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Pastor's family



This is our Pastor and his family! The Henry Family joined our church in October 2019. Chris and Beverly have been a part of church ministry for a combined 50 years, serving in many roles since they were both teenagers. 

They both felt the unmistakable call to pursue full-time pastoral ministry in 2018. After seeking direction from God for a year, they were led to serve as Lead Pastors at Hope Tree Church. Their children, Melody, Liam, and Trinity all serve in ministry roles with us! Train them up as they should go....

Chris and Beverly Henry



Pastor Chris joined our church in October of 2019. He spent 33 years ministering in the church where his father was lead pastor from the time he was 11 years old, serving in the worship team and as worship pastor, youth pastor, and Christian Education director. He is passionate about helping others build a relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, because it's easy to receive from someone you know and love.

Chris is an Ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He received his education through Berean School of the Bible at Global University, as well as earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from CSU-Stanislaus.

Pastor Chris also had a 20 year career in Health Care Business Development. Today, Chris brings all these experiences and now uses them to further God's Kingdom, including authoring the book, "The 8th Church: The Shining Church of California."

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Angela Cowell



Angela Cowell joined our church as Worship Pastor in the fall of 2019. She is a well known and respected singer up and down the West Coast, singing with her traveling family-vocal-band for over 25 years. She also spent 5 years as worship leader for a local church right here in Ceres. She brings with her an ability to combine current modern praise songs with classic hymns of the church, making our worship truly inter-generational and uplifting for people of all ages.

Angela and her husband, Derek Cowell, were married in 2008, and together they raise their son here in Ceres. She is also an elementary school teacher during the week. 



Beverly Henry joined Hope Tree Church with Pastor Chris in October 2019. She has worked in Children's Ministries, Sunday School classes, and directed Vacation Bible Schools since she was a  teenager, always having a passion to bring the story of Jesus to the little ones in our church and community.

Beverly is also an elementary school teacher in the area, having a degree in Education. She has authored several lessons published by VBS media companies, and has years of experience in child development.

Beverly is also an advocate of Organic products. She has struggled with severe skin allergies and Celiac disease most of her life. These illnesses have led her to help those around her who have similar issues.

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Shelby Bloom



Shelby Smith joined Hope Tree Church as our Youth Pastor in the Summer of 2022. Shelby has been a youth pastor and Bible Study teacher for many years as God has called her to minister to this very important age group. She is also our Operations Director, assisting each ministry department to enable them to be more effective in their kingdom work. 


Shelby can often be found at local school sharing the Gospel with students. Along with that, she has a passion to draw people closer to Jesus in their everyday lives. Her passion for young people shines brightly every time there's a gathering. Expect a lot of fun as well as Godly teaching when you find Shelby with our teens

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