About Us

Our Pastor and Family

Pastor Russell has began serving at Lake Houston UMC December 2020. Russell has over 25 years experience in the United Methodist Church serving in a variety of roles from worship leader, communications, to speaker, and youth director. Most recently he served for 15 years as the Student Ministry Pastor and Worship leader at Williams Memorial UMC in Texarkana. Russell and his wife Meagan have been married for many years and have one son Eli.

Russell loves spending time with family, being outdoors, gardening, watch the Astros, writing songs, blogging, and playing music.

Russell is passionate equipping, encouraging and empowering people for ministry to all those in our community.

Connect with Russell on instagram and twitter @rgmmusic.

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

Lake Houston United Methodist Church exists...

To honor and glorify God by obeying Jesus' command to make disciples of all people groups. We accomplish this through our Mission and Core Values.

Our Mission

Reaching our community and beyond with the good news that Jesus saves (Luke 15, 19:10)

Teaching believers through the Bible how to love God and love their neighbors as themselves (Col. 1:28; Matthew 22:37-40)

Sending those believers back out into the world to share with others the story of how Jesus saved them (Rom. 10:13-15; Acts 1:8)

Our Core Values


What is most important to us
  • The Bible: authoritative, inerrant, our standard for truth and obedience

  • Christ-Centered Living: loving the Lord God with our whole hearts

  • Dependency on God for every area of our lives

  • Prayer: individual and corporate prayer as crucial in doing God's work

  • Equipping Believers for a passion-driven, gift-based ministry

  • Missions: Taking Christ to the nations by giving, praying, and going


How we do ministry
  • Loving Relationships: Acceptance, caring for others, forgiving

  • Contemporary Worship: We meet in the CFC for vibrant, heartfelt, and reflective worship.

  • Traditional Worship: We meet in our lovely Sanctuary, where there is half a century of heritage of hymns, prayers, weddings, funerals and life.

  • Worship with Prayer: Each Tuesday at 7 pm, we gather for prayer and praise and seeking the Lord.

  • Small Groups for spiritual growth and relationship building

  • Strengthening Families along with strong youth, children's, and young adult ministries

  • Empowering Leadership