As a pastor of Sojourn Galleria, Taylor oversees the preaching ministry at Sojourn, and he provides overall leadership for the ministries of Sojourn Galleria Church. Both he and Robin, his wife, are Houston natives, and they are excited to be joining in with what God is doing in the Galleria area of Houston!
Taylor studied at Wake Forest University (history), Reformed Theological Seminary (divinity), and The University of Edinburgh, New College (Hebrew and Old Testament). He is a 2015 graduate of the Houston Church Planting Network finishing residency.
Church Planting Resident
As a church planting resident, Paul is preparing to start a new Sojourn church in another neighborhood in Houston. At Sojourn Galleria, Paul is filling a pastoral associate role, overseeing general church operations and administration, as well as directing our gathered worship on Sundays.
Paul studied at Emory University (physics and philosophy), completed a two-year commitment to Teach For America in Houston (and stayed on for a 3rd year, teaching science at Spring Woods High School). He is currently enrolled at Reformed Theological Seminary (divinity) and is in a church planting residency with Sojourn Houston.
Sojourn Kids Coordinator
As Sojourn Kids Coordinator, Ashley oversees the ministry of Sojourn Kids, providing leadership for the kids team, and focused on presenting age-appropriate gospel instruction to the children of Sojourn. She and her husband Robert have been faithful members at Sojourn Galleria since it was planted.
Ashley is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, having completed her undergraduate degree in elementary education. Previous to her serving in her Sojourn Kids role, she was a 4th grade teacher at Oates Elementary (2 years) and KIPP SHARP (3 years).
Sojourn Galleria is an elder-led church. While the word elder is used here and in our foundational documents, Sojourn uses the words pastor and elder interchangeably. At Sojourn, our elders oversee the doctrine, discipline, and direction of the church. These men may or may not be paid by the church, but they share the responsibility of shepherding our church with wisdom and integrity (Ephesians 4:1-16, 1 Peter 5).
As a new church plant, our founding pastor, Taylor Ince, is the only elder at present. Accordingly, in keeping with the structure of the Sojourn Houston family of churches, Taylor leads Sojourn Galleria Church under the oversight of the Sojourn Houston board of elders.
Our neighborhood parishes are, in many ways, the backbone of the day-to-day ministry that happens at and through Sojourn Galleria. Our neighborhood parishes are led by men and women, each qualified (1 Timothy 3:8-13) and ordained (Acts 6:1-6) deacons for the purpose of fostering gospel family in their parishes.