Houston Ministers


Minister Lynn Turner

On March 17, 1981, Lynn became ordained as a Non-denominational Minister. She is full of joy and has lots of energy that comes across in all that she does, especially Weddings!

Lynn, a tomboy as a child, preached many services to the family’s dog and cat as well as performing the last rites or funerals for any fallen birds, unlucky snakes, spiders and frogs before reaching adulthood.

As a Wedding Officiant, Lynn does not believe the Minister should preach during a Wedding Ceremony. “If you want to hear a sermon, go to Church”. A Wedding is an intimate Ceremony of celebration and commitment. If you enjoy witnessing a glorious loving event between two people as they embark upon a new journey of a lifetime together, then definitely attend a Wedding!

Lynn explains, “Marriage, no matter whether it is your first, is certainly one of the most important steps you make in life. What matters… is that your wedding be a joyful celebration, honoring the love and commitment that the two of you are making to one another on this day!”

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Minister Brian Engle

Brian was born in Indiana to the son of a minister. He relocated to Texas in 1980 and currently resides in Deer Park with his lovely wife Lela.

Brian is full of compassion and possesses the natural ability to make people at ease. He readily bonds with each of his couples by being blessed with a most delightful sense of humor, an outgoing personality and charm for which he is known.

Brian holds dear the beliefs of Weddings Performed that a church is not just a building made of brick and mortar, but wherever two or more are gathered in God’s name. Wherever you choose to be married Brian is dedicated to making sure that your Special Day is the happiest day of your life!

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Minister Shannon Betty

Shannon is a native Texan. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. His family moved to Deer Park, Texas when he was five. He graduated from Deer Park High School in 1980. Shannon became an ordained Minister with Weddings Performed in 1999 and began performing beautiful wedding ceremonies.

Being a minister allows him to play a part in celebrating unity and true love which is truly the best things. Shannon is friendly with an outgoing personality and enjoys being an officiant for one of the most important days in a couple’s lives. His personable demeanor and ever-present smile naturally puts people at ease.

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Minister Luis Gomez

Spanish Speaking Only

Luis is very spiritual and a very kind and gentle man. Luis began his studies as a Minister in Bogota, Columbia in October of 1992. He was a Teacher and Counselor for the Biblical Center of Columbia, Bogota, Columbia from 1992 through 1995 during which time he was ordained by The New Covenant International Ministry in September of 1995.

For three years, Luis and his wife, Roxana, also an ordained minister, were pastors of the New Covenant International Church in Houston, Texas. Luis had the honor to study and minister under Pastor John Osteen of Lakewood Church. Luis and Roxana reside in Houston with their young son. Luis performs Wedding Ceremonies only in Spanish.

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Minister Charlie P. Craig

Charlie was raised in Pasadena, Texas and attended Sam Rayburn High School. He then went to San Jacinto College and Southwest Texas State University with studies in Occupational Safety & Health and Interdisciplinary Human Relations. Charlie has worked for a large corporation starting off as an entry level operator and grew to senior management before retirement.

Charlie is very much a people person and enjoys building relationships with a broad cross section of people. His personality is very relaxed and non-judgmental and feels the wedding ministry is his calling.

Charlie lives with the love of his life, Karen, in El Lago, Texas on the shores of Clear Lake and enjoys boating, golf, music along with the sun and water. They have two married children and one granddaughter.

Charlie loves being a part of the new beginnings in a couple’s lives and has a passion to see each one of his couples have everlasting memories of their day of great joy!

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Minister Jim Nutt

Jim has a warm, outgoing personality with a delightful sense of humor, is married to his “Angel,” Lee Ann, and has three children. Jim preached his first sermon in a tiny town in West Texas to 32 dear saints when he was 16 years old and has been presiding at special events and occasions ever since.

After completing degrees in Biblical Studies and Counseling Jim successfully coached high school and collegiate women’s basketball and chaired the Department of Psychology at a Christian College. Currently Jim consults with different churches across the country.

The most Memorable wedding Jim officiated was in a storefront Church next door to “The Kiss Club” in Vegas . . . memorable because the Groom was his Father!

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Minister David Johnson

David Johnson was born in Galveston, Texas and moved to Houston at the age of 13. He was a member of the United States Air Force and stationed in many places around the continental United States Air Force and stationed in many places around the continental United States and the world, but as always called Houston “home”. He married Andrea with whom he has four children and is the Assistant Pastor of a growing Bible based church located in the southwest portion of the city of Houston. His integrity makes him unique in this day when integrity in life is at an all time low.

He chose to become a Minster because he could no longer resist the incessant urging of the Holy Spirit. What he enjoys most about being a minister is the opportunity to Disciple an individual in the tenets of a living and wonderful life in Christ Jesus. He is guided by these words, 1 Corinthians 10:1, “Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

“I enjoy performing weddings because I get a certain “Joy” in being inextricably bound to two people who are beginning a new walk in their lives.”

As a part of the wedding persona, he feels that he must project a sense of calm in the midst of the storm. In the strong emotions that can accompany a wedding, David projects a calming influence which radiates out towards, the entire throng, especially, the Bride and Groom.

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Minister Dewayne Ross

Dewayne was born and raised in Galveston, Texas. He enjoys the commitment to join two lives together in holy ceremonies. His heart is filled with love and compassion for all his couples and considers it an honor to be a part of their special day and leave the newlyweds a lasting memory.

Dewayne is not just an Ordained Minister but also an Event Coordinator and is committed to a life of healing and spiritual growth.

It is Dewayne’s die hard commitment to excellence that is rare and makes him so valuable to all of his couples.

Dewayne’s mission is to develop a powerful and effective relationship to create a successful event for all his couples and clients!

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Minister Esthela Davlia

Spanish speaking only.

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Rabbi Dan Gordon

Rabbi Dan Gordon has been the spiritual leader of the Temple Beth Torah, a Jewish synagogue in Humble, Texas since 1998. Prior to the temple inviting him to be their rabbi, Dan had worked for various community organizations as a camp director, youth leader and religious school principal. Since his congregation has many inter-faith families, he specializes in making people of all faiths feel welcome, and views all spiritual endeavors as opportunities for learning. He has also gained an international reputation as a professional storyteller and folklorist, performing and leading workshops throughout the United States, Israel, Australia and Argentina. He is comfortable officiating a Jewish ceremony while integrating traditions of other faiths or co-officiating with other clergy.


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Minister Michelle Jenkins

Michelle was born and raised in LaPorte. She has an extremely outgoing personality and brings a bubbly personality with her. She enjoys the friendships she makes in doing weddings and the opportunity she gets to celebrate in someone’s special day.

Michelle was raised both Baptist and Pentecostal and has found her comfort in performing non-denominational ceremonies. She enjoys the many diverse people, settings, themes and locations of the ceremonies she has done so far and finds excitement in each one. She is full of happiness, over flowing with joy and has a spirit of love that surrounds her. She said “A genuine smile is a reflection of true love, look at me smile”.

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Minister Tim Crist

Minister Tim Crist was born in Michigan and moved to Texas in 1978. At the tender age of seven, which sitting in church one Sunday, Tim realized that he wanted to a Minister. He says he has never wanted to be anything else other than a Minister.

When Tim performs a wedding, he wants the Bride and Groom to feel a sense of oneness and to experience the joy and excitement of being in the presence of the Lord.

For Tim, performing a wedding ceremony fills him with delight and he appreciates how wonderful it is to be sharing such a special moment in a couple’s life.

Tim is warm, friendly, and very upbeat with an extremely outgoing nature. His real love for people is his best quality. Everyone that knows him appreciates how much he cares and that Tim will always be there for them.

When asked what he enjoys about performing weddings Tim said, “Sharing in something beautiful and watching the joy in their lives!”

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Minister Kevin Foster

Kevin W. Foster is an ordained Pastor and Baptist Deacon. Kevin and his wife, Teresa was married in 1991. They reside in Spring, Texas with their two children, Kelsea and Landry. He and his family have been members of Timber Lakes Baptist Church in the Woodlands, Texas since 1998. Kevin serves as a Youth Sunday School teacher and Welcome Announcer to the congregation of over 300 members. Kevin’s wife, Teresa is the Children’s Ministry Director at Timber Lakes Baptist Church as well. Kevin has performed many weddings, funerals and baptisms throughout Texas. Being in the Hospitality Industry since 1983 has taught him that serving people is what God intended for him to do!

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Minister Linda Almaguer

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Minister Warren Wurzburger

Minister Warren Wurzburger has served as a Pastor and Chaplain since 2003. He was ordained in 2005.

He has been married for 23 years and has five adult children. He previously worked as both a Paramedic and Computer Educator. Further, Warren has published two books in the past four years both dealing with the subject of spirituality.

He considers himself very open and approachable with a positive attitude. Warren says, “My goal for weddings is to provide the service that the couple desires, regardless of beliefs. After all, it is their wedding.”

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Father James John “J.J.”

Father J.J. was born in upstate New York. He entered the military at the age of 19 and became a Hospital Corpsmen. After tours in the Phililppines, Vietnam and aboard several ships, he went on to college and went back in the U. S. Navy as a commissioned officer, being stationed for the most part in hospitals.

After his retirement from the Navy, Father JJ worked in business and with the Veterans Administration where he is also retired. Father maintains a small mission in The Philippine Islands and is very close to the Filipino people because of this mission. He enjoys gardening, homesteading, raising animals including goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, pigeons,turkeys and quail. He teaches fish raising, sausage making, soap making, baking, canning, gardening, and animal husbandry to the people of his mission. He gardens here in Houston look forward to maqny future medical missions in The Philippines.

Father plans to expand his mission into bees and fish this coming year. Father JJ uses the time in the USA to support his mission in The Philippines. Father is very compassionate, and very flexible. Father finds a great deal of personal reward in providing the sacraments to people and ministering to those in need of various services from the church. Father was married before he was ordained and has two grown children, and two grandsons. Father was also involved in business before and after his military retirement. He understands the stuggles of life and has found ways to see struggles as a blessing from God.

Quiet yet outgoing, Father looks forward to serving the clients Weddings Performed with the same zeal that he has used in over 45 years of services to the nation, the local community, the people of The Philippines and now the brides and grooms and their familes that come to him from Weddings Performed.

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Minister Lynn Turner and Associates

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