Dear First Baptist Humble,

Following church on a Wednesday night back in 5th grade, I was riding home in the backseat of my dad’s car when I asked him about the role of a pastor. That same evening, I prayed, “Lord, I want to be used by you, would you please show me how?Answering that pivotal prayer, God has remained faithful to show me, lead me, and guide me in how He desires to use me to give Him glory. Over the past few months, God has undeniably been leading our family to come and serve alongside you at First Baptist Humble as your pastor. My passion is to lead God’s church to realize its full redemptive potential by reaching people with the gospel of Jesus Christ, making disciples, and equipping the saints to do the work of the ministry. I have no greater joy than seeing Gospel-centered multiplication take place in the lives and hearts of people to fulfill the mission of God’s church. God has worked in our hearts to prepare us for this new season of ministry, and we could not be more excited knowing God has led our family here.


Having grown up in the Houston area, I am excited to come home and serve a different part of the city. I believe First Baptist Humble is poised to make a huge impact in the city of Houston and beyond through its strategic location, its regional impact, and the deeply ingrained focus on missions and outreach to the community and the nations. I have no doubt the best days are yet to come, and I am honored God would allow me to be a part of this.


I look forward to getting to know you, and for you to get to know us. I believe together we can see God do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we could ask or imagine for the building up of Christ’s church through the saving power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

-Pastor Chris Kouba

“Chris Kouba is the finest of the fine. I saw early on the giftedness of his life, his commitment, and his passion for God, for his church, for God’s people and for evangelism and growing the church. You are receiving a gift from the Lord. He is a preacher; he is a leader; he is a servant. The best years of your church are ahead under the leadership of Dr. Chris Kouba.”

--Dr. Jack Graham

Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church

"I am so impressed with [Chris Kouba’s] strategic leadership and the vision that he brings.  Chris is a dynamic Bible teacher who has a big heart for the local church."

--Kevin Ezell

President, North American Mission Board