Lead Pastor

Dr. Jerry Nelson is part of the team that has planted CoastPointe. The team intends it to be a redeeming place for people who are searching for spiritual meaning. Believing that such meaning is found in Jesus, Jerry's leadership and teaching invites believers to serve and encourages all to ask questions and seek for answers. He believes that faith is a journey with ups and downs, certainties and uncertainties, and that the hope for believers and seekers is found in the same place–Jesus.

He and Carolon have been married for over 35 years and together share three children and six grandchildren. They love family and appreciate the importance of the family sharing a Christian faith. Jerry completed his doctorate from Abilene Christian University.  jerrynelson.word@gmail.com 

Director of Worship

Mandy Donnelly serves as the worship leader at the weekend services and always brings design, excellence, heart, and joy to the experience. She has a Masters in Christian Ministry. She serves as the Science department head for Harby Jr. High in the Alvin School District. She is married to Jason and together they make a dynamic life team.

Director of Women's Ministry

Carolon Nelson has designed and led women's ministry in churches in the past and brings great expectation to this ministry. 

We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 2 CORINTHIANS 4:7 NLT

"I’ve seen the Light! The Light saved me, the Light gives me hope, the Light keeps me going when I think I can’t go on! The Light pushes me to be better, stronger, and kinder. The Light shines through me as I experience joy in all the simple things of everyday life. The Light holds my hand and guides me through dark and lonely places that no one else will ever know exists. As women, we all experience the ups and downs of life, singing for joy one moment and crying for no reason the next! You know what I mean! It doesn’t matter what stage of life you are in; college, young adult, middle age, and older, we are all girls! And all girls need to know that someone cares. Sometimes it seems that life is fragile and isn’t fair. The feeling is God is nowhere to be found, or He’s not listening. But, He is, He does, and He cares. I have found His touch to come at just the right moment, when I’ve needed it most. Dear Ladies, I want you to know you are not alone on your journey! At CoastPointe, we have a great opportunity before us to minister and mentor to the women not only in our church, but also in our community. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my passion and heart with girls of all ages, as we grow in God’s love and grace together. Thank you for the opportunity to serve!"