Pastoral Team


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”!

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.”

DANNY GONZALEZYouth & Young Adults Pastor

Originally from Dallas, Danny Gonzalez joined our team with 9 years of prior ministry experience. He has a BA in Youth Ministry from Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas. Pastor Danny is married to Cinthia, and they are parents to a cute little boy.

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.


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.


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.