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meet the team

sbtc church planting team

  • Chuy Avila

    SBTC en Español Lead Associate

    Chuy Avila serves as a Church Planting Associate and catalyst for the DFW area.

    Chuy is tasked with networking with pastors to call out planters from their churches, facilitating training for new planters and supervising current planters.

    Chuy also serves in leading SBTC en Español. SBTC en Español exists to support the development of Hispanic churches in Texas to become healthy and effective congregations to fulfill the Great Commission.

  • Jason Crandall

    Church Planting Strategist

    Jason Crandall facilitates the planting of churches in the Houston area.

    Jason is the founder and lead pastor of CityView Church in Pearland. He is the author of the book Proliferate, A Church Planting Strategy for Everyday Churches and a frequent blogger at Jason has a Bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University, a Master of Arts degree from Liberty University, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Jason is married to Allison and they have 3 boys, Drew, Blaise and Judson.

  • Gayla Harris

    Missions Ministry Assistant

    Gayla Harris serves as a Ministry Assistant.

    Gayla manages Reach Houston, Reach Austin, Reach El Paso, Reach the Rio Grande Valley and other mobilization partnerships, Reach Texas offerings and the annual Church Planter retreat.