Our Elders

Our Elders

This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.

- 1 Timothy 3:1

Ray BeltranRay Beltran

Ray and his wife, Esther, have been members at Cy-Fair since the late 1990s. Having lived in the Houston area all their lives, they are very familiar with the cause of the Lord in this part of the world. They are parents to four children, three of whom are now married, and have recently become grandparents. Ray has worked in the oil and gas industry as a draftsman and designer for engineering companies and in other capacities through the fluctuating nature of this business. A passionate and able teacher of God’s Word, Ray has served as an elder at Cy-Fair since 2012, having previously served the church as a deacon for many years.


Gerald WiseGerald Wise

Gerald and his wife, Candy, have lived in both Louisiana and Texas with his work as a chemical engineer for Shell. They have been members at Cy-Fair since 1995 and he has served as an elder for many of those years. Now retired, Gerald traveled internationally in his company’s behalf, but always used those opportunities abroad to interface with brethren in foreign lands, particularly in The Netherlands. They are parents to two children and have been blessed with two grandsons, as well. Gerald’s management skills serve him well as he uses those abilities to shepherd God’s flock.






Curtis Thetford

Curtis and his wife, Johnette, have been members at Cy-Fair since they married in 1992.  Curtis grew up in the St. Louis area and moved to Houston in 1990, while Johnette has lived her whole life in Houston.    Curtis has worked since 1990 in Information Technology at Shell Oil Company and for the last 25+ years at Hewlett Packard.  They are parents of three children and will soon be grandparents for the first time.  Curtis began serving as an elder in December of 2021 after many years of serving as a deacon.  Curtis is an avid reader and enjoys time spent in the study of God's Word.  His desire is to be an example to the flock (1 Pet 5:3) and to share the Good News of God's blessings for man with others (Gal. 4:4-5).





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