Pastor Max Lucado is a pastor, speaker, and best-selling author who, in his own words, “writes books for people who don’t read books.” Max and his wife, Denalyn, now live in San Antonio, Texas. They have three grown daughters, three sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Dr. Ed Newton is the Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church. Newton has helped CBC to become a beacon of light in the San Antonio community with a strong calling to reach those individuals in “the margins,” Newton’s message of hope and love is felt each week through his in-person sermons as well as those broadcast on the internet. Newton holds multiple degrees, including multiple postgraduate degrees in Religious Education as well as a Doctorate in Pulpit Communication and Expository Speaking. He is also the author of several books, the most recent being “My 8,” an evangelism resource. Newton, his wife Stephanie, and their four children have made their home in culturally vibrant San Antonio, where they are active members of their community.  
Pastor David Cameron is the Pastor of the Refuge Church in the southside which he founded with his wife Jacqui in 2017. The Refuge Church is a place that believes the gospel message is most affective when we all as a city come together and love one another. Originally from Peterhead Scotland, he moved to San Antonio in 2005 and has ministered for over 12 years in San Antonio. Pastor Cameron’s passion is to be within the community taking a grassroots approach proclaiming the gospel and providing good deeds whenever possible.

Pastor David Cameron enjoys teaching and preaching the word of God with power, conviction and simplicity at every opportunity that avails without compromise. He is a contagious and charismatic spirit that flows through every facet of his personality and ministry. He has been married to his lovely wife Jacqui who is his greatest treasure. Together they have three boys Jude, Jax, and Newton.
Tyronne McCreary is a pastor, community leader, entrepreneur, coach, and motivational teacher with a true servant leaders heart.  He has an apostolic calling upon his life and is the Senior Pastor of Kingdom Life Christian Ministries located in San Antonio, Texas.  He has a genuine heart for people and shares a relevant and empowering message designed to challenge the mindset of mediocrity, and focus on Kingdom living. His zeal and commitment to his calling and purpose reflects his relentless passion to see lives changed, and his desire to equip others with the necessary tools to maximize their full potential. He uses his wisdom and the grace upon his life to encourage people to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to have a strong resolve to fulfill their life’s purpose. Because of his own personal resolve in the works of the ministry, countless lives have been transformed. He is a forward thinker and visionary who understands the importance of investing in future leaders.  He is driven with a passion to preserve the next generation and develop the leaders of tomorrow.  
Breakout Speakers
Dr. Brent Crowe is currently serving as Vice President of Student Leadership University in Orlando, Florida. He is married to Christina and has six children: Gabe, Charis, Za’Riah, Mercy, Zi’Yon and Aryanna. He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy and two masters degrees, a Masters of Divinity in Evangelism and a Masters of Arts in Ethics, from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored several books and aims to teach and equip the next generation.
Drea Luster is a licensed professional counselor and received her bachelor’s degree in counseling psychology with a minor in marriage & family therapy from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and her master’s degree in clinical mental health from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Additionally, she furthered her education in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy and is EMDR trained.
Drea works primarily with adults experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, domestic/intimate partner violence, life changes, relationship issues, religious abuse, work-related stressors, and prenatal/postpartum issues.
Stephanie Newton is a wife, mom, and follower of Christ. A passion for education and research led her to pursue and earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology. One of her earliest jobs was as a Research Scientist in Genetics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Her passion for learning continues as she works on a degree in Apologetics. Stephanie met her husband, Ed, in college and spent many years as an evangelist’s wife. Ed was on the road hundreds of days a year, preaching worldwide. In 2016, God called her husband as the Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church in San Antonio (his first church!) She never thought she would be a Pastor’s wife, but she knew that the Lord had called her husband and her to the CBC ministry. Stephanie and Ed have been married for 25 years and are parents of four teenage and young adult children.
Dr. Carolyn D. Powell serves as the Director of Prayer and Support Groups at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas. She received a Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership and Adult Education from The University of The Incarnate Word and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. A champion of the welfare and wellness of children, Carolyn is a Licensed Child Care Administrator with the state of Texas. Having had trials and tribulations from an early age, Carolyn has learned the importance of prayer and is a living testament of God’s steadfast faithfulness. She contributes walking through various spiritual battles in her life to those whom God placed it in their heart to intercede on her behalf to The Father. She and her husband, Zane are the parents of three beautiful daughters, Zakiya, Ciara and Camilah.
Pastor Gilbert Hernandez is the Lead Pastor at Familia Church and has been in ministry for over 20 years. Originally pastor of the Spanish congregation of CBC, Gilbert felt God calling him to launch Familia as a Sister Church to reach the inner city Latino Community of San Antonio, where he now serves.
Danny Ybarra is an IT Director for FINRA leading business automation, cloud platforms and artificial intelligence teams across the United States. He received his Master’s Degree in Information Technology from Virginia Tech University with a concentration in software development. With over 20 years of experience in IT he has lead business process operations, business operation continuity and global technology team development. He has advised many Church’s on developing plans to integrate technology and ministry that expand the Kingdom of God.
Brad Lomenick is a leader, speaker, and writer who seeks to equip other leaders with what he has learned. Host of the H3 Leadership Podcast, he authored H3 Leadership and The Catalyst Leader. Formerly a leader at Catalyst, he now serves as a consultant and advisor to many.
Phil Vega is the Worship Pastor for Community Bible Church in San Antonio, where he leads the worship and production staff and guides the worship experience for the congregation each week. Vega has been a figure at Community Bible Church since 2008 and lists his primary passion as creating original music that speaks to and resonates with the people of his church and beyond. Vega and his wife Jen, live in San Antonio, where they are busy raising their five children and enjoying this season of life.
Pastor Marquise Cox is first a husband to Krystal and a father to Denver and Dallas. Then with the rest of his time….he’s a leader, communicator, and pastor. Marquise’s sole purpose in leading and speaking across the country is to inspire people into a deeper relationship with Jesus. He passionately believes Jesus loves us right where we are but loves us too much to let us stay where we are. This purpose has allowed him to speak to students and adults at churches, camps, and conferences that span racial, theological, and denominational lines.
Jared West is a seasoned marketer with over 20 years of experience in growing businesses of all shapes and sizes. He holds a BBA in Management, BS in Nursing, and an MDiv in Applied Apologetics.
Worship Leaders
CBC Worship is the worship ministry of Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX under the leadership of lead pastor Dr. Ed Newton. We seek to engage the Church in singing because we believe that our worship is a weapon against the enemy, a means to fill our hearts with God’s word, and displays the power of the gospel to the broken world around us. We want our singing to be filled with truth about God’s character, His word, and His works. We want our singing to remind us of our new identity in light of the finished work of the cross. We believe that there is a sweeter melody than any song we could ever sing; it’s our whole life set at the feet of King Jesus.