OUR PASTOR & FIRST LADY
PASTOR TERRANCE JERMAYNE O'NEIL was born in Houston, Texas and is the second oldest of eight children. Terrance O'Neil accepted Christ as his personal Savior in November 1996. He graduated from Forest Brook High School, Class of 1992. Terrance united with Light House Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Fred C. Holiday (now deceased). He was licensed by Pastor F.C. Holiday, and on April 5, 1998 he preached his first sermon and served faithfully as the youth pastor at Light House. His father in the ministry is Pastor Lee E. Skinner of Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church, whom he currently share a broadcast with on KHCB 105.7 FM's Pastor's Study Segment.
His ministry to the Lord has included being an education pastor at Grace Family Church, and pastor/teacher at Pillar of Truth and Truth Community Church. He has served in public education for fifteen years and currently works as an elementary-level math teacher within the Spring Independent School District. His education has been a passion and valuable tool in his life.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies and Minor in Leadership from the College of Biblical Studies and a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies from the prestigious Dallas Theological Seminary. On February 22, 2021, Pastor O'Neil successfully obtained his Doctor of Ministry Degree in Theology and Apologetics from Liberty University.
He is grateful for the love and support of his wonderful wife, and our First Lady, Winona O'Neil. They are blessed with four sons.
His life's verse which explains his faith, world views, and the pursuit of his life is: "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Gal. 2:20).
FIRST LADY WINONA O'NEIL was born in Houston, Texas. She graduated from the Houston Independent School District and attended Houston Community College, followed by a few semesters at the College of Biblical Studies. She accepted Christ at an early age. Pastor Terrance and First Lady Winona have been married for twenty-three years. Winona has dedicated her life to serving God and caring for her family. Working in the church wherever needed has allowed her to gain experience serving in many capacities. She stated, "The Lord has been very good to me. He is constantly stretching me in my spiritual walk and I'm excited to continue to grow in Christ until I meet Him face to face." The scriptures she holds dear are Psalm 34:8, Matthew 6:34 and Philippians 4:6-7.