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Senior Pastor

C.C. Risenhoover

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Our Senior Pastor C.C. Risenhoover was born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma and raised in Jasper, Texas – with stops in Oregon and Louisiana in between.  He is a graduate of Baylor University, where he received B.A. and M.A. degrees, and is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author of 24 published books and more than 1,000 magazine articles.  From September 2011 through February 2012 he wrote the weekly "Bible Studies for Life" series for the online edition of the Baptist Standard.

Pastor C.C. at his school in Jasper for a class reunion.

A former professional baseball player, he has been pastor of five churches and served on the staff of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) and the Southern Baptist Convention Radio and Television Commission (RTVC).  He also served as director of public relations at Baylor University and as the first baseball coach at Houston Baptist College.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pastor C.C. in front of the Jasper Steers display in the museum in Jasper, TX.  The Jasper Steers were the pastor's baseball team, and he is featured in the exhibit.
 
The pastor has been a professor at Sam Houston State University, Eastfield College, Southern Methodist University, Henderson State University and Chemeketa College.  He was formerly editor and/or publisher of five major magazines, an investigative reporter for a major daily newspaper and manager of media relations for what was then the nation’s largest electronic warfare systems developer.

He served as executive director of Lifeline World Mission and on the board of the Christian Film and Television Commission.  He is considered an expert on religious cults and his scripting and film work in the Middle East provided him opportunity to interview HAMAS and Hezbollah terrorist leaders.

Chaplain Georgia Risenhoover serves of The Church's congregational chaplain and is coordinator of Texas Baptists’ “Hands on Ministry” training program for volunteer chaplains and an associate endorser of chaplains for the denomination.

 






Elders and Deacons

THE CHURCH ON THISTLE RIDGE in Granbury, Texas is a scripturally elder-led congregation that is undergirded by a body of deacons.  In discharging their duties, both elders and deacons focus on the inspired sacred writings of the Bible in performance of their responsibilities.  They provide a solid foundation of spiritual support for the senior pastor, the church staff and the entire church body.

 

ELDERS

Marvin Porter

Gary Turner

Keith Hurst

Pat Correll 

 

DEACONS

 

Willis Price 

Skip Davenport

Jim Curfew

Ralph Turner

Rudy Watson






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