Dr. Simon Goncharenko

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Simon was born in the former Soviet Union.  Having received his education at John Brown University (BS in Business Administration) and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM), he married Alice in 1998.  Simon and Alice have four children.  He later earned his PhD at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Simon's ministry experience includes working with youth and young adults, teaching and interim-pastoring in Dallas, Houston, Grapeland and outside the US in places like Russia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Malaysia.  In 2009 Simon started Christ Chapel Baptist (formerly 21 Fellowship) as the first Southern Baptist church inside the Midway city limits.  In addition to preaching, Dr. Goncharenko is an online Professor of Theology and Church History at Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA), a published author (Wounds that Heal: The Importance of Church Discipline Within Balthasar Hubmaier's Theology; Church Government According to the BibleChristian Megapolis) and a Certified Safety Professional.   


Dr. Bill Jones

 Bill is the Director of Missions for Neches River Baptist Association to which our church belongs.  His ministry background includes pastoring and church planting in different parts of our state.  Bill functions in the capacity of a provisional elder until the time when we have enough biblically qualified men to step up to this position.

Music Ministry/Women's Ministry/Administrator

Helma Hallmark

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Helma is a native Texan, born and raised in Grapeland, Texas.  She joined the staff of Christ Chapel in January of 2011 serving in the areas of Worship, Women's Ministry and Administration.  Helma has been in full time ministry since 1998, serving in Colorado, Wyoming, California and now back home in Texas.

Helma comes to us as a faith supported missionary, supported by friends and family that are committed to her and to the ministry here at Christ Chapel Baptist Church.


  September 2020  
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