House of Prayer 14045 Space Center Blvd • Houston, TX 77062 • 281.488.4439

MEET OUR MINISTRY TEAM


DJ Dent -- Pastor of House of Prayer Lutheran Church
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Here is what the Call Committee shared about Pastor DJ....and how true it is!
Pastor Dent demonstrates a good balance of innovation and creativity in preaching and worship while maintaining loyalty to Lutheran teachings and theology. He is excited to help us enhance our youth and family ministry, "Don't treat youth as if they'll grow into something great. Treat them as if they are great now."

Preaching and worship for Pastor DJ are ways to relate Biblical texts to the world we live in, and he is compelled by the message of grace. Pastor Dent also understands the need to vary worship to make it more inclusive for the diverse cultures in our community.  He is eager to teach confirmation and adult Bible study, and hopes to get the whole congregation reading the Bible on a schedule.

We were also impressed with Pastor Dent's competency in electronic media and his understanding of maintaining a presence on social media. He is also aware of the need to vary forms of communication among age groups.  As a leader, he says of himself, "If I have done my job well, then I should be invisible." Pastor DJ is approachable, relatable, and has a good sense of humor. 

Click here to see the photos from his Installation Service. Thank you to everyone who attended, shared well wishes, provided delicious food, set up and take down! House of Prayer is blessed to have such generous hearts who share their time and talent with us on this day and every day. 
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Elida (Eli) Lopez -- Secretary
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Eli has been an employee of House of Prayer since March 2003.Before coming home to HoP, she worked at different businesses as an Admin while she accompanied her husband, a Lutheran Pastor, to the churches God had called him to serve. She is a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Angleton and the Women of the ELCA group. She feels immensely blessed to have two church families to love and cherish.
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Curtis Bradbury -- Program Director
House of Prayer and Lutherhill Ministries are partners in working with Curtis Bradbury. He works half-time at Lutherhill in LaGrange, TX and half-time at House of Prayer. His work takes him from LaGrange to House of Prayer in Clear Lake, to the Zion Retreat Center in Galveston. Originally from San Jose, CA, Curtis now lives in Galveston. His primary role at House of Prayer is to lead our youth, young adult and family ministries.
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Virginia (Ginny) Blasczyk -- Organist
Ginny has been organist at House of Prayer since 1996. Ginny graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance. She has been playing piano and organ in church since the age of 14. In 2000 she earned a teaching certificate and has taught Choir at Pearland Junior High West since 2001.  Her choirs have been consistent Sweepstakes and Superior ratings recipients at University Interscholastic League contests and each year many of her choir students are placed in the Junior High All Region Choir. Ginny and Jim, her husband of 29 years, moved from Wisconsin to Houston in 1982 and call Houston their home.  Jim and Ginny have three grown sons: Corey, Michael and James.
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Antonio (Tony) Martinez -- Music Director
House of Prayer is blessed to have Antonio (Tony) Martinez as Music Director at House of Prayer! Tony has brought with him tremendous experience, a passion for music and an eagerness to expand the music ministry at House of Prayer! Tony has served in several Houston area churches. For twelve years, he served as the Director of Arts and Worship at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Sugar Land. Under his direction, the music ministry expanded from one adult vocal choir to nine ensembles encompassing vocal and instrumental music, serving youth from age 4 through adult. Tony performs regularly in the Houston Grand Opera, he's an award winning composer, and he's known by many in the TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod. House of Prayer is blessed to have you, Tony!
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Church Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
281-488-4439
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