Leadership Team

 

Our leadership team has seven positions made up of four pastors and three directors. The seven member team works together to implement our vision and administrate the day to day operations of our church. The four pastors are responsible for the shepherding responsibilities in the church. Examples of shepherding roles include: the theological positions of our church, our ecclesiology, preaching, the New Testament ordinances of the Lord's Supper and baptism, counseling, membership and church discipline, and planning and leading the worship services. Our deacons assist the pastors with extraordinary spiritual situations in the church.   

Nathan Lino, Lead Pastor

Nathan leads the congregation through the preaching ministry, vision casting, and leading the leadership team. He has led NEHBC since we launched in 2002. Nathan became a Christian while attending Pinetown Baptist Church, in Pinetown, South Africa, and was baptized at Forest Cove Baptist Church in Kingwood, TX. He was ordained by Forest Cove Baptist Church. He graduated from Texas A&M University, and graduate school at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC (M.Div.). Nathan was born in 1976 in South Africa as a fourth generation African and moved to the United States during his middle school years. Nathan and Nicole have been married since 1999 and have a son, Colton, and three daughters, Campbell, Cassidy, and Chloe.  

  Cindy Rogers, Director of Childhood Ministries

Cindy is responsible for assisting with vision implementation church-wide, with a primary responsibility for babies to fifth grade. She has been leading at NEHBC since 2011. Cindy became a Christian and was baptized at First Baptist Church, Refugio, Texas. Cindy graduated from the University of Houston and from graduate school at Sam Houston State University. Prior to joining the team, Cindy served as an educator and national award winning public school principal in an underprivileged area of Houston for 34 years. Cindy was born in 1952. Cindy and Richard Crumpton have been married since 1994. 

  Brandon Bales, Associate Pastor

Brandon is responsible for assisting with the shepherding of the entire congregation, with a primary responsibility for sixth to twelfth graders. He has been shepherding NEHBC since 2012. Brandon became a Christian while attending Mt. Laurel Baptist Church (New Jersey) and was baptized at Midlothian First Baptist Church in Midlothian, TX. Brandon was ordained by Madisonville First Baptist Church. Brandon was born in 1983. Brandon and Heather have been married since 2003 and have a daughter, McKinley, and two sons, Landon and Bentley.

  Jorge (George) Pinto, Director of Music Ministry

Jorge is responsible for assisting with vision implementation church-wide, with a primary responsibility for our music ministry. He has been leading at NEHBC since 2014. Jorge became a Christian while attending Bell Friends Church in Los Angeles, CA, and was baptized at Ministerios Manantial De Amor Church in Los Angeles, CA.  Jorge is native to Guatemala, where he spent his early childhood. Jorge was born in 1976. Jorge and Claudia have been married since 2000 and have two sons, Chris and Michael. 

  James Jordan, Associate Pastor

James is responsible for assisting with the shepherding of the entire congregation with a primary responsibility for adult ministry and discipleship. James was ordained by Northeast Houston Baptist Church and has been shepherding NEHBC since 2014. James became a Christian while attending Atascocita United Methodist Church and was baptized at Huffman First Baptist Church. James graduated from Texas A&M University and from graduate school at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). James was born in 1982 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. James and Chrissy have been married since 2004 and have three children: Jessica, Hannah, and Aaron. 

  Del traffanstedt, associate pastor 

Del is responsible for assisting with the shepherding of the entire congregation with primary responsibilities for missions, partnerships, hospitality, & communications. Del was ordained by Oak Crest Baptist Church in Midlothian, TX and has been shepherding NEHBC since 2016. Del became a Christian while attending First Baptist Church, Burns Flat, OK and was baptized by FBC, Burns Flat, OK. Del graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma and attends Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing an M.Div. Del was born in 1970 in California's Napa valley and grew up in Oklahoma and California. Del and Charmaine have been married since 1993 and have five children: Taylor, Tyson, Mary, Connie & Seth. 

  Bill Campbell, Church Administrator

Bill is responsible for assisting with vision implementation church-wide, with a primary responsibility for our business department, including finance, construction, properties, and legal. He has been leading at NEHBC since we launched in 2002 when he began serving in this role initially as a volunteer, and then beginning in 2006 in a full time capacity. Bill became a Christian and was baptized at First Baptist Church Cleveland, TX. Bill graduated from Sam Houston State University and from graduate school at St. Thomas (MBA). He is also a "Certified Church Administrator" (Fellow) with the National Association of Church Business Administrators (NACBA). Prior to joining the team, Bill worked for LyondellBasel for 33 years in the oil and gas industry. Bill was born in 1950. Bill and Debbie have been married since 1972 and have two sons, Chris and Jeremy.  They have two grandsons, Vladimir and Vincent.