Pastors & Staff

Chris and Angela Carter

Lead Pastors

Chris grew up in the small town of Roland, Oklahoma where he lived his entire childhood. After high school, he attended the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith where he obtained an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology. He continued his education at the University of Phoenix where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. During college, Chris went to work for a large company as a Network Administrator. Throughout the years, God's favor was on his life and he was promoted to Associate Director of IT. As Chris worked in the business world over the last 23 years, he also began a journey to discover what God had burning in his heart, to teach the Word of God. He attended correspondence classes at Rhema Bible Training Center part time while he worked and also attended Bible School at his local church. Before long, Chris began teaching in the Bible College at his local church and God confirmed the call on his life.
Angela was raised in a minister's home with her dad as her Pastor. Born in New Mexico, during her childhood they lived in several states such as Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas as her family worked in various churches. In high school, her family moved to Greenwood, Arkansas where her dad Pastored Greenwood First Assembly of God for 33 years.  At a very young age, Angela had already began to grow and develop in her giftings. She sang in church her entire childhood and felt God leading her to pursue a career in this area. After high school, she attended Arkansas Tech University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Soon after graduating college, Angela went into full time ministry working at churches in Missouri and later Arkansas as their Worship Pastor. Angela loves worshiping God and leading others into His presence in worship.
Chris and Angela are both passionate about helping people discover the plan that God has for their lives and leading this Spirit filled church.  When not talking about Church, Chris enjoys sports, spending time with his family, and telling dad jokes. Angela enjoys baking, shopping and spending time with family.

Chris and Angela Carter have been married since June of 2000 and have three children, Gabriel, Kaylee, and Seth.

Ezra and Cindy Rivera

Associate Pastors

Ezra and Cindy moved from Chicago to Celina back in 2014 thinking they were going to further their education.  God had other plans!  They visited Movement Church in 2017 and began to realize THIS was the reason the Lord led them to Celina.  Ezra and Cindy are passionate about ministry and they love people.  The have two children, Steven and Ethan.

Angela Carter

Worship Pastor

Angela has always had a heart for worship.  Being raised in a Pastors home, she has been leading worship from a very young age.  She loves leading others in becoming passionate worshippers as well as training up other worship leaders.

Johnathan and Michelle Bitely

Youth Pastors

Johnathan and Michelle moved to Celina in 2022 from Tulsa, OK where Johnathan graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center. Michelle and Johnathan both grew up immersed in ministry, they’ve always had a heart for youth and are so excited to see all that God is going to do here in Celina! They have two beautiful kids, Magnolia and Jayson.

Lindsey Laird

Lindsey loves teaching and training children from a Biblical Worldview.   She is a graduate from Charis Bible College and has been a teacher, coach, and a youth pastor.   Lindsey and her husband Justin have three children, Lincoln, Leila, and Beckham.