Welcome!

MEET OUR TEAM

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Senior Pastor

TOD DELAY

Pastor Tod moved to Seminole with his family in 1999 to take over a new start-up church. With only a handful of people, he has seen the community and the church grow over the past two decades. He believes strongly in raising up leaders who understand their authority in Christ. His enthusiasm and ability to make the Bible understandable has helped countless men and women grow and mature in their walk with God. Pastor Tod completed Pastoral Studies at Rhema Bible Training College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in 1996. He also holds a Masters Degree in Theology from Life Christian University. He and Daphne have three adult children (all pursing ministry) and two precious grandkids. [FUN FACT:] He has been a life-time Dallas Cowboys fan!
Executive Pastor

DAPHNE DELAY

Besides being co-pastor at TC, Daphne is an author, speaker, and podcaster with a passion to help this generation discover who they are in Christ. She is the author of 3 books and blogs nuggets of spiritual growth and encouragement every week at daphnedelay.com on the subjects of faith, purpose, and self. You can also catch her podcast, Identity Advantage, on iTunes. Daphne knows first-hand what unworthiness, guilt, and condemnation can do to a believer. After an encounter with God at age 21, she discovered the truths of our righteousness in Christ -- which she now teaches and ministers in a simple and easy-to-grasp-and-apply approach. [FUN FACT:] She has nine lives (ask her why)!
Youth Pastor

MICHEAL NAVARRO

Micheal found Jesus as an adult and knew real quick his heart was forever changed and called to the ministry. His enthusiasm and youthfulness made him the perfect man to serve as our youth administrator for four years before accepting the call as full-time youth pastor. But don't let his youthfulness fool you. Pastor Mike is the proud dad of two school-age girls. We're grateful for his work ethic, integrity, and love for God's Word and this generation of young people! [FUN FACT:] He started collecting watches a couple of years ago (maybe he'll let you borrow one)!
Children's Pastor

RO MILLER

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Pastor Ro moved to Seminole after graduating from Rhema Bible Training College. He served in various ministries at TC, including children's, for over seven years before becoming our Children's Pastor. He has a great outlook on life and is quick to find humor and enthusiasm in everything. Married to Esther, they have two handsome young sons and beautiful baby girl. [FUN FACT:] He likes writing poetry!
Associate Pastor

CHRIS DELAY

Raised in Seminole, Chris moved back after graduating from Rhema Bible Training College to do what he does best: HELP. As the Associate Pastor of TC, he oversees many areas of the church, such as Circles, Media, and Men's Ministry. He has a passion to see the church grow, the community reached, and to make the biggest impact possible for the kingdom of God. He and his wife Gabi are happily raising a bulldog and a beagle. [FUN FACT:] He is a collegiate national champion in basketball. Ask him to show you his ring!
Missions Pastor

GABI DELAY

Gabi was raised as an American missionary in Germany and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in her late teen years when she decided to attend Rhema Bible Training College. This is where she met her husband, Chris, and how she ended up in Seminole, Texas! Pastor Gabi has strong administrative gifts and a heart to reach her world, near or far. She works as an administrative assistant at TC as well as in and around the community. [FUN FACT:] She has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world!
Administrator

SARA DURAN

Sara volunteered with TC and became so valuable we had to add her to our staff! Initially hired as an assistant to the children's pastor and office administrator, her faithfulness work ethic made her the perfect choice as our full-time Administrator. Sara loves God's people and has a heart to see everyone cared for. Her and her husband Brad are busy with young school-age boys but it doesn't stop them from serving with joyful hearts! [FUN FACT:] She loves roller coasters and amusement park rides -- the bigger, higher, & faster, the better!
Helps Pastor

DAVID RODRIGUEZ

Born in Texas, Pastor David was actually raised in North Carolina. At the age of 22, he was back in West Texas and gave his heart to Jesus. He and his wife Debi eventually went to Rhema Bible Training College and graduated in 2014. We were delighted to have him and his family move back to Seminole and join our staff. Pastor David has a heart to serve people and help men become godly husbands, fathers, and friends. His other delight is his family-- raising three girls and one boy. [FUN FACT:] He's still a Dallas Cowboys fan! And loves mustard on his pizza!
Family Pastor

