LEADERSHIP

OUR LEADERSHIP

JOSHUA & JENA PANTUSO

Lead Pastor

Joshua & Jena Pantuso are the Lead Pastors of 247 Church based in San Antonio, TX.

Joshua is a second generation pastor and visionary leader with a rich heritage in the study of the Word of God and a passion to pursue God’s heart in worship. While attending seminary he traveled and led worship in many churches, ministered in the inner cities, and served as a mentor for teens with addictive lifestyles. Joshua is a song writer, music composer, and recording artist. He has served as youth pastor, worship leader, associate pastor, and Lead Pastor.

Jena is a second generation pastor with a mother’s heart. She has a degree in education and has served as a teacher, school director, women’s ministry pastor, and small group pastor.

Joshua & Jena have served as missionaries to Mexico where they developed leaders, established small groups, directed a school of over 500, ministered to poverty stricken communities and orphanages providing food, clothing and the love of Jesus, and traveled throughout Mexico sharing the good news of God’s love and forgiveness.

Joshua & Jena have a passion to see peoples lives restored and transformed by the perfect Love of Jesus expressed through His church. They have two boys Luke & Jacob who love God and their church family.

SANFORD & KAY WILLIAMS

Associate Pastor

Sanford and Kay Williams have been a part of the ministry teams at 247 Church for over 25 years. Sanford as an Associate Pastor and Kay as part of the children’s ministry team, first as the Children’s Pastor and now as the first grade teacher in the churches academy.

Sanford has been in pastoral ministries from the time he was 16 years of age as a Youth Pastor, Lead Pastor in three churches, as an area Youth Leader and as a College Professor for over 20 years. He has been a student of God’s Word and a vociferous reader as well as a student of human behavior. His passion is to see God’s Word at work in the lives of people and watch as they become living testimonies of the grace of Jesus and the Power of the Holy Spirit.

He and Kay have been married for over 50 years. They have 2 children and 5 grandkids. His vision is to witness and be part of the Kingdom of God as it expands and becomes a more powerful force within the communities it touches. Their prayer daily for His Kingdom to Come and His Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

HIRAM & DANA MARTINEZ

Executive Pastors

Hiram is a first-generation minister who was born and raised in Mexico. He has his bachelor‘s degree in Civil Engineering. Dana is a second-generation minister and has her bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Together, they have more than 15 years of ministry experience in the areas of worship, teaching, discipleship and missions. Their passion is to see Jesus glorified through His Bride, the Church, by equipping, empowering and leading people to find their purpose and destiny here on earth. They love to teach and encourage from a practical way to believers and non-believers. They moved from Mexico where they were in full time ministry to the United States almost eight years ago with a burden and heart for the Hispanic community in the United States.

They have been blessed with three children, Caleb, Abby, Ava Joy, and their two dogs, Snickers and Kiki.

VINCE & NOEMY RICO

Youth Pastors

Vince & Noemy Rico are the youth pastors at 247 Church in San Antonio, TX.

Vince is a first generation Pastor who had a radical encounter with the love of Jesus in 2005 that forever changed the course of his life. In response to the call of God on his life he began attending Bible college. Vince has served as a youth counselor, youth pastor, developed youth mentor programs, and ministered on school campuses through many outreach programs. He helped grow a very successful youth ministry to over 800 youth. Vince has a bachelors degree in ministry.

Noemy’s passion for young people led her to pursue a bachelors degree in education. Through the years she has served in church leadership as a youth minister and worship leader. Her greatest passion is to see lives changed by the power of God’s presence. She has been teaching at Trinity Christian Academy since 2015 and serves as a worship leader for 247 Church.

Vince and Noemy have a beautiful daughter named Hadassah and have been serving at 247 Church since 2018. Together they have over thirteen years of ministry experience serving as youth pastors. Their passion is to see young people impacted by the love of Jesus and grow in their faith to become leaders reaching their generation for Christ.

Rich and Holly Turner

Children's Pastor

Rich and Holly have been in ministry for 17 years together. Rich has been a part of many ministries to include worship, youth pastor, performing arts director, facilitator for abuse recovery, and assistant Children’s Pastor.

His passion is to see children and youth realizing their purpose and plan for God, and using their giftings to further the Kingdom of God. Rich uses a unique system for the children to help them recognize their giftings. They use G.O.D. (Gifts on Display) Moments which is the moment a young person realizes they have something valuable to offer to God in the form of a gifting.

Rich and Holly met in church and have been married for 17 years. They have one daughter, Halley, who is in 6th grade.

LAUREN HALL

Administrative Team

Lauren Hall is part of the Leadership Team at 247 Church in San Antonio, Texas.

Lauren joined the team in 2017 and has come to be an integral part of the day to day operations and overall success of ministry functions. From social media management and members correspondence, to administrative support for pastoral staff and overall connection of vision with execution, her managerial and organizational skills add value to all that she does.

Lauren has a bachelor of science in technical management with a concentration in healthcare management. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry through Grand Canyon University. She enjoys gardening, shopping, and traveling.

Lauren’s husband, Jarrod, is an RN in the Army. Jarrod and Lauren moved to San Antonio from Georgia in 2013. They began attending 247 Church in 2015. They have 4 boys and 2 dogs who keep them very busy.

CHRIS & CHRISSIE BELYEU

Head of School

Chris and Chrissie Belyeu have served in Christian ministry for more than 25 years. Chris has been a worship leader, youth pastor, children's ministry, summer camp pastor, Bible college teacher, and many positions in Christian education. He attended Family of Faith Christian University where he received his degree in Music Education and Oral Roberts University where he received his Master's degree in Education Administration. He currently serves as Head of School at Trinity Christian Academy which is a ministry of 247 Church.

Chris loves to share that God's Word is practical and able to supernaturally transform our lives. Making disciples has become his life goal, whether that is one-on-one conversations, teaching, student discipleship, or teacher training, he loves to see the Bible come alive in people's hearts as they learn that God has a plan for their lives and that He wants to be involved in the every-day details.

Chris and Chrissie have two beautiful children, Grace and Marcus, who love Jesus and who love to call 247 Church and TCA their home.

MEGAN HARRISON

Preschool Administrator

Megan was born in San Diego, California but calls the world her home as she was raised in a military family that did much traveling. Megan joined the Trinity family in the Summer of 2019, as an assistant director. She trained under Rebecca Jones, the previous director and co-founder, until she retired. Megan earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. In October of 2019, Megan earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies from Walden University with a concentration in Leadership, Management and Administration. Megan is also a CDA Professional Specialist (PDS, PS Specialist). In 2007, Ms. Harrison started working with children, starting out in her local community summer camps . She enjoys volunteering for youth sports, donating to local organizations, dancing, shopping, traveling, and art. Born into a Marine Corps family, Megan loves being introduced to new ideas, cultures, and experiences. Although she has no children, she provides each and every child that walks through the door with the same love and care as she would her own.