Rev. John Canales, Pastor
Rev. John Canales was born into a Christian family, and came to Christ at a very early age. Originally from New York, Pastor John served eight years in the US Air Force working in the space program before being called to ministry. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in 1996 and has served pastorates in Florida, Wisconsin and Philadelphia before coming to Christ Presbyterian Church in 2005.
He and his wife, Mary Jo, have been married since 1989 and have two children.
Jahaziel Cantu, Associate Pastor
Rev. Jahaziel received a degree in industrial engineering and worked for several years in Monterrey, Mexico. He received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary (Dallas) in 2009. Prior to church planting in Flower Mound, Rev. Jahaziel served at Cristo Rey, a PCA multicultural church in Dallas TX, for 7 years.
Rev. Jahaziel is a cancer survivor and recognizes the grace that he received from the Lord in his salvation and in his healing. He has started a ministry to cancer survivors and their loved ones which meets regularly at the church (see the Calendar for details).
He and his wife Ann have three children.When he is not working on his sermons he is often watching the Denver Broncos, playing his guitar, or visiting a park with his children.
Daniel Beal, Elder
Daniel Beal is a founding member of CPC. He and his wife, Shaz, reside in Copper Canyon. They have two children.
Scott Peterson, Elder
Scott and his wife Lori have been worshiping at CPC since moving to Texas two years ago. Scott is a PCA ruling elder, ordained at Midway PCA in Georgia, where he served on the Presbytery Candidates and Credentials Committee and at multiple General Assemblies. He is a pilot for American Airlines, and an attorney in the Marine Corps Reserve. Scott and Lori have two daughters: Allie is a flight attendant for American, and Katherine is a student at Texas A&M.
Mary Jo Canales, Office Manager
Mary Jo, wife of CPC pastor, John Canales, has served on the office staff of several churches. She began serving as Office Manager for CPC in 2016. She and Pastor John are the parents of two children.