MICHEL POWERS

As one of the founding members, Michel and her husband have been very influential in the growth of TC. After being a youth pastor for over 20 years, she transitioned to our Family Pastor, overseeing women's ministry and our prayer teams. She also teaches rotating topics to grow believers in our Healthy Households class. Her and Johnny have four children plus several life-time adoptee children, and fifteen grandkids. [FUN FACT:] Michel makes the best chocolate cake ever!
Daycare Admin Director

BECCA VILLANUEVA

Becca joined our team as a teacher at Kingdom Kids in 2014 and quickly became a vital part of our daily administration at the daycare. She now serves as the full-time Administrative Director overseeing a large staff and over one hundred preschoolers. Becca and her husband Chris have a large heart fro community and it's definitely seen by all who know them. [FUN FACT:] She'd rather be outdoors than indoors! Wonders if we'd mind if she set her desk outside?
Daycare Asst Director

MARIBEL FERNANDEZ

Maribel could win the award for longest daycare employee! Starting at Kingdom Kids when it was still a two-day program, she's seen many changes and much growth during her time on staff. She has a huge servant's heart and always gracious to everyone, young or old(er). And her smile is contagious! Her husband Uziel has a matching smile, so it's no wonder their children do too! [FUN FACT:] Maribel doesn't like to be cold while swimming (or getting splashed)! Indoor pools only!
Preschool Director

DEBI RODRIGUEZ

Debi was born and raised in Texas and has been happily married to Pastor David for over ten years. They have 4 beautiful children, all unique in personality. She loves all things organization, and is always thinking of ways to make things better. Debi has a heart for the younger generation and believes it’s our responsibility to train and lead in such a way that when we’re gone, our children will know how to lead and love like Christ. This quality makes her a great fit for our Preschool Program Director at Kingdom Kids. She has also faithfully served in Children’s Ministry for many years and doesn’t see an end in sight! [FUN FACT:] Debi played the flute in high school and participated in a solo act at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas for the state competition.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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We start every service with a time of worship. Our worship is an upbeat, passionate, and powerful expression of our love for God. The music is a blend of contemporary songs that reach all ages and cultures!
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We continue in our worship by giving everyone an opportunity to bring their tithe and offerings to the Lord.
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Every service includes a time where our Pastors bring an uncompromising and practical message from the Word of God.

FAQs

SERVICES

Our services are on SUNDAYS at 10:30am and WEDNESDAYS at 7:00pm. Services typically last from 1 hour and 30 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes.

We are located 4 miles south of Seminole on the Andrews Highway (Hwy. 385).

We want everyone to enjoy their experience and feel comfortable when they come. People who attend our church dress in a variety of ways– some wear jeans and others dress in business casual.

CHILDREN

We offer exciting ministry designed specifically for every age group, infant through 5th Grade.

Children’s Ministry is offered during Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services.

· All children must be checked in and out by a parent or approved family/friend.
· We use a contact/label system for parents/guardians in case we need to reach you during the service.
· Your children will always be supervised and taught by the best trained volunteers in our church!

While you are worshipping in the adult service, your child will be taught the Word of God, engage in praise and worship, and participate in fun games and activities — all based on their age group.

YOUTH

If you’re looking for a place to get your teenager connected, we want to invite them to EXPAND, our youth ministry for Jr. High & High School students.

Expand Youth Ministry meets on Wednesdays at 7:00pm at 1401 S. Main, which is located next door to Porter’s Grocery Store on the same highway as our church.

Doors open at 6:00pm for students to fellowship, grab a snack, or play some games.

On Sunday mornings, we encourage all youth to attend our main worship service at 10:30am.

We offer youth camps, winter trips, weekly & monthly fellowship opportunities, as as a year-round intern program to develop leaders.

CIRCLES

Circles are small groups similar to a bible study that meet regularly in homes and venues around Seminole.

In a Circle, you will hang out, study the Word, and pray together. We encourage everyone to join a group to grow closer to God while building relationships and connecting with others in the TC family.

Circles are divided into seasons with a start and stop date to make it easier to stay involved. Groups typically meet every 2 weeks, but even if you can’t attend every meeting, we still encourage you to join a Circle!

EVENTS

There is always a lot going on at TC! Check our website calendar and home page for more information on upcoming opportunities!

STATEMENT OF FAITH

WE BELIEVE the Bible is the unfailing reliable Word of God.

