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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.

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.

Daniel Beal, Elder, (Sabbatical)

Daniel Beal is a founding member of CPC. He and his wife, Shaz, reside in Copper Canyon. They have two children.

Rod Miller, Deacon

Rod has been a member of CPC since 1997 and a deacon since 2000. He has been married for 26 years and has 2 daughters. In his free time, Rod enjoys reading and fishing.

Leng Ea, Deacon

Leng Ea has been a member of CPC for 14 years and a deacon for about 11 years.  He has been married for 15 years and has 3 boys.  His days are filled with teaching 5th graders at Coram Deo Academy.

Adam Grimes, Diaconal Aide

Adam has been a member of CPC for 9 years and a diaconal aide for about 2 years. He is married to his wife of 12 years, Amanda, and together they have been blessed by God with four children. Adam has a strong passion for evangelism and sharing God’s Word with others. In his free time, he likes to read.

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.