John Hatfield  

Music & Associate Pastor

John Hatfield

John’s family moved from Oklahoma to Texas when he was in middle school, so he’s lived in the Clear Lake Area longer than he lived anywhere else. And that’s a good thing. Answering a call to vocational ministry (that’s church-speak for working in the church) as a teenager, John has served churches throughout the Houston area for almost 20 years. He is passionate about art and creativity and how those things intersect with expressions of worship. In addition to serving as a pastor and elder at Ecclesia Clear Lake, John is a co-host of the Hymnistry podcast (www.hymnistry.com), a show for people who lead hymns, and people who love hymns. He also co-hosts the monthly Houston Worship Leader Roundtable breakfast at Grace Bible Church in the Heights. He gets really excited when people find their calling in the Kingdom of God and begin to use their gifts to help create the world as it could be. Ask him about “narrative liturgical theory” sometime (when you have an hour or so).

John married Erin (she’s amazing) in 2006 and they live in Webster with their son Archer (who’s just the coolest). He enjoys parenthetical statements, woodworking, great Texas BBQ, football (Sooners and Texans), and binge-watching Netflix in his spare time.