Ministers and Staff

 

John McCord, Senior Minister

Hi, I’m John McCord. I am the senior minister of El Campo Church of Christ.  I just celebrated my 15 year anniversary with this extraordinary church family and looking forward to many more.  To give you an idea of who I am; here’s where I am from and a few things about me.

John McCord
  • Grew Up in Pinewood, Tennessee (too small for a post office but very pristine...it can be found on Google Earth)
  • Attended Abilene Christian University: BA in Pulpit Ministry, 1993
  • Attended ACU Graduate School of Theology: Master of Arts in Religion, 2002
  • Motivational speaker and Abstinence educator teaching teens and college students the benefits of saving sex till marriage
  • Former Youth Minister for the Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, Louisiana, 1998-2002  (This is where the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty worship!)

I have been married for 25 years to Mindy Kniffen of Andrews, Texas.  She and I met at Abilene Christian University.  We have three children: Hannah, Eli, and Rebekah.

Hobbies and Life Interest

Depending on the time of year it is, you can find me hunting ducks in the salt marsh, hunting deer with my children at granddad’s, fishing the flats for trophy reds, hunting big game in the Rocky Mountains or swinging for the stars on the golf links.  I like the outdoors!  Let’s just say when the Bible speaks of God, “You are resplendent with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game” (Psalm 76:4), I get it.

 

Jerry Heiderich, Family Life Minister, Director of Marriage and Family Clinic

Hi, I'm Jerry Heiderich. I serve the congregation here as Family Life Minister. I just celebrated my 35th year in ministry. God has called me here to minister to the families in El Campo and the surrounding region - bringing life, hope and healing to relationships. Let me tell you a few things about myself.

  • Grew up in Kansas, California and Missouri as a military brat.
  • Attended Missouri State University where I became involved in Campus Ministry and met my wife. I majored in History and Religion. 
  • Attended Abilene Christian University, twice, leaving with great experiences, mentors for life and masters in Missions and also Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Worked for 33 years in Brazil as a church planter, seminar leader and conference director in the areas of marriage and family, interpersonal relationships, conflict mediation, team development, crisis intervention and spiritual renewal.
  • I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas. 

Hobbies and Life Interest

I have been married to Gail for nearly 40 years. Our daughter, Angela, has two kiddos - Julian and Isabel. Our son Kris, has a daughter named Teagan and son named Nolan. Gail and I swim every week day. I love riding my bike, driving my Jeep, watching movies, intertubing, hunting and fishing.

 

 

Hoss Ridgeway, Youth Minister and Worship Leader

Hoss came to El Campo in 2016 to serve as the Youth and Worship Leader. He has lived on the east coast most of his ministry career. He has been serving in youth and worship ministry in some form or another since 1992. He and his wife, Bea, have been married for 24 years and have one daughter. 

Hobbies and Life Interest

Hoss travels as a comedian some of the time and has performed or spoken from coast to coast. He loves to hunt, fish, write music and do biblical research. He attended Faulkner University and Ohio Valley University where he studied Bible and holds a Bachelors in Human Development from Amridge University and a Masters in Practical Theology from Ohio Christian University. 

 

 

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