Andy and Melissa Hostetler

Lead Pastors

Andy and his wife, Melissa started Discovery Church in 2003. They have a practical teaching style and a heart of compassion for people. They believe that the local church is the hope of the world and the strength of our nation. As a result, they are committed to building relationships, seeing lives transformed, multiplying disciples, and challenging believers to share God’s love.

Andy is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University and Melissa has a Masters Degree in Theology from Shiloh University. Andy and Melissa have been married for over 30 years.

They have five children and three grandsons.


Chris and Puff Barrera

Executive pastors

Chris and Puff have served in a wide range of ministry opportunities since beginning their lives together in 1992. They have been children’s, youth, young adults’, campus, and staff pastors. They have been part of church plant teams and overseas missions teams. Chris and Puff have traveled extensively in the United States and overseas ministering the Gospel. Chris and Puff are passionate about winning the lost and making disciples and excited to help Discovery fulfill its purpose where every person is Loved, Transformed, and Equipped.

Chris has studied Pastoral and Church Leadership at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX.

Chris and Puff have four adult daughters; Chelsea, Cait, Gabi, and Victoria.


Alison Smith

Children's Pastor/Family Care Pastor

Alison is excited to be able to partner with you in the growth of your family in their walk with Jesus. What greater privilege is there then to disciple our kids and show them the incredible love of God! Alison  and her husband, Larry, helped plant Discovery and are deeply committed to the vision of our church. They have three children; Nathan, Andrew and Jacob. They love to go to the beach, watch Duck Dynasty and cheer each other on during sporting and music events. Alison loves to read, run, coach soccer and listen to Christmas music way before it is time. Just in case you are wondering, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Science from Wayland Baptist University. If you have any questions please give her a call or send her an e-mail, she would love to talk with you.


Cheri Walters

Worship Leader

Cheri's passion for worship is evident in all aspects of our worship services. She is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas. Cheri joined Discovery's staff in December of 2016. She's spent years involved in missions work, visiting dozens of countries. 


Zach Walters

Men’s Ministry Leader

Zach heads up the Men’s ministries at Discovery.


Steve Barnwell

Assistant Worship Leader

Steve loves all things involving music and technology. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in sound engineering, and has held several roles in ministry including Worship Pastor and Youth Pastor. Steve joined Discovery's staff in December of 2016.