Ministers and Staff



Larry Keele – Pulpit Minister


Larry has been in full-time ministry since graduating from Oklahoma Christian University in 1970. In addition to a B.A. in Bible from Oklahoma Christian University, he has earned an M.S. in Biblical Studies from Abilene Christian University. Having preached for congregations in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, he began working with the Champions congregation as the pulpit minister in June 2000. Larry and his wife Janet have three sons (Lynn, Lon and Layne). Being native Texans, they are glad to be living and serving the Lord in the Houston area.


John Qualls – Associate Minister


John and his wife Ramona came to Champions in March 1991. They came from Walled Lake, Michigan, where John served as the pulpit minister for 10 years. John presently serves as our associate minister, as well as ministering to our seniors and directing World Bible School. He is a graduate of Michigan Christian College (now Rochester College) with a major in Ministry and a minor in Counseling. John’s background contains varied experiences.


  website image reidReid Stafford – Youth Minister


Reid has been working with Champions since October of 2016. Reid and his wife Natalie both graduated from Harding University in the Spring of 2015. Reid oversees all youth related programs including Champions VBS. This is Reid’s first full time ministry position. Before starting at Champions he was working with a teen trauma recovery facility in Arkansas. Reid and Natalie are excited to have joined us here at Champions!





Jeanie Kuehl – Church Secretary


Jeanie has been the church secretary at Champions since May 1993. She is a native Texan, born and raised in Marlin, and having lived in Riesel and Burleson before moving to Houston in 1986. Jeanie and her husband David have two children (Chad and Kelli). She says she has been greatly blessed by the love and support of her church family and has enjoyed the many opportunities to serve God and all who worship at Champions.


Lisa Killough –Mother’s Day Out Director


Lisa came to Champions with her family in 1980. She graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Business and History and later returned for a Secondary Education certification. While at LCU, she met and married Brent Killough. Soon after, they returned to the Houston area and have worshipped at Champions ever since. Lisa taught high school for four years before becoming a mother to Elizabeth, Jonathan and Timothy. Lisa became director of the Little Champs Mother’s Day Out program in the summer of 2002.