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Kevin Ankenbauer, Gary Arthur, Mike Drewry, Michael Miller, Trey Moore, Ed Newton and Craig Spaulding

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Dr. Ed Newton, Lead Pastor

Dr. Ed Newton became the Lead Pastor at Community Bible Church in January 2016. His calling includes evangelism, pastoring, teaching God’s Word, and connecting with people of all ages and cultures. Ed Newton is husband to his college sweetheart Stephanie and dad to London, Lola, Liv, and Lawson.

It was in the midst of adversity and major hardship during his high school years that Ed began his relationship with Christ. Because of his own radical salvation experience, he has the ability to meet people where they are and to minister to them during tough times. Through the encouragement of others and the study of scripture, as a senior in high school, Ed realized God was calling him to the ministry. He began his collegiate journey at Clearwater Christian College in Florida, then went on to earn Masters degrees in religious education and divinity, as well as a Doctorate in pulpit communication and expository preaching.

Ed has since served in various church staff positions, such as youth pastor, recreation pastor, and minister of outreach and single adults. He spent several years in a faith-based itinerant evangelism ministry. Just prior to coming to CBC, he concurrently held support roles as staff evangelist at First Baptist Church, Central Florida, acted as executive director of the Lift Tour, and taught as a faculty member at Student Leadership University in Orlando. Using all these experiences, God has uniquely gifted and prepared Ed to lead the people of CBC.

Sean Metcalf, Executive Pastor

Sean volunteered and interned in several different youth ministries from 1993 to 1998 in several cities in Texas and Oklahoma. In 1998 he began his full-time Children’s Ministry career at Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. In 2001, Sean began his career here at CBC in the Children’s ministry. Sean has been on staff at CBC for 14 years. He has been married to his wife Julie for almost 17 years, has two kids, and his favorite thing in the world is hanging out with his family and making great memories!

Scott Kindig, Executive Pastor of Operations

In 1986, just one year after he began his personal relationship with Christ, then college student Scott Kindig was called by God to the ministry, and he has been living to draw others to Jesus ever since. Scott was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but his spiritual journey and ministry career began in Georgia and continued there throughout college and seminary. In addition to serving on staff at several churches in roles such as Youth Pastor, Disciple-Making Pastor, and Chief of Staff / Executive Pastor, he has had the opportunity to minister at numerous leadership development events, student camps and events around the nation. Scott also has served the Georgia Baptist Convention as a Youth Ministry Consultant and, most recently, has been part of a ministry that multiplies leaders around the world, with the goal of expanding God’s Kingdom influence through discipleship and missions. He has been trained and certified in ministry coaching, disciple-making, learning communities, identity and calling, and vision templating for congregations. It is his passion to invest in leaders to effect change in the world.

Scott loves to be called “husband” by his beautiful wife Kim and “daddy” by their four amazing children, Seth (and his wife Laura), Nate, Drew, and Mary Beth, and is anxious to add “grand daddy” to his titles. Scott and Kim love being disciple-makers and pray for God’s influence to expand and deepen both in their family and in the extended family of the Kingdom of God.

Ray Jones, Worship Pastor

Ray Jones has 43 years of worship leading experience. He has traveled extensively as a Music Evangelist and Worship Seminar Teacher. Ray has served at CBC for 20 years as Worship leader and as an elder. He has also produced more than 40 Worship and Christian music albums. Ray also recently wrote a book Will You Worship and was awarded Best of the Best 2012 by Worship Leader Magazine. Ray has been married to Andrea Kowalsky Jones for 25 years and he has four sons.

Marguerite Hudson, Care & Support Pastor

God has always had a special vision for Marguerite regarding her service to Him. Raised in the church, she felt a call to ministry as a teenager. With her education and training as a marriage and family therapist, Marguerite began the development of CBC’s Care & Support Ministry in 1996. What began with 2 support groups has grown over the years into a large, vibrant ministry that includes recovery groups, support groups, counseling and a strong premarital program. Marguerite is also the author of the Who You Are (formerly known as Wise Counsel) curriculum, CBC’s leadership training program.

