UNDER CONSTRUCTION

LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Matthew S. Diehl

 Senior Pastor
 

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I had a previous career prior to entering ministry. I was a Houston Police Officer for about twelve years. 

Prior coming to Round Top, I was the pastor of a mission (new church plant) for two years. In addition I was on the staff, serving many roles, at Houston Baptist University for two about two years. The year prior coming to Round Top, I served as the Southwest Ministry Representative for the American Bible Society, New York. 

 

I was called by the Lord to serve Round Top Church in December of 1999.

My wife, Renee of 40 years, and I have two adult children, Jennifer, (Husband Kevin) who lives in New Hampshire and Christopher (single), who lives in Round Top, as well as an Australian Shepherd, Carmin and Renee’s third child, “Taffy” a toy Schnauzer. Almost five years ago our daughter Jennifer signed Renee and I up to the grandparents club with the birth of Eva. My hobbies include bicycling and many outdoor sports. 

 

 My training and experience includes a Masters Degree in Theology, a BS in Political Science and Mass Media with continued experience in public service since I was twenty-one. I also have recently, in the past four years, been involved in private business ownership and operations. This experience has provided great insight into the lives of many in our community and the challenges people face outside of ministry.

I have also served as Election Judge in our community.

 I and Renee are licensed Realtors, of which Renee has a full-time practice.  

 

As a pastor, I pray for the Holy Spirit to work through me to serve His purposes and His ways

first and foremost. I believe God has gifted me with compassion, teaching and

preaching. I pray that the Lord works through me, and all of us,

 using these gifts to build a Christian Community of Faith. I recognize

Jesus is the head and the center of the ministry, not me. My part is to prepare

believers for serving Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit who is at work in

all of our hearts. Prayer, confession, forgiveness, service and spending time in God’s

Word are essential to all our lives as servants of the Lord. Reaching the lost and ministering to people,

 as Jesus does to the Church, is an overall mission of the pastorate. 

 

I view the Church as containing all born-again believers. This means a person has surrender their heart (re-birth) to God, thereby living out faith as taught by Jesus, God our Savior. In today’s world the word “Christian” has many meanings. You cannot have a saving relationship with God by earning or working your way through manmade institutions. God’s grace of salvation is surrendered to and not purchased or merited. We are called to witness to all with God’s proclaimed Word as contained in the Holy Bible, making disciples and baptizing believers in the name of Jesus Christ. I hope to visit with you soon.

 

Matthew S. Diehl

 Senior Pastor
 

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I had a previous career prior to entering ministry. I was a Houston Police Officer for about twelve years. 

Prior coming to Round Top, I was the pastor of a mission (new church plant) for two years. In addition I was on the staff, serving many roles, at Houston Baptist University for two about two years. The year prior coming to Round Top, I served as the Southwest Ministry Representative for the American Bible Society, New York. 

 

I was called by the Lord to serve Round Top Church in December of 1999.

My wife, Renee of 40 years, and I have two adult children, Jennifer, (Husband Kevin) who lives in New Hampshire and Christopher (single), who lives in Round Top, as well as an Australian Shepherd, Carmin and Renee’s third child, “Taffy” a toy Schnauzer. Almost five years ago our daughter Jennifer signed Renee and I up to the grandparents club with the birth of Eva. My hobbies include bicycling and many outdoor sports. 

 

 My training and experience includes a Masters Degree in Theology, a BS in Political Science and Mass Media with continued experience in public service since I was twenty-one. I also have recently, in the past four years, been involved in private business ownership and operations. This experience has provided great insight into the lives of many in our community and the challenges people face outside of ministry.

I have also served as Election Judge in our community.

 I and Renee are licensed Realtors, of which Renee has a full-time practice.  

 

As a pastor, I pray for the Holy Spirit to work through me to serve His purposes and His ways

first and foremost. I believe God has gifted me with compassion, teaching and

preaching. I pray that the Lord works through me, and all of us,

 using these gifts to build a Christian Community of Faith. I recognize

Jesus is the head and the center of the ministry, not me. My part is to prepare

believers for serving Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit who is at work in

all of our hearts. Prayer, confession, forgiveness, service and spending time in God’s

Word are essential to all our lives as servants of the Lord. Reaching the lost and ministering to people,

 as Jesus does to the Church, is an overall mission of the pastorate. 

 

I view the Church as containing all born-again believers. This means a person has surrender their heart (re-birth) to God, thereby living out faith as taught by Jesus, God our Savior. In today’s world the word “Christian” has many meanings. You cannot have a saving relationship with God by earning or working your way through manmade institutions. God’s grace of salvation is surrendered to and not purchased or merited. We are called to witness to all with God’s proclaimed Word as contained in the Holy Bible, making disciples and baptizing believers in the name of Jesus Christ. I hope to visit with you soon.

 
 

Veronica Skaggs

Children’s Ministry Director
 

My passion is to share Christ with others.  I have experienced, in and through my family and community, Christ’s unfailing devotion and love.  To those whom much has been given, much is required.  This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly.  In a society that has lost sight of Christ as their first love, God has impressed on me the great urgency that we turn back to Him. Throughout my life God has continued to fill my heart with His great compassion and love for our children.  As a child advocate in His service, I continually strive to help promote and create a healthy environment for our children to learn and grow in. I grew up in a home hearing the Gospel message and understanding that God must always have first place in our lives.   His unconditional love was the reason for the Cross and has been experienced in my life.  It is my prayer that His unconditional love will touch your life as well.

 

 
 

Christina Burns

 STANDOUT After School Program Director
 
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