The Heschts

Scott Hescht
Lead Pastor/Elder

I serve as the lead Pastor of the Haven Community Church. My wife Courtney and I have two children, Zane and Daxton. I love reading, writing, graphic design, and pretty much all things creative. Bring up the topic of sports and you’ve got a friend for life. I also love to teach and preach God’s Word to anyone who will listen. I strive to be a constant learner as well, understanding that education isn’t something that we receive, but rather a lifelong journey. Above all, I strive to be a friend to those around me, seeking to be a light for Christ despite my own shortcomings.

I have a BFA at Stephen F. Austin State University and a MA in Christian Leadership at Luther Rice Seminary. Prior to establishing The Haven in 2012, I have served as a pastor at Life Spring Church and an elder at Freedom Fellowship Church. In addition to pastoring the Haven, I serve on the board for Relationships for Christ Ministries, a missions organization working in Africa and Latin America.

Doug Horton

I serve as the Worship Pastor at the Haven Community Church. My wife, Maggie, and I have two children, Piper and Fisher. I love the ministry and am very grateful to be able to be a part of what God is doing for His Kingdom. I love playing with my kids, catching a movie with Maggie, and occasionally doing some fishing. I’m passionate about Scripture and creating an environment where intimate worship can happen.

I have a BA in Biblical Studies from Criswell Bible College and a MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Before my time at the Haven, I’ve served as an Associate Pastor at St. Stephen’s UMC in Houston and as a Youth Pastor at St. James Episcopal in Dallas. In addition to serving at the Haven, I offer marriage coaching and general pastoral care through Anchor House Ministries, Inc.



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Ministry Leaders

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Worship Pastor



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Children’s Ministry Director



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Youth Leader




House Church Leaders

Scott Hescht

Doug Horton

Brandon Richardson

Terry Forga