Betsy Buhler, Communications Pastor

Betsy grew up in Lebanon, Tennessee. She was very active in church ministry from a young age and felt God’s calling at the age of 16. Betsy spent some time as a summer missionary in Nashville, Tennessee and went on to spend 18 years at LifeWay growing her expertise in the field of communications. In 2001 Betsy made a step of faith and moved to San Antonio, TX to join CBC. She has taken the Communications staff from 1 to 30 and has helped CBC grow exponentially in a smooth and skillful transition. In her spare time, Betsy serves as a San Antonio Police Chaplain and WNBA Chaplain.

Amanda Singer, Vocal Music Pastor

Amanda Singer is the Vocal Music pastor at CBC, and has been since 1996. With the goal of teaching worship as a lifestyle Amanda writes and arranges music relevant to kid’s day-to-day lives. Amanda has also composed and arranged pieces for the adult choir. Amanda attended JSU in north Alabama for undergrad and went to Seminary at SMU in Dallas. She is married to Gary and they have two sons who now attend Texas State University. Amanda and her family live in Bulverde, Texas where she enjoys spending time in her garden.

Ruth Ott, Connections Pastor

Ruth was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and attended the University of Texas at San Antonio. She accepted the Lord as a first grader at kid’s camp. She spent many years in the retail industry training department managers. She is married to Bill and they have three children. Ruth joined CBC as a volunteer for MOPs, from there she has been a leader in children’s ministry, groups, and care & support. Ruth has the opportunity to minister to others by helping them discover their gifts, serve their church and welcome first time guests.

David Jones, Communications Associate Pastor

David was born in Alabama and grew up in Louisiana and Texas. He has lived in San Antonio since 1989 and has been a member of CBC since 1993. He is married to Liz and they have 5 children. David began his career at CBC as an audio engineer, which led him to being the head of the audio team and becoming an associate pastor of Communications. He loves to sing, spend time with his family, cook and watch the Saints play football.

Craig Moyer, Outbound Pastor

Born in San Antonio, Craig was raised in a Christian family, the oldest of seven children. Craig graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Business Administration. A distinguished Military Graduate and Army ROTC scholarship recipient, he proudly served as a commissioned officer in the US Army – Medical Service Corp. A great passion for travel, and a desire to serve the church, led him to the missions program at Community Bible Church. Craig and his department are actively engaged with supporting ministry partners globally as well as serving the needs of the community in partnership with local faith-based non-profit agencies and organizations.

Christopher Cagle, Men’s Pastor

Chris is an Oklahoma native and a huge Sooner fan. He has spent the majority of his life here in the great state of Texas and has served diligently in ministry since his teenage years. God has used his experiences in life to help him minister to teens and adults and to help develop them as disciples for Christ. His greatest passion is helping people in times of need as well as times of growth. God has also given Chris the ability to use God’s Word and his testimony to engage, enrich, and encourage people in a relevant way to live their life for Christ.

John David Martinez, Worship Pastor

John David has been married to Judy Lynn for 33 years and has a daughter Jessie and son Joshua. He has been a full-time worship pastor at CBC for 10 years. John has served in the Marine Corps during Vietnam War, and then went into a full-time music career, before being called by the Lord into ministry. John David loves encouraging people of all ages to get involved in missions. He has a passion for reaching the broken and weary and helping them to get back on the right path.

Jon Stautzenberger, Borgfeld Campus Pastor

A native of San Antonio, pastor Jon Stautzenberger is amazed when he reflects on God’s plan and work in his life that led him back to the Texas Hill Country after a number of years away. His thirteen years in full-time Christian education prepared him well for working with young people as CBC’s Kids Sports pastor since 2008. Jon considered it an honor to have the opportunity to help children from CBC and all over San Antonio to encounter Jesus through sports. Now, God has called him to become the pastor of CBC’s Borgfeld campus, opening in February 2016. It is the perfect fit for Jon, whose passion is to see people come to know Jesus personally and to worship Him. He also has a heart for helping people to understand their gifts and talents and to connect with others.

Jon feels blessed to be the husband of Hanni and the dad of three sons. And we are blessed to have them all as a part of our CBC family.

