Staff and Elders

Meet Our Elders

Kim S. Crissman

Kim S. Crissman Kim was born again April 3, 1975 and baptized on June 8, 1975. He and his wife, Gwen, have been married over 30 years. Kim has served over 30+ years at Hoffmantown Church, as a deacon, a teacher and helped establish discipleship ministries. He currently serves as an adult K-Group and D-Group teacher. Kim considers his calling as an elder to be an appointment from God and he believes an elder is primarily responsible for seeking God’s will for the church through prayer and the Word. Kim’s desire is to be a shepherd who is always sensitive and submissive to God, knowing that elders will be held accountable for their attitudes and actions as they serve Him.

Meet Our Pastors

Chris BrananEmail: Chris was born in Atlanta, GA and lived in the Decatur area until he left for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Fort Worth, TX in 1981. He accepted Christ as his Savior as a nine year old boy and answered God’s call to full-time Christian ministry in the spring of 1981. It was at SWBTS in the fall of 1981 that Chris met his future wife, Lois Townley. They were married in May 1985. Chris and Lois completed seