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 Master’s Degree in Theology from Shiloh University. Andy and Melissa have been married for 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. They are 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 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 Pastor

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 has spent several years involved in missions work, visiting dozens of countries. 


Steve Barnwell

Assistant Worship Pastor

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.  


Becky Crow

Office Administrator and Women’s (radiant) ministry Leader

Becky has been attending Discovery since July of 2011 and is now on staff as our office administrator. She does her best to keep everything organized and well-communicated so that Discovery will work and function affectively and efficiently. She joined the staff in January of 2019. Before this time, she was a band director, Discovery’s Kids Day Out Director, and served in various other ministry, administrative, and teaching roles.

Becky is also our Radiant Women Ministry Leader. She loves seeing the women come together in community to spur one another along in their pursuit of God. Her favorite part of ministry is helping others find their identity and giving counsel to them in their journey to wholeness and freedom.

Jeremy and Becky have been married for 17 years and have two children. Becky has a Bachelor’s in Music Education TAMU-CC, and her Master’s in Educational Leadership is from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. She also recently acquired her Certification in Biblical Counseling. Becky loves to read, play music, bake, watch movies and travel. Her favorite things include running, being near the water, coffee with friends and family, and anything dipped in dark chocolate.


Justin Ashcraft

Volunteer Coordinator

Justin is Discovery's Volunteer Coordinator. He gets to lead our host team as well as onboard all of our new volunteers. He loves what he does, because he gets to meet so many people and help them find what God has put in them to do.

Justin had the privilege to serve as a staff pastor with two other churches, and has spent most of this decade in the insurance and financial services industry.

Justin was married to Jennifer in 2004, and they have two beautiful, young children. He spent a little time at Christ for the Nations before getting a PhD at the School of Hard Knocks. Justin loves a good cortado, Topo Chico, good sushi, and spending time with his family.  


Zach Walters

Men’s Ministry Leader

Zach is Discovery's Men's Ministry Leader. He has been a part of Discovery since 2011. Along with men's ministry, he also serves as an Elder in the church. Zach is passionate about seeing men become all that God intends for them and that they would be intimately connected with other men. 

Zach is married to Cheri and has 3 beautiful children. He enjoys all things Ninja Warrior, mountain biking, hiking and camping. He graduated from Northwestern State University in Louisiana with an Aviation degree. Zach is currently employed as a Corporate Pilot


Jeremy Crow

small Groups Ministry Leader & Finance director

Jeremy has been the Small Groups Ministry Leader since 2015. He has a passion for connecting people and helping them find practical ways to walk with Christ. Jeremy has been involved in leading small groups for over a decade at various churches. He loves to help people deepen their relationship with God and others through sharing God’s word and doing life together.

Jeremy is also the Finance Director at Discovery where he oversees the financial operations and reporting of the church. Jeremy has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He also provides financial ministry support to members and the community through stewardship training and financial coaching. Jeremy enjoys seeing people become more faithful stewards of God’s resources.

Jeremy has been married to Becky since 2002, and they have two beautiful children. He enjoys being outside with his family and friends, hiking, biking, and running. His dream is to ride across America on a mountain bike.


Jim Horger

prayer team ministry leader

Jim has been attending Discovery since its very beginnings. He presently serves as an elder in the church and ministry leader for the prayer team. His heart and passion is to see people believe and experience the simplicity and reality of the gospel in their lives and to be transformed into the image of Jesus. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and enjoys skiing and martial arts. He has 3 wonderful children, Jessica, Joshua and Madalyn.