our leadership

Our leadership team is committed to a core value that states,

"unity is a conduit for power."

We desire to be a church where people can find Jesus, join forces and ultimately,

make a difference in the world around us for the glory of the King.

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Senior Pastor,  Answer International, CEO, Founder

Troy Brewer

Founding and Senior Pastor of OpenDoor Church, Troy Brewer is known for his relevant and truly authentic teaching style.  Troy has been married to Leanna for over 25 years, is the father of four children and the proud "Papa" of seven grandchildren.  He has authored ten books and is currently working some new ones. (Books available here.)  Pastor Troy has a heart the size of Texas and spends his life trying to bring hope to the hopeless.

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Senior Pastor,  SPARK Worldwide CEO, Founder

leanna brewer

Leanna's favorite quote is: "Be yourself; everyone else is taken" - Oscar Wilde. This is the heart with which she leads at OpenDoor, as well as SPARK Worldwide-- She has a passion for writing children's books based on the little ones she meets at her SPARK Worldwide orphanages. Leanna is beautifully gifted to see the beauty in others and help them realize it as well. Her favorite role is being a "JaJa" to her seven grandbabies. 

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Executive Pastor

Jerry Sellers

Jerry has a unique ability to tap into the strength of others to accomplish things for the Kingdom. He has served in ministry for 20+ and has a passion for learning. He is married to Teri and together they have six children. Jerry loves being "Pops" to five beautiful grandchildren as well as,  fishing, hunting, shooting and sitting on the beach with Teri.

Sidenote: he is a walking Bible reference. 

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Worship Pastor

adriel izaguirre

Pastor Adriel is a fun, loving, radical worshipper. He has the ability to take a difficult situation and turn it into a laugh. His unique, strong, bilingual style of worship ushers in God's presence time and time again.  His motto is, "God has done so much for me, how could I not worship with all that I have."  Adriel has been leading worship for more than 15 years all over the U.S., Mexico and South America. He is married to Mayra and they have an adorable son, Christian.  Adriel loves football, especially the Dallas Cowboys and welcomes any tickets you may want to share.

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Pastoral Care Pastor

Otis gillaspie

Otis celebrated his 30th year in ministry in 2018. Prior to serving at OpenDoor Church, Otis wore many hats as he served at Stepping Stone/Lighthouse Church for many years as the Children's Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor.  Otis and his wife, Teresa, have eight children, four precious grandchildren and one on the way!

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412 Students Pastor

Jason williams

Jason enjoys relating God’s Word and His love in a very practical way, using humor, multi-media and the arts.  Discipleship is very important to Jason and his wife, Heidi.  They long to see children, youth and adults find and walk in their spiritual gifting. Heidi has an amazing gift to lead others in worship and really connect with the Father’s heart. They have one cool son, Luke, who rocks their world (in a good way). In addition to youth pastoring, Jason and Heidi also lead Encounter God’s Presence ministry (www.EncounterGodsPresence.org). They are amazed by what God is doing and always want to give all the glory to their Heavenly Father.

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412 Children's Pastors

Jim & Venorah Seiling

Jim and Venorah have served in ministry since 1996. In 2016, after a miraculous chain of events, Jim and Venorah moved to Burleson from Florida to become Children’s Pastors of OpenDoor Church. Their passion for children to experience the love and presence of God drives them in ministry. Together, their life mission is to bring the reconciliation of God to families. Jim and Venorah have two daughters and two sons and enjoy family time together. 
 

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Support Pastor

les oakes

A gentle spirit, kind heart and servant's attitude makes Les a perfect fit for the OpenDoor Tribe. Les grew up as a preacher/missionary child and has spent 22 years of his life in ministry. Together with his wife, Lisa, who is also on staff,  Les is devoted to Kingdom advancement.  He and Lisa enjoy travel, time outdoors, and spending time with their four wonderful adult children and two awesome grandchildren. Interesting fact: Les was a pro golfer for 14 years.

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Mission Pastor, SPARK Worldwide Administrator

darrell knight

Darrell has been around OpenDoor since its beginnings and sold his photography business to begin serving in full-time ministry in 2013. Darrell is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus to the ends of the Earth as he leads teams around the world. He and his wife, Mendy, have four amazing children and bask in the joy of spending time with family and friends locally and around the world.

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Pastor Emeritus, Elder

Gloria Gillaspie

Pastor Gloria began her ministry as a youth pastor in Fort Worth at Meadowbrook Evangelistic Temple in 1964. She founded Stepping Stone Youth Ministry in 1976 at the current OpenDoor location. In 1981, she founded Stepping Stone Family Church (which later became Lighthouse Church) as well as,  Stepping Stone Christian Academy. In June 2013, after pastoring for 32 years, she followed God's prompting and merged the church with OpenDoor Church and invited Troy Brewer to become the senior pastor.

She is the author of "Arise, Shine", an autobiography of her life and of signs, miracles and wonders she has witnessed. She has laid a beautiful foundation for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and is loved by all!

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