Deborah 26. Alejandro and Lynda graduated from Sunset School of Preaching and served as missionaries in Medellin, Colombia before joining the Impact Team in January of 1990. Alejandro teaches, … Read More

David Beegle

David Beegle has been the director of Impact’s Distribution Center since 2007, having come from a career in the food service industry. David is also instrumental in Impact’s Recovery ministry, with 20 years sober as a recovering alcoholic. David is married to Margaret and has three children. … Read More

Jim Delony

Jim and his wife, Pat, have been on staff since 2010 and is currently serving as Co-Director of the Distribution Center. Quoting the great theologian Minnie Pearl: "We're so proud to be here." … Read More

Carlos Ingles

Bilingual Minister

Carlos was born in 1979 in El Salvador. He is the youngest of three siblings. Growing up in a Christian home, he was part of the downtown Church in San Salvador, El Salvador. His mom was one of the very first Christians in the Church of Christ in San Salvador, fruit of American missionaries in the 60s. Carlos’ mother Carmen … Read More

Felton Benton

Felton has been at Impact since 1996. Felton is in charge of the annual Garage Sale, the Transportation (Vans/Buses) Ministry, and also helps with the Kitchen Ministry. He loves Impact and is very grateful to be a part of such a wonderful team. … Read More

Timothy Sells


Timothy Sells has been a minister at Impact since August of 2014. His duties and responsibilities include pulpit preaching and teaching, leading the Impact Life House, other adult ministry, community outreach to seniors, and the Liberty Island ministry. Tim received his BS in Religion from SouthWestern Christian College in … Read More

Patrick Lemmons

Patrick is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University and has been at Impact since 2003. He worked with youth for much of that time, until transitioning to Impact’s college-age ministry. Patrick also coordinates Impact’s diverse worship services. … Read More

Dennis Jaeger


Dennis is a husband, dad, and minister who serves as a minister at Impact.  He has been a part of the Impact ministry staff full-time since 2002 after serving as an intern for 3 summers and visiting with his youth group in high school.  God used Impact to change his life, and now he hopes God will use Impact and him to … Read More

Tim Huffman


Tim has worked with churches for the last thirty years. He has been blessed to serve in churches large and small as well as foreign and domestic. This experience brings a unique perspective that will help to serve and strengthen the ministry here at Impact. Tim and his wife, Allison, have been members since the fall of … Read More

Caroline Nichols

Children's Minister

Caroline Morales has been a Children’s Minister at Impact Houston since 2012. She grew up in Flower Mound, TX (a suburb outside of Dallas). Caroline became a Christian in College while attending Oklahoma State University, where she earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Accounting. It was at OSU that she first came to … Read More

Josef Bilnoski

High School Minister

Josef is the High School Minister at Impact. Josef and his wife, Karla, have been at Impact since 2009 and are the proud parents of three boys. Josef is a graduate of the South Houston Bible Institute. … Read More

Lluvia Flores

Children's Minister

Lluvia is one of the Children's Ministers at Impact. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She began attending Impact in the 10th grade and interned 4 summers before joining the staff full time in June 2009. … Read More

Tyler Lemmons

Mentoring Director

Tyler is Impact's Mentoring Director. After graduating from Harding University in May 2010 with a degree in Social Work, she interned that summer with Impact's youth and then began a full-time position working with the young women of Impact. Tyler also founded and coordinates Impact's Mentoring Program. … Read More

Geremy Varner

Middle School Minister

Geremy was born in Houston and comes from a family of ten.  Geremy has been the Middle School Youth Minister since 2013, but has been attending Impact since he was 6 years old. He graduated from Phillis Wheatley High School and is currently attending the South Houston Bible Institute.  Geremy is extremely grateful to be in a … Read More

Sydney Reynolds

Middle School Ministers

Sydney is one of the Middle School Ministers at Impact. Sydney spent her childhood years as a missionary kid in Rio de Janerio Brazil until the age of 12, when her family moved back to the Dallas area. Sydney graduated with a middle school education degree from Lubbock Christian University. During her college years she spent the … Read More

Leslie Salinas

Arms of Hope

Leslie and her husband Juan have been members of Impact since 2010. Natives of Houston, Juan graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Psychology and Leslie graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Family Studies and Psychology and a Masters in Educational Psychology.  Leslie has previously been … Read More


Marilyn Flores

Marilyn has been attending Impact since she was in middle school. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Spanish. Marilyn was previously employed with Children Protective Services. … Read More

Claudia Martinez

Finance Clerk

Claudia Martinez has been serving in the challenging role of Impact Secretary since 2012. Growing up in Clayton Homes, a local government housing project, she began attending Impact in the 4th grade and has not looked back!  She is a mommy to two beautiful girls, Alexia & Alani, and has been married to her husband Alfredo … Read More

Maria Zuniga-Arzu

Maria has been the Office Manager at Impact since 2008 and volunteered prior to that as a volunteer in the distribution center, YDC, and during hurricane relief. Maria is originally from Honduras, Central America but came to Houston with her family by way of New Orleans during the devastation of hurricane Katrina. She has over … Read More

Sonya Guice

Sonya has been at Impact since 1997 and has loved every minute!!! She is part of the Finance Group as well as the Fundraising and Marketing aspects of the ministry. She is married to Ralph and they have 4 wonderful children. She says she loves her "2nd family" here at Impact. … Read More

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