Matt Sellers -

Lead Pastor (Planter)

ABOUT ME:

I was born and raised in Arizona.  I attended college at Southwestern Bible College (now Arizona Christian University) in Phoenix, received my BS degree in Elementary Education and while there, met and married the most amazing woman, my wife, Christy.  We have been married for 23 years and have seven beautiful children, Camden, age 20 (currently serving in the US Air Force), Payton, age 15, Maylee Grace, age 13, Levi, age 10, Endale, age 9, LillyAnn, age 9 and Glory Kate, age 4.


I love to play and watch sports.  I am a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Diamondbacks as well as Arizona Coyotes.


I have been in full time ministry since 1997 – the Junior High Youth Pastor at Palmcroft Baptist Church in Phoenix, the Student Ministries/Education Pastor at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, and for the last 11 years, the Lead Pastor/Church Planter at Paragon Church in Rio Rancho.


FAVORITE BIBLE PASSAGES: 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Ephesians 5:15-17


CONTACT ME:   EMAIL [HERE]

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(Photo: Matt with his whole family)

FAMILY MINISTRIES PASTOR - BRUCE GALE

I was born in South Dakota and raised in Colorado. It was in Colorado that I met Shannon and we were married in 2002. We have been blessed with three sons, Caleb, Eli, and Josh. During that blur of time I attended Colorado Technical University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in 2011 and Master of Science in Computer Science in 2012. Heeding the call to ministry, I returned to school and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where I completed a Master of Divinity in 2018 and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Evangelism and Apologetics.  

I am a geek and if I am not watching Star Wars or reading a book I am playing board games or going on an adventure with my family.

I have served in churches since 2004. I was a Student ministry leader at White Rock Baptist Church in Los Alamos, a Youth Ministry Intern at Albuquerque's First Baptist Church, the Student Minister at First Baptist West Albuquerque, Student Pastor at Monterey Baptist Church, and am excited to be the Family Ministry Pastor here at Paragon Church.

My Favorite books:
A Crucified Life by A. W. Tozer
All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon;
Tell It Often, Tell It Well by Mark McCloskey


CONTACT ME:  [EMAIL]

KYLE HOOVER -

PASTORAL INTERN

I was born and raised in Texarkana, Texas until my family moved to Rio Rancho in 2006. Currently, I am pursuing my Bachelors in History and Religious Studies and after graduating will attend Seminary. I love sports, primarily football. I am an avid Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M Aggie fan!

This is my first staff position in a church, however I have been serving on a volunteer basis in music and youth ministries since I was 14 years old. I love to help develop musicianship among the youth and adult congregation. I am excited on what the future for Paragon Church looks like.


CONTACT ME:  [EMAIL]

VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP

ELDERS:

BOB MONCLOVA
DAVE MOORE

JONNY MILLS


TRUSTEES:

KEITH WILLIAMS (President)

JASON TRAHAN

MAYA BUCHHOLZ (treasurer)

DENISE MILLS (clerk)

JIM SORRELLS

JUSTIN TALIK

JOHN GUTIERREZ


MINISTRY TEAM LEADERS:

COREY PROCTOR - Youth and Sunday Visual

PARAGO(N)EXT KIDS MINISTRY TEAM - see below

ANDREA STELZER - Nursery

MIKA PROCTOR - Sunday Morning Worship

CRAIG MOWRY - Sunday Audio

BOB MONCLOVA - Security

VACANT - Men's Ministry

VACANT - Women's Ministry

VACANT - Connection Groups


FINANCIAL SECRETARY

Brenda Mays [EMAIL]

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM

CLOCKWISE (from upper left)

DENISE MILLS

HELEN WILLIAMS

VERONICA NILAN

JOANNA TALIK