Our Leaders

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

Ephesians 4:11 KJV

Sunday School

Every Sunday @ 10:00 AM

Sunday Morning Worship

Every Sunday Morning @ 11:15 AM

Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study

Every Wednesday Evening @ 7:00 PM

Friday Night Evangelist Service

Every Friday Evening @ 7:00 PM

First Lady Monica Phenix & Pastor David Phenix

Faith is more than what happens on Sunday mornings. It is a part of who we are, inside and out. At The HOP, we believe in sharing the joy of the Lord daily, and living a life that embodies the spirit of Christ.

Pastor David Phenix's BIO

Elder David G. Phenix was born in Lubbock Texas.  His parents, Pastor Percy B. Phenix, Sr. and First Lady Willie Mae Phenix raised him to be a God fearing child.  He is the oldest of three children.

Pastor David was called to the ministry at the tender age of eight (8) years old.  Under the guidance of his childhood Pastor, Bishop W. D. Haynes, he “waited on his ministry” and began preaching at the age of 18 years old.  He delivered his 1st message in August 15, 1982 at the First COGIC of Slaton.  He received his minister’s license in the Texas Northwest Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the late Bishop J.E. Alexander.  He was ordained as an Elder in 1989 by Bishop W.H. Watson II. He has been in the ministry for 36 years.

He was appointed pastor of the Mineral Wells COGIC (later to be named the House of Praise COGIC) in Dec.1990.  In January 2012, he proudly received the last Pastoral appointment from the late Bishop W. H. Watson II and was installed as Pastor by the newly appointed leader of TNW, Bishop William H. Watson III.  He has been the Shepherd over the First COGIC of Slaton since the death of his father, Pastor Percy. B. Phenix, Sr.


Pastor David attended Texas Tech University and later ITT Technical Institute and received a degree in Electronic Engineering of Applied Science in 1990.  He is married

to District Missionary Monica C. Phenix and they have three children, Demodric Cooks, DeShawn Phenix and Tameara Phenix.


Pastor David Phenix has served the Church of God in Christ in several capacities.  He has served as District Chairman, and District Evangelist President under the late Supt. G.W. Pope in the Progressive District.  He has also served as the District Evangelist President of the New Birth District under the leadership of Supt. R. L. Sample.


He currently serves at the District AIMS Chairman in the Abundant Life Fellowship District under the leadership of Supt. Timothy Johnson.  He is also serving as the State Evangelist President both in Texas North Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the Leadership of Bishop Robert L. Sample.


The sentiments of his heart come from the scripture I Corinthians 9:16.  It states “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel”!

Lady Monica C. Phenix's BIO

Monica C. Phenix was born on November 30, 1965 to Frank Ingram & Alyce Whitaker in Taipei, Taiwan.  She is the third of six children who grew up in a loving Christian home.  Her mom and step father (Wendell Whitaker) taught her to be a God fearing Christian at a young age. She was saved and baptized at the Calvary Church of God in Christ in Fort Worth, Texas.


She began singing with Pastor Alvin Pope and Ms. Jewell Kelly.  She was blessed  to begin singing as a backup singer with Dr. Vernard Johnson (who is known as the World’s Greatest Gospel Saxophonist) for several years. She travelled and ministered to thousands of people in Germany, Brazil, Barbados, Korea and multiple cities across the Unites States of America.


She is the proud wife (of more than 28 years) to the love of her life, Pastor David G. Phenix.  She works along with her husband in Ministry Pastoring two churches:  The House of Praise Church of God in Christ of Mineral Wells, TX and the First Church of God in Christ of Slaton, TX.  She has been in ministry over 25 years.  She is the District Missionary of the Abundant Life Fellowship District under the leadership of Supt. Timothy Johnson.  She serves on the Executive board of the Texas

North Central Department of Women (as the Executive Asst/Admin Facilitator Leadership Support/Training and the Special Events Director) under the leadership of Supervisor Janice Craig and our Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop R. L. Sample.


Her greatest accomplishment in life, is to have mothered her two wonderful children, Bro. DeShawn Phenix & Sis. Tameara Phenix. Monica graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and has begun the Master’s program.  She is currently employed with Teamsters Local Union 767 as the Benefits Director serving more than 7,200 members assisting them with Healthcare, Retirement and Bereavement payouts.


In addition to working full time, she is the owner of her own Lease Auditing Business, MCP & Associates.  She reviews and audits Commercial Lease Agreements as well as Landlord invoice billings recovering overcharges on behalf of her clients.


Sis. Phenix desires to be known as a woman who loves the LORD and she strives to be an example and an encouragement to those she comes in contact with.


Pastor David Phenix, Senior Pastor
Lady Monica Phenix, First Lady

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