We believe that the Bible is God talking to us.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 | 1 Thess. 2:13
2 Peter 1:20-21

WE BELIEVE man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that produces repentance.

We believe that a shallow understanding of your sin can inadvertently give you a shallow understanding of God’s mercy.

Romans 2:4 | Psalm 51:17
Luke 15:11-24

WE BELIEVE in the person of the Holy Spirit.

We believe the Holy Spirit was sent by God to be our Helper. He is not a spooky “force.”

John 14:16-17, 26

WE BELIEVE baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this life and is received after the New Birth.

We believe all believers have the Holy Spirit abiding in them, but that the baptism of the Holy Spirit happens when He comes upon them.

Matthew 3:11 | Acts 1:4-8
Acts 19:1-6

WE BELIEVE God has called believers to gather regularly together as a Church body, in order to encourage one another onward in anticipation of Christ’ return.

We believe every believer should find a church home and regularly attend and help reach others.

Hebrews 10:24-25

WE BELIEVE in the Divine Trinity, that God is one, but is manifested in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that they are co-equal and co-eternal.

We believe God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit are individual as stated in scripture, yet “one” because they are unified, meaning they are “at one” with each other.

Matthew 28:19 | John 15:26
2 Cor. 13:14 | 1 John 5:7

WE BELIEVE in the the Diety of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe Jesus is God’s Son and that He has been with God from the beginning of time.

John 1:1,14 | Isaiah 48:16

WE BELIEVE salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God.

We don’t believe you can earn your salvation through good works, but that salvation should produce good works.

Ephesians 2:8-10 | Romans 10:8-10
2 Timothy 1:9

WE BELIEVE healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands; and it is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today.

We believe in the healing power of God that was made available to us through Jesus Christ.

James 5:14-15 | Isaiah 53:4-5
1 Peter 2:24 | Acts 10:38 | Romans 8:11

WE BELIEVE holy communion should be taken as instituted by Jesus Christ in remembrance and in honor of the New Covenant.

We believe taking communion is important and is referring to a spirit of faith, not a timeline.

1 Corinthians 10:16
1 Corinthians 11:23-32

WE BELIEVE baptism in the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives the believer utterance.

We believe the private gift of tongues is for every believer for the purpose of building them up in their faith, empowering them to witness, and is a vital tool of God in prayer.

Acts 2:1-4 | 1 Corinthians 12-14
Jude 20 | Romans 8:26-27 | Luke 11:9-13

WE BELIEVE the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord, and that sanctification is a definite, yet progressive, work of grace, beginning at the time of salvation and continuing until Christ returns.

We believe every Christian receives an initial sanctification (cleansing from sin) through Jesus at salvation, but it is their responsibility to continually “sanctify themselves.”

Hebrews 12:14 | 2 Timothy 2:20-21
2 Cor. 3:17-18 | 1 Cor. 3:11-15 | Phil. 3:12-14

WE BELIEVE in tithing and the giving of offerings, as written in the Word of God and affirmed by the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe tithing was instituted in the old covenant but hasn’t been done away with, as we are in covenant relationship with God.

Matthew 5:17, 23:23 | Malachi 3:6, 8-10

WE BELIEVE in water baptism by immersion as a direct commandment of the Lord, and that this ordinance is for believers only, and is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.

We believe water baptism is an outward demonstration of an inward work.

Matthew 28:19 | Colossians 2:11-2
1 Peter 3:20-21 | Hebrews 11:29 | Acts 8:36-39

WE BELIEVE Jesus will return to earth as King of kinds and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years as written in the Word of God. We also believe that those who physically die in their sins without accepting Christ are eternally lost and have no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. We believe Heaven and Hell are literal places, and the term “eternal” has the same meaning of endless existence for both the saved and unsaved.

We believe Tribulation is the period following the return of Jesus and that the “rapture” is the moment in which those who are alive and remain and living for Jesus will meet Him in the air. We also believe Christians can have full assurance of their salvation and eternal home in heaven.

Revelation 1:5-6, 20:6-15 | John 3:16
Exodus 32:33 | Psalm 69:28 | Hebrews 9:27-28

WE BELIEVE the Lord Jesus Christ shall return for the Church and that His coming is near.

We believe Jesus will return and that every day we are one day closer.

Acts 1:10-11 | 1 Thess. 4:16-17