Our Leadership



Christ Community is led by founding Senior Pastor Dean Holford. Pastor Dean has been connected to the Port Lavaca area since 1961, when he arrived to build and manage the local radio station. He entered the ministry in 1978 and has pastored in Port Lavaca and Junction, Texas. While pastoring, he has also ministered extensively throughout the world in churches, conferences, and evangelistic meetings. He is involved in the oversight of ministries in Europe, Southeat Asia and West Texas. Pastor Dean and his wife Pat have been married for 54 years.
David Holford serves as Worship and Teaching Pastor. An accomplished musician and songwriter, David directs the worship leadership team. In addition to preaching regularly on Sunday morning and teaching a weekly Bible study, Pastor David coordinates all local external ministries of the church. He recently served as president of the Calhoun County Ministerial Alliance and serves on the board of directors of the local emergency needs and food pantry, Calhoun County Community Ministries. Outside of the ministry, he has taught in the areas of law, religious education, theology, philosophy and history at the secondary and post-secondary levels in the US and UK. In his spare time, David maintains a small non-profit law practice, a blog, and a daily video series of reflections on the Scriptures. He and his wife Kelly have two teenage child.