Pastoral Team

ALBERT CORTEZ Senior Pastor

During his more than 35 years of fulltime ministry, Albert Cortez has served as Crusade Director for two international ministries, and was co-founder and Assistant Pastor of a church in NYC. He also served as Associate Pastor at the historic Oak Cliff Assembly of God in Dallas, and as Pastor of a church in East Texas.
His extensive ministry background, along with his unique life, unbelievable hurts and subsequent victories, has endowed him with an uncommon authority and honesty that opens an immediate door into the hearts of listeners, both young and old alike. In 2004, Pastor Albert and his lovely wife, Rebekah, came to Katy,Texas to pastor a wonderful church – Family Life Assembly of God.
Both Albert and Rebekah are fully ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God. They are the proud parents of a happy and busy high school son. Albert is a graduate of New York University (Urban Anthropology & Religious Literature), and his favorite motto is, “Follow the Cloud, Not the Crowd”!

MATT ANDERSENMinister of Administration

Bringing to our team over 16 years of ministry experience, including church planting, Pastor Matt is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God
University with a BS in Church Ministries, and has a MBA in Leading the Nonprofit Organization from Dallas Baptist University. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Kandy, and they have a 13 year old dog named Moca.

REBEKAH CORTEZ Associate Pastor

A native Texan and prayer warrior, Rebekah was raised in a pastor’s home. Prior to surrendering to God’s call to the ministry, she worked as a Neuro Critical Care nurse and unit manager for many years. Rebekah is a graduate of Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, and her favorite quote is, “Only one life will soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.”

RUBEN GONZALEZInterim Youth Pastor

A native Houstonian, Ruben Gonzalez was gloriously save at age 18, and called to the ministry at that same time. Both he and his wife, Marleene, are Assemblies of God ministers and the proud daughter of a pre-schooler. He is serving as our Interim Youth Pastor.

ROGER HAYSMERMinister of Worship and Music

After serving as Worship Pastor in frigid Michigan for a number of years, the Lord brought Pastor Roger to our team. He has a BA in Contemporary Worship Leading from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. Pastor Roger is married to Arielle, and they are parents to three precious little girls

RUSSELL JOYCEPrimetimers & Visitation Pastor

After serving 30 as senior pastor at one church in Connecticut, Pastor Russell and his wife, Joann, relocated to Texas to retire. But the Lord had other plans, and he joined our pastoral in 2017.

DEBBIE KAMMERLOHRChildren’s Pastor

Taking to heart the mandate that Jesus gave to “let the children come to Me”, Debbie brings both a passion and valuable experience to this vital area of ministry to our little ones. She and her husband, Frank, have two lovely adult daughters, and one son-in-law.

RENE PEREZSpanish Pastor

A native from the Rio Grande Valley area, Rene Perez is a professional engineer with a special call upon his life to pastor Spanish-speaking folk. His wife, Esther, is a pastor’s daughter and works alongside in the ministry with her husband. They have two married sons, and two grandchildren.

Support Team

ELIZABETH BALLNursery Coordinator

Elizabeth’s love for God’s little ones shines through as she faithfully provides prayer support, training, and scheduling for our nursery, toddler and preschool ministry.

SHARON JONKERSecretary

Originally from the beautiful country of South Africa, Sharon brings an international flavor to our ministry office team. She also serves as personal secretary to Pastor Cortez. Sharon and her husband Denzil have two young adult sons.

PEGGY KELLFinance Secretary

Peggy Kell and her husband Glenn served as missionaries to Zambia (8 years) and Kenya (2 years). Prior to relocating to the Katy area, Peggy worked at American College Testing (ACT Inc) in Iowa City, IA for 20 years.