Deacons'

Houston Lee, Jr.'s Bio                                                 (Chairman Of The Church Board)

A native of Houston, Texas, Houston received his formal education at Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas, Southwestern College and San Diego State University, San Diego, California. Shortly after High School Graduation, Houston joined the U.S. Navy. He was stationed aboard a ship in Hawaii, which traveled to many islands in the western pacific. His ship was decommissioned and he was transferred to Coronado, California where he was honorably discharged after four years of service. Being a veteran of the United States Navy, he applied for a job with the (DOD) Department of Defense and was hired. Houston worked his way up through the Navel Overhaul and Repair Department. From Journeyman, Foreman, General Foreman, Superintendent, Division Director to Department Head GS-15. He worked there for 35 years before his retirement in 1995.

Houston was raised in a family of Christians, dating back to slavery. His Great Grandmother was a teenager when slavery was abolished in 1855. She was a strong mighty woman of God. As a single parent she raised six children and taught them about worshipping, loving and praising God. She set the stage that has been followed through his generation. Houston at the age of 15 accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He visited and attended many churches in San Diego that was preaching and teaching the traditional religious views and philosophy. In 2002 he visited New Creation Church; he was touched and moved by the complete service that was given. He continued to visit until 2004 when he became a member of New Creation Church. By studying the Word and attending bible discovery classes, he has developed a strong personal relationship with God and the Holy Spirit guiding his path. While attending New Creation, Houston was a member of the S.W.A.T Team (Saints witnessing against the enemy). He was also a member of the Brotherhood and usher board. For over 51 years, Houston and his wife Mary have set out to live the God given dream of a kingdom marriage. Serve, praise and worship God until He calls them home. Together God has given them 4 children and ll grandchildren.

Deacon Albert Jones’s 
(Co-Chairman of the Church Board)
Born in Houston, Texas, Deacon Jones was raised in the traditional southern Baptist setting of St. Mathews Baptist Church of Missouri City, Texas.  Albert “Big Al” Jones, born in October 1967, graduated from Willowridge High school of Missouri City, Texas and received a dual scholarship to Texas A&M University for Track and Football in 1986.  After graduating from TAMU with a B.S. in Recreations and Parks & Tourism Science in 1991, he had a short tenure as a member of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1991 and 1992. Albert also obtained a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from University of Texas in 2001, to where he taught and coached at Navarro College for 8 years.

In 2001, Albert moved to San Diego where he met and married the love of his life, Bridgette, and became a member of New Creation Church of San Diego, CA (NCC).  At NCC, Albert started to grow into his love for the Word.  In 2004, Albert became a member of the NCC Brotherhood, the Brotherhood Ushers Board and a weekly attendant of the Living Hope for Hurting Men Ministry.  In 2006, Albert became the assistant to the President of the NCC Brotherhood.  In 2007, Albert was chosen by Pastor Hodges to become a member of the NCC Armor Bearer Team. 

In May 2011, Albert followed his heart to the Church of Yeshua Ha Mashiach where he serves as the Pastor’s armor bearer. 

On March 04, 2012, Albert was ordained as a Deacon. Albert is Co-Chairman of the Church Board.

Lead by the Holy Spirit and Pastor Hodges, Albert assists with the teaching and leading of many classes wishing the ministry. 

Albert has been a servant going on his 13th year and still on fire for our King and Savoir, Yeshua Ha Mashiach.

"Shalom Shalom Family of God"


Deacon Eddie Pace’s                                                  
(Parliamentarian )  

Deacon Eddie James Pace Jr. is a former Federal Bureau Of Prisons Senior Correctional Officer. He started his Correctional Officer career at the Federal Prison in Atlanta, Georgia and also worked at the Metropolitan Correctional Center here in San Diego, California. Eddie received his Associate of Science Degree In Administration of Justice/Corrections May 28, 1977 from Southwestern College. He also received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration December 26,1979 from San Diego State University. Most recently Eddie received his Juris Doctor Degree In Law June2, 2007 from Western Sierra Law School. He is humbled and honored to serve as the Head of Prison Ministry here at The Church Of Yeshua Ha Mashiach.




Deacon Trenell Bethany’s
 (Prison Ministry) 
Deacon Trenell Bethany was born in San Diego, CA and grew up in Kansas City, MO. He is a loving husband, Father and man of faith. Deacon Bethany came into Christ in 2005 and is dedicated to serving the Lord and others by overseeing the Hospital Ministry and assisting his fellow brothers in Christ in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry as well as the Prison Ministry.  As a business professional, Deacon Bethany works as an Accountant, but maintains a spiritual relationship with Christ in every aspect of his life.


Deacon Larry Nichols’s (Nursing Home Ministry)

Larry was born April 17, 1962 from Clairton, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1984 from Clairton High School. He had an interest in playing the saxophone. He entered the military in 1981. Larry served 22 years in the Army Reserve, and retired in 2003. Larry is married to Desiree Nichols. Larry has two children named Kristopher Lawrence Nicholas and Charlene Croon, 3 daughters Sanae Simmons, Lashake, Chardone. Larry was baptized under the name Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus The Messiah) in San Diego. He began his work as the Deacon of the Nursing Home Ministry in 2012. 


Deacon James Philip Smith                         

James Philip Smith was born in San Diego, CA. He is a servant of the Most High God, Yeshua Ha Mashiach. He is a loving father of Jaszlyene Moriah Smith. James gave his life to Yeshua Ha Mashiach in 2006 and his walk with Yeshua led him to serve at the church of Yeshua Ha Mashiach in 2015. Amen    



Deacon Alfred Davis

Born in Memphis TN in 1989. Graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2012.
Married to Cornille Davis
Alfred is passionate about Prison Ministry and spreading the Gospel. Alfred has a love for giving. 




Deacon Alfonso Terrell Gilliam
Alfonso Terrell Gilliam was born on June 16, 1972, Pittsburg Pennsylvania. He attended Woodland Hills High School where he played football. He graduated in 1991 and joined the United Stated Navy. He served for over 13 years. After the military he decided to reside in San Diego, Ca. He is the proud father of 3 beautiful children Desirae, Keane and Tatana Gilliam. While on deployment in the Navy he was introduced to the Lord and was baptized in the Red Sea. He started attending New Creations Church in San Diego, CA. He served as an usher and treasurer on the Men's Brotherhood Department. He also prepared meals for the Living Hope for the Hurtful Men Ministery. Due to his hard work ethics Alfonso Gilliam was selected the Church's Armorbearer team ran by Pasto Hodges. 
In Jne 2014, Alfonso joined The Church of Yeshua Ha Mashiach which he calls home. He is also an usher at the church and loves to serve. On April 2, 2017, Alfonso was ordained as a deacon for the church and continues to grow. His Favorite scripture is Psalms 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? 


Michael Porter
Michael A Porter Sr. was born in Detroit Michigan He moved to Beckley West Virginia in 1987 where he received Christ. Michael went on to graduated from Woodward Wilson then joined the U.S. Navy where he served proudly aboard the U.S.S. Essex LHD2 as MSSN. He met the Love of his life Chelsea in April 1992 she became his wife that December 1992. They have two amazing children Michael A Porter Jr and Felicia J Porter. After serving his country four years Michael joined the civilian world as a security officer. Michael  soon discovered his passion for serving those struggling with addiction. He then became a drug and alcohol counselor after graduating from Mueller College. he is currently employed with San Diego MTS. He joined NCC in 2001 and was lead by the Spirit to later join The Church Of Yeshua Ha Mashiach.
 "I look forward to working with the other Deacons in the prison ministry and teaching the youth Sunday school. Blessing to all." Michael Porter
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