Krejchi Hester has been the Sr. Pastor of the St. Paul Church since June 2005. He is a native of Houston, but now lives in Huntsville TX. It was there while attending Sam Houston State he met his bride, Deborah. Joined in matrimony on February 27, 1999, they are the proud parents of Kamyne (19), a sophomore at UTSA studying to be a nurse. Keona (17) a senior at Huntsville High School, who plans to attend Howard University, and Demarcus (15) a sophomore also at Huntsville High School who plans to study physical therapy. Pastor Hester has experienced two great losses in the deaths of his mother and maternal grandmother. He is still blessed and grateful to have his father, Kenneth play a prominent role in his life.
Pastor Hester began his 2nd career in ministry in 2001 @ the St. Paul United Methodist of Huntsville TX, under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Levingston. In June of 2003 he was called to his 1st servant leadership role as the pastor of the St. Luke UMC in Huntsville, TX. It was there that he gained some valuable experience in preparation for his call to the St. Paul Church of Spring, TX. The last nine years have been very rewarding as he has sought to lead St. Paul into the will of God. He is grateful for the progress they have accomplished during his tenure as pastor, which include a major campus remodel and renovation in 2009.
Pastor Hester considers himself as a “people person.” He believes in the power of covenant relationship that is nurtured through fellowship. He is always seeking new opportunities to strengthen the shared experience of life. He says that is why you will often find us “breaking bread,” at St. Paul. What better way to get to know someone then over some good food! Pastor feels that his greatest accomplishment is his family, he is very proud of his kids. When asked his motto for life, his answer is always “I’m blessed and I’m grateful!” God has truly smiled on me, blessing me in unimaginable ways. My only desire is for Him to get glory from my life as I seek to praise and serve Him all the days of my life.