Dr. Jeffrey T. Johnson -

    Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is a fourth-generation leader in the Church of the Nazarene and believes in its values and mission. He is convinced that through the local church, the Church of the Nazarene can be relevant and make a Christ-like impact on the communities of South Texas and beyond.

    Jeffrey and Julie came to South Texas in 2001 to pastor Houston First Church of the Nazarene after previously serving in churches in Tennessee, Iowa, and Oklahoma.

    Dr. Johnson graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in religion and from Nazarene Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1988. He completed his Doctor of Ministry at Asbury Theological Seminary in 2003.

    He desires to encourage pastors to fulfill their increasingly challenging but rewarding calling, and to see each local congregation embrace their calling to make disciples.

    Jeffrey and Julie Johnson reside in Cypress, Texas and enjoy keeping in touch with their daughters, Jenae and Jana and their families.

  • assistant district superintendent

    rev. K. RAY MCDOWELL [Start date October 1, 2018]

    Ray and Vicki have served the Lord and his people faithfully in several churches over the last 35 years, including for nearly a decade at Orange First. Ray brings the heart, experience, and wisdom that will be of great benefit to all of our pastors and congregations.

  • District secretary

    rev. bernadette stephens -

    Bernadette is an Ordained Deacon in the Church of the Nazarene. She served 17 years as a Song Evangelist and 11 years as the Ministries Pastor at Spring Branch Church of the Nazarene in Houston, TX (now Living Word CON.)  Prior to retiring in 2016 Bernadette served the South Texas District as Office Administrator for 11 years. She has been Children's Camp Director, DMI Chair, DMI Adult Ministries Director, Secretary to the Board of Ministries, and continues to serve the District when service opportunities arise.

    Bernadette currently attends Celebrate Life Church of the Nazarene serving as Worship Leader, Sunday School Teacher and assistant Treasurer.

    Bernadette and her husband Steve have been married 27 years.

  • District Treasurer


    Kent has served the South District District as Treasurer for the South Texas District NYI for many years. He was appointed as the Treasurer for the South Texas District by the District Advisory Board in the Spring of 2018.

    He and his wife Cheryl reside in Cypress, Texas and have 2 grown children.

  • District office administrator

    Julie Johnson -

    Telephone: 281-256-7720  Fax: 281-256-7741  Cell: 832-493-0195