Joshua & Jena Pantuso are the Lead Pastors of 247 Church based in San Antonio, TX.
Joshua is a second generation pastor and visionary leader with a rich heritage in the study of the Word of God and a passion to pursue God’s heart in worship. While attending seminary he traveled and led worship in many churches, ministered in the inner cities, and served as a mentor for teens with addictive lifestyles. Joshua is a song writer, music composer, and recording artist. He has served as youth pastor, worship leader, associate pastor, and Lead Pastor.
Jena is a second generation pastor with a mother’s heart. She has a degree in education and has served as a teacher, school director, women’s ministry pastor, and small group pastor.
Joshua & Jena have served as missionaries to Mexico where they developed leaders, established small groups, directed a school of over 500, ministered to poverty stricken communities and orphanages providing food, clothing and the love of Jesus, and traveled throughout Mexico sharing the good news of God’s love and forgiveness.
Joshua & Jena have a passion to see peoples lives restored and transformed by the perfect Love of Jesus expressed through His church. They have two boys Luke & Jacob who love God and their church family.
Sanford and Kay Williams have been a part of the ministry teams at 247 Church for over 25 years. Sanford as an Associate Pastor and Kay as part of the children’s ministry team, first as the Children’s Pastor and now as the first grade teacher in the churches academy.
Sanford has been in pastoral ministries from the time he was 16 years of age as a Youth Pastor, Lead Pastor in three churches, as an area Youth Leader and as a College Professor for over 20 years. He has been a student of God’s Word and a vociferous reader as well as a student of human behavior. His passion is to see God’s Word at work in the lives of people and watch as they become living testimonies of the grace of Jesus and the Power of the Holy Spirit.
He and Kay have been married for over 50 years. They have 2 children and 5 grandkids. His vision is to witness and be part of the Kingdom of God as it expands and becomes a more powerful force within the communities it touches. Their prayer daily for His Kingdom to Come and His Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Ross and Rebecca Hendrickson have been in full-time Children’s Ministries for over 25 years and are the Children’s Pastors of 247 Church.
Ross grew up in Arizona where he began his ministry career as a full-time Children’s Evangelist. After graduating from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Studies, he travelled around the country with a group called “The Right Brothers,” reaching over 10,000 children each year within various churches, schools, camps, and city-wide outreaches. While he was ministering at a kids’ camp in Texas, Ross met Rebecca. They were married a year later and then travelled together around the country as Children’s Evangelists known as “The R&R CREW.” They soon came off of the road to join a local San Antonio church on staff as the Children’s Pastors. During their early years of ministering together, Ross and Rebecca were able to minister in several unique environments, including being cast members on a world-wide television show for kids.
Ross and Rebecca have an incredible passion for partnering with families to raise the next generation of Christ followers through Biblical teaching and discipleship. Through our Children’s Ministries program here at 247 Church called “Kingdom Kidz,” they both love to share the simple truths of God’s great love in fun and creative ways. They have been married for 20 years and are blessed to have two wonderful children, Isaiah and Samantha.
Lauren Hall is part of the Leadership Team at 247 Church in San Antonio, Texas.
Lauren joined the team in 2017 and has come to be an integral part of the day to day operations and overall success of ministry functions. From social media management and members correspondence, to administrative support for pastoral staff and overall connection of vision with execution, her managerial and organizational skills add value to all that she does.
Lauren has a bachelor of science in technical management with a concentration in healthcare management. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry through Grand Canyon University. She enjoys gardening, shopping, and traveling.
Lauren’s husband, Jarrod, is an RN in the Army. Jarrod and Lauren moved to San Antonio from Georgia in 2013. They began attending 247 Church in 2015. They have 4 boys and 2 dogs who keep them very busy.