lindsay-efferson

Social Media Manager

Born and raised in small-town Alabama, Lindsay and her family moved to El Paso in 2017 to serve as missionaries in Juarez. Lindsay has a heart to bring people to Jesus (or bring Jesus to people), to encourage others to be the unique person God created them to be, and to spur others on to…

angel-navarrete

Connections Pastor

Angel serves as our Connections Pastor. He has a passion to not only connect with people but getting people connected with Christ. He enjoys getting his hands dirty on many projects around our church building to ensure everything is excellent for our Sunday services. When Angel is not connecting with people or using his tools…

elizabeth-alvarado

Preschool Director

Elizabeth has had a strong calling to serve children since her childhood. She quickly becomes the “coach” in the groups she is surrounded by. She loves to lend a hand and is the first to offer encouraging words and a listening ear to those that are in need. In the past ten years, she has…

gabrielle-montelongo

Student Ministry Director

Born and raised in the city of the 915, Gabby is currently attending the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Accounting. Part-time barista and full-time dog mom, Gabby has a passion for seeing the youth of El Paso connect with God in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.…

pete-neria

Technical Arts Director

Pete serves as our Technical Arts Director. He has a passion to showcase our “Hopesters” lives and stories in a visually compelling way with the use of photography and video. With 12 years of experience working as a professional web developer and UI/UX designer, Pete brings his creativity and technical expertise to ensure that Hope…

courtney-neria

Family Ministry Director

Courtney is passionate about blending the two most important influences in a child’s life: home and church. After volunteering since 2014, she decided to take the reins and is now overseeing all the kids from birth to fifth grade. Courtney is excited that Hope City is establishing its roots in the very same building and…

jennie-terrazas

Worship Leader

Jennie is the musical one of the bunch who likes to go around knocking on doors singing “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” Her goal is to create an unforgettable Sunday morning experience through worship where everyone who walks in experiences the presence of Jesus. She has a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies from the…

jt-terrazas

Lead Pastor

Johnny, aka “JT” is the lead pastor which simply means he’s our chief visionary and chief prayer warrior. He has a passion for teaching God’s word through simple yet relevant messages that challenge and bring hope. JT is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies…