About

Joyful Life is a family of believers serving all in our community through love and fellowship.


Our Pastor:

Pastor Bob & Audrey Bryan

Pastor Bob Bryan is currently serving as interim pastor at Joyful Life Church. He is a retired full-time pastor who served as Director of the Nebraska Synod Followers of Christ Prison Ministry and pastor of a congregation inside the Nebraska State Penitentiary. He led worship at the penitentiary, the women’s prison, and the Omaha Correctional Center, led Bible study with 5 death row inmates, led the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace at the Community Corrections Center, and helped start the Heroes Journey Prison Writing Project at the pen. Pastor Bob served Trinity Lutheran Churches in Hartington and Crofton, Nebraska after seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2004. His wife, Audrey, has been his worship accompanist on piano since serving together in a worship band at St. Matthew in Urbana Illinois beginning back in 1996. Prior to his call to ministry, he was a warehouse manager for five arts, crafts and home decorations stores and garden center in Champaign, Illinois, called Prairie Gardens/Jeffrey Allans. In addition to his Master of Divinity, he has a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy/Crop Protection from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign in 1977. Pastor Bob and Audrey have three grown children and just celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. They moved to Houston in April of 2019 to be close to their two grandchildren.

Pastor Bob Bryan’s Wednesday office hours are 1:00pm – 9:00pm.

Our Board of Trustees:

Gerald Evans, President: 832-292-7227

Damian Trudell, Vice President: 713-992-8383

Mark Sommer, Treasurer: 832-948-2666

Geoff May, Secretary: 281-419-1925

Sarah Schaller, At Large: 713-518-8233

Susan West, At Large: 936-718-9746

Our Band:

Joel Bates, Worship Leader – Vocals, Guitar, Bass

JoDel Sommer – Vocals

Randy Harris – Bass, Keys

Keith Dupree – Drums, Vocals

Stan West – Guitar