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  • Pastor Barry & Susan Jackson

    Barry Jackson is the senior pastor of Christian Fellowship Church of the Rio Grande Valley located in Harlingen, Texas. Barry is known as "Brother Barry"No one seems to enjoy life as much as he does. A gifted preacher and homespun storyteller, Barry weaves his life experiences with great humor and Biblical insight into every message.


    Susan Jackson has a heart for prayer and the women's ministry "Women of Worth". She also runs a "Ministry and Mentoring" group for the new generation of women leaders in our church.


    Barry and his wife, Susan, founded “Liberty Ministries”, a home for troubled boys and girls. For over twenty years, they devoted their lives to helping troubled young people find Godly direction.

  • Pastor Gary & Katarina Kerney

    Gary is the Student Pastor of CFC Harlingen. Kat is the Youth Worship Leader and Graphic Artist. Gary studied at Moody Bible Institute and has been working in youth ministry for the last 11 years. His heart for the young people in Harlingen is to help them develop a close and passionate relationship with Jesus Christ. Gary started ministering to High Schoolers at CFC Harlingen in February 2012. Katarina  has a love for art and design. Her passions are painting, graphic design, web design, and performing arts; All of which she integrates into different ministries at CFC. 

  • Pastor Elton & Sandra Jackson

    Elton is CFC's Prison Ministries Pastor. He enjoys volunteering with the Men's Ministry. One of Elton's gifts is sharing his encouraging words and testimony. He and his wife Sandra have a passion for serving the church community.

  • Pastor Dale & Laura LeMarr

    Dale is the Children's Church Pastor. The LeMarr family has been a part of CFC since 1997. During that time they have served in many areas of ministry including Life Group leaders for 14 years, joined the Worship Team in 1998, and have been a part of Children's Ministry since 2003. Dale and Laura have always had a heart for kids and a desire to help them grow, learn, and be successful. To be able to teach Christ and how to live in His blessings everyday is a joy and privilege. Dale and his wife Laura are teachers with a combined experience of 50+ years. They have been married for 28 years and have 2 beautiful daughters. 

  • Mark Buddle

    Mark is CFC's Worship Team Administrator


  • David & Sylvia Flores

    David is a part of CFC's Office staff and Media Team. Sylvia is a part of the CFC Worship Team. David and Sylvia have always had a passion for music and a desire to lead people into worship. Sylvia is a graduate from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where she majored in Music Education. David not only helps in the office, he also is our Media Director. They all have a heart for service and fellowship here at CFC.

  • Jordan Puga

    Jordan is the Finance administrator and leader of Cultivate Ministries.