Jeanie Postell, Marriage and Lay Care Ministry Pastor

Jeanie graduated from University of Texas and later Washington University in St. Louis with dual Master’s degrees in Social Work and Counseling. Her previous work includes Child Protective Services, Adolescent Residential Treatment, Individual and Family Counseling, Adoptions and Foster Care. Her most valued career was raising three wonderful children with her husband, Mark, to whom she has been married to for 33 years. They have been at CBC since 1997 and Jeanie has been on staff since 2008. Her passion is helping others in the midst of life’s challenges and circumstances find true peace and hope through Jesus. She enjoys teaching and speaking, spending time with friends and family and traveling.

Amy Chandler, Worship Associate Pastor

Amy attended the University of North Carolina and graduated with a BS degree in Mathematics. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a B-52 Navigator, she began leading worship in Shreveport, LA until moving to San Antonio. Amy has been leading worship at CBC since 2005 and became a licensed pastor in 2012. She leads worship on a weekly basis at Lackland Air Force base and serves in a number of worship ministries at CBC. She also teaches piano lessons through the CBC Fine Arts School. Amy lives in New Braunfels with her four boys: Samuel, Luke, Daniel, and Noah and their four dogs.

Scott Donaho, Kids Pastor

Scott has served as CBC’s Elementary Pastor for 5 years. Our Elementary team serves our kids through a variety of ministries and events, including Kids Church, VBS, Kids Camp, our Axcess Special Needs ministry, and many others. Scott is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Midwestern Seminary. He’s always interested in good coffee and conversation about music, kids, fiction, history, and any Bible verse. He’s married to Sharlain, his high school sweetheart, and they have four children.

Stephanie Blakeslee, Women’s Pastor

Stephanie was born and raised in south Mississippi before relocating to Texas in 1997. She has been a member of CBC since 1998 and on staff in the Women’s Ministry since 2012. She is passionate about teaching God’s Word to women and helping women live joyful, fulfilled lives through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Stephanie and her husband, Dean, have two children, Leanna and Nate.

Carlos Castanedo, Spanish Pastor

Originally from Mexico, our Español pastor Carlos Castanedo actually began his relationship with Jesus Christ far from home, in Boston, Massachusetts in 1988. About a year after he made that life-changing decision, he returned to his native country, joining a missionary team in Mexico City to help plant churches there. Carlos remained in Mexico for a number of years, sharing Christ’s message of hope and salvation as a pastor, first at a church in Monterrey, and in other locations, such as Mexico City and Puebla. He and his wife Paty led a brand new church for four years in Cuernavaca, Mexico before Carlos returned to the States when he and Paty moved to San Antonio.

Pastor Carlos and Paty have served in various roles at CBC since 2011. They share a passion for helping people in the name of Jesus. They are blessed to be the parents of Ale, Charlie and Andrea, who also serve God through the ministry of CBC.

Dr. Royce Smith, Adult Education Pastor

Royce was born and raised right here in San Antonio where he greatly enjoys Tex-Mex food and sweet tea. His education includes a Master’s and Doctorate degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Before joining the staff at CBC, he planted Bible churches in Adkins and La Vernia and has 18 years of experience as a Lead Teaching Pastor. He is passionate about seeing people come fully alive by having Jesus live in and through them (Galatians 2:20), and believes that small groups are the best place to see this transformation and growth take place. Royce and his wife Tracy have two daughters, Rachel and Emily.

Phil Vega, Worship Pastor

Phil Vega has been involved in worship ministry since 1998 and began serving at Community Bible Church in 2008. He is a thinker, a devoted student of new ideas and skills, a passionate creative, and an ardent pursuer of Christ. Phil married Jen in 2005 and together they have five children.

Tim Phillips, Worship Pastor

Tim has been involved in worship ministry for over 15 years and has over 10 years experience as a professional musician. His two greatest passions in ministry are writing songs that unify the Church in worship of God and training new worship leaders that live a life of worship both onstage and off. Tim is a Army veteran and did a tour in Afghanistan in the Infantry. In 2011, he graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies. Tim married his wife, Chandra, in 2011 and they have two boys, Graydon and Smith and his greatest joy outside of following Jesus is spending time with his family. Tim joined CBC as a worship leader in February of 2016 and currently leads worship for the College and Young Adult service.