Local Leaders

Paul Hicks

Paul has been married to his wife, Cammie, since 1988 and has three grown children. He’s a 1985 graduate of Texas State University with a BA in Computer Information Systems. He spent 25 years in the insurance industry before joining Search as an Associate in 2008 and then full-time in 2014. Along the way he coached high school baseball and is an avid outdoorsman. His family resides in Sugar Land, Texas.

Richard Houston

Richard started Search in The Woodlands in 2002 after 25 years as a missionary in Latin America. He has a BA from TCU and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. He met and married Margarita in Colombia and they have been ministering together since 1993. They have four children. Richard has translated and adapted the principle Search materials into Spanish, which have been well received both locally and in Latin America.

Margarita Houston

Margarita grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. She has been actively involved in women’s ministry since before she met Richard. Together they are developing the Spanish language side of Search called Sentido a Tu Vida. She leads a weekly Bible Study in The Woodlands reaching over 100 Hispanic women. In recognition of her effective ministry she was invited to join Search staff in 2014.

John Hopper

John spent 16 years as a pastor in Houston after working in a family real estate business in California. Just out of college he served as a tennis pro at the Houston Racquet Club. He graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio where he met his wife Ann, who is a tennis pro as well. A perpetual student, John completed his doctorate at Biola University in worldview studies, and recently contributed to the book Reasons to Believe.