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Jack and Debbie Blackburn

Debbie and Jack were married in 1978 and have lived in the Houston area for most of their lives. They have two faithful sons and daughters in law who have blessed them with five grandchildren. Their oldest son, Jay, is serving as an associate pastor at the Coastal Community Church. He and his wife, Jamie, along with their two sons and one daughter, live in Galveston. Their youngest son, Brandon and his wife, Brittnie, live in Sugar Land with their two daughters and serve at the First Colony Church of Christ.

Jack graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology. He retired from Noble Drilling in 2016.

Jack enjoys baseball and fishing, in addition to taking cruises with his wife.

“When our boys were entering the teenage years, we moved to Clear Lake. I believed it was best for our family at the time and since then, the Lord has continued to call us to serve Him in this community even though our children are grown.”

“I pray that the Lord’s church in this congregation continues to grow closer as a family and that our light will be bright in the Clear Lake community as we reach out to the lost.”

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Neal and Shirley Burroff

Neal and Shirley Burroff were married in 1976 in Shirley’s home in Belzoni, Mississippi. Their son, Jason, and his wife, Alicia, have one son. Their daughter, Stephanie, and her husband, Bryan, have two sons.

They moved to Houston 37 years ago due to a job change. They had family in the area as well. He is now a professional “Pops” according to his grandsons.

Neal was baptized by W.T. Hamilton, the first minister of CLCC. He has been involved in serving as a deacon, on the Praise Team, with Men on a Mission and hosting a small group.

Neal believes that the Lord is calling him to “step up and serve deeper”.  His prayer for CLCC is: I pray that CLCC will come together as one body and that we will be strengthened through our struggles. I pray that we will pray for each other daily and that we would be a  church that God is proud of.

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Rick and Laura Espinoza

Laura and Rick were married in 1991 in Houston. They have lived in Houston for 28 years.

They have two children, Sarah and Samantha. Their son, Rick Jr., passed away in 2018 leaving a big hole in their heart. The family loves the outdoors, sports, and playing all kinds of games from board games to video games.

Rick served 10 years in the army. He is the General Manager at La Madeleine in Clear Lake. They came to CLCC in 2011. Rick says, “My sister in law, Elvia, made it obvious that this is where we belong. I love our church family and am grateful for  the way our church is so quick to respond to the needs of others.”

Rick’s prayer for CLCC:  “Heavenly Father, I come to you in prayer to ask that you be with your church, give us wisdom to see and hear what you want us to do. May we always feel your presence, may we always strive to fulfill our vision of R79 and may we always put your needs ahead of ours. Grant us humility to be a great example to our children and everyone we encounter and, Lord, we thank you for everything.”

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Kyle and Ginger Jeffers

Kyle and Ginger were married in 1993 in Longview, Texas. They have two children, Jonathan and Julie.  Jonathan is in college at Stephen F. Austin and Julie attends Clear Lake High School.

Kyle is a cost engineer for Jacobs Engineering.

Kyle and Ginger enjoy planting flowering plants and vacations in the mountains. Kyle loves the St. Louis Cardinals and Red Raider sports.

“Ginger and I have attended CLCC for 18 years. CLCC has had a significant impact in raising our kids to be the strong, young Christians they are today. From nursery to Mother’s Day Out to elementary teachers to student ministers, this family has done a great job in helping us raise our kids.”

“I pray that everything we do at CLCC is focused on helping each other to become more like Jesus. I also pray that God will work through our faults and imperfections to reach all those in our community to whom Jesus is calling.”

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Carol and Mickey McDaniel

Mickey and Carol were married in 1993 at University of Houston Chapel. They have two children, Anna and Kirk, both in their 20's. Anna is married to Camron Claborn.

Mickey is a self-employed travel agent. He was born in Houston and has lived here his entire life.

“In our time at CLCC we have seen God protect, heal, and comfort us as needed, as well as those who are part of this church family. It has been a good place to learn, teach and experience God.”

“I pray that God will open our eyes to opportunity and refresh us as we worship Him.  As we focus our attention on Him, may He equip us to share the Good News of His Love with others.”

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Randy and Becky Mulvaney

Randy and Becky were married in 1974; since then, God has blessed them with sons Connor, Pierce, and Logan, and nephew Sidney, who has lived with them since he was 15.

Randy graduated from Deer Park High School and received a degree in Accounting from Harding University in 1976. He is a licensed CPA.

For most of his life, Randy’s primary hobby was playing basketball. Randy and Becky enjoy exploring nature in different parts of the country.

“When we moved into the area in 1981, we visited a number of area congregations and it was obvious to us that God meant for us to be at Clear Lake. From the beginning, we loved the friendly environment, the spirit, and the love exhibited by the members. That has not changed over the years. We believe we have grown spiritually along with our brothers and sisters in Christ and look forward to what He has planned for us individually and collectively in the future.”

“I pray that God will continue to bless us as we serve him. I desire that his will be done in all things and we will know what His will is. I pray that we will be a beacon of love and light in a world full of doubt and darkness and that everything we do will bring glory to the name of Jesus Christ, our savior.”

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Mark and Christie

Mark and Christie have been married since 1981. They have 3 children: Josh, and twins Jennifer and Jessica. Mark and Christie love spending time with their kids and families, and are grandparents to 4 grandsons (so far). Mark graduated from Texas A&M University and is in the construction business.  Christie is a UTMB graduate in Physical Therapy, and specializes in treating elderly patients in their homes.

Mark participates in Men On A Mission, and enjoys teaching Bible classes and leading small group discussions at Clear Lake. Christie has been involved for years in the SMOMS single moms ministry, and often helps out with Praise Kids. Mark has fished all his life, and loves music, Texas native plants, Aggie sports (especially football), and writing. Mark and Christie watch a lot of Hallmark movies and Astros baseball together, and Christie loves the fellowship and intense competition of bunco (and being Nana to the grandboys)!

“Clear Lake Church of Christ has been our church home and family since 1988. As adults Christie and I have grown up and raised our own family here. Clear Lake has been the spiritual center of our lives, the source of many of our most lasting and significant relationships, and integral to our faith journey following Jesus. Because of everything this church has meant to my family and me for so long, it is a blessing and privilege to take a turn serving as one of the shepherds here.”

“My prayer for our church is that, as we each follow Christ and grow as disciples, we will worship and serve together as a healthy, loving family of believers. I pray that we will unselfishly minister to one another and those around us, each of us seeking the interests and needs of others above our own. I also pray for the unity Jesus sought in John 17, even as we are diverse in so many ways, so that Clear Lake will be a refuge of love, grace and pure religion (James 1:27). Father, bless this body of believers as we love one another and engage the world, and always guide and protect us, in Jesus’ name.”

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Gary and Lee Anne Robbins

Gary and his wife Lee Anne have long and strong Christian family heritages. Married in 1988, God has blessed their relationship and given them two great children. Amy teaches 3rd grade at Whitcomb Elementary. Wes is married to Samantha Sharp. They teach 3rd and 4th grade, respectively, in DeSoto, TX. To the Robbins, family is relationships.

Gary has worked as an engineer for ExxonMobil since his Texas A&M graduation. Lee Anne is trained as a nurse with experience in pediatrics but has been home since Amy was born.

The Robbins love camping and traveling. Gary has a bucket list to visit all 60 US National Parks, so they always have a trip planned.

Lee Anne says: “Clear Lake Church of Christ is the Robbins’ family.  It provides the home base for worship, fellowship, study, assistance, and outreach. Time and energy is easily given to those they love.”

Gary says: “My prayer for Clear Lake Church of Christ is two-fold. First, that we will help connect faith experiences across generations (intergenerational). Second, that our church membership will reflect our community (cross-cultural).”

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Kevin and Jana Stafford

Kevin and Jana were married in 1993 at the Spring-Woodlands Church of Christ in North Houston. They have two daughters, Myklyn and Camryn, each a  student at Texas A&M University. Both Kevin and Jana have lived in Houston their entire lives.

Kevin works in maintenance at LyondellBasell Chemical Company. He came to CLCC in 1990 and joined the singles’ group. Jana joined him in 1993 when they were married.

“We have been blessed by God with amazing relationships in this church that have in turn poured into our girls, Myklyn and Camryn, leading to their incredible love for Jesus and a continuously growing faith for all of us. The church is truly family to us and we believe it is God’s calling to serve as a shepherd out of love for His church and His kingdom.”

“I pray that as CLCC seeks to follow the Holy Spirit in everything we do and that it will result in supernatural love and unity within His body. May that love overflow into the community around us and impact His kingdom in a powerful way.“