Zack McCoy - Pastor
Zack grew up in Amarillo, TX, where he met his wife Kim. He graduated from Yale, spent two years in a math PhD program, and worked at a hedge fund and in management consulting before earning a Master of Theology (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary. Kim is a Physician Assistant who after several years at MD Anderson now helps run a home healthcare company. They’ve been married since 2005 and have lived in the Houston area since 2009.
Zack believes that questions are good, that Jesus loves doubters, that love from afar is deceptively easy, that we find Jesus in the people around us, that God cries with and for us, that we need each other, that mercy beats judgment, that darkness is dying, that life beats death, and that love will win. He wants Redemption to be a church that embodies the patience, love, and grace of Jesus.
Todd Parish - Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Todd is proud to call Houston home, having been born and raised in the Alvin/Friendswood area. He met his wife Amanda at Baylor University, where he earned a BA in sociology. He then helped lead the College & Career ministry at Cypress Bible Church while earning a Master of Theology (ThM) at Dallas Theological Seminary. Amanda is now a commercial manager in the oil and gas industry. They've been married since 2010 and love living in the heart of Houston. They have a little girl named Aubree who absolutely loves to talk.Todd is realizing that grace really is amazing, that God's free forgiveness available in Jesus Christ is more miraculous and spectacular than we've ever imagined. He's convinced that we desperately need each other, that we're most spiritual when we're gathered together as a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. He believes that our glorious hope of rising from the grave when Jesus returns changes everything.
Mike Haskew - Pastor
Mike is a native Houstonian, growing up mostly in Fort Bend County. He and his wife Catherine met in college, married in 2006, and have two energetic little boys, Mason and Henry. They love being outside at the park with the kids, making art, and enjoying the best food in the world through Houston’s incredible restaurant scene.
Music has always been a big part of Mike’s life, singing before he could talk, and picking up guitar to lead worship for his youth group in high school. He earned a BA in Music and Christianity at Houston Baptist University, then served as a full-time worship pastor for several years before going back for an MBA and transitioning to a career in healthcare. Mike came to Redemption as a guest worship leader in early 2014 and never left. He and his family have seen God do some incredible things since then.
As a worship leader for Redemption, Mike is striving to write, teach, and lead corporate responses for the church borne out of their shared experience walking in community together.
Mary Beth McCoy - Director of Redemption Kids
Mary Beth was born and raised in Amarillo, TX, where she met and married her husband Jacob in 2006. Together they have three spirited children—twins Jakson & Cambry, and their youngest daughter Lanie. They enjoy any activity they can do as a family, especially trips to Walt Disney World. Mary Beth also enjoys “mommy time” at her favorite local boutiques. Mary Beth and Jacob moved their family to the Houston area in 2014 to invest in the life and mission of Redemption.
Mary Beth graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Education and worked as an elementary school teacher for 7 years for both Amarillo and Alvin ISDs, where she served as team lead for her respective grade levels and in various other leadership capacities.
Her hope for Redemption Kids is to provide a safe environment for all children to be able to show them the love and grace of Jesus in fun, creative, and tangible ways that will have lifelong impact.
Justin Gingrich - Director of Organization and Communications
Justin and his wife Alyssa met while working as interns in college one summer and have been married since 2013. Justin is a native Houstonian and Alyssa was born and raised in Sweden and moved to Houston when they got married.
Justin enjoys reading, baseball, crafting epic gourmet burgers, ultimate Frisbee and discovering fun places to eat in Houston with Alyssa. They also enjoy travelling and spending time in Europe whenever they can.
Before Redemption, Justin served on staff at Ecclesia Houston in various organizational and administrative capacities, from small groups and events to outreach ministries. Justin also currently works as a rehabilitation specialist at a community integration program.
Justin graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010. His wife Alyssa works at Texas Children’s Hospital in Patient and Family Services and is currently completing her M.S.W. at the University of Houston.
Redemption wants to plant more churches.
Redemption itself just started in 2014, but we already have big plans to help plant more churches, starting right here in Houston. The world needs Jesus, and the most effective way to spread His hope is starting churches. So we save, every month, putting money back towards our first church plant. Our plan is to host a church planter in residence here at Redemption and to give them at least $50k to get up and going. We've already been saving towards that goal, so now we're praying for God to send the right planter at the right time.
So we're on the lookout for potential church planters.
We're saving money. We're training leaders we hope to send. We have all sorts of mistakes the new church can learn from. But the biggest bottleneck in planting churches is finding church planters. If you or someone you know might be a fit, give us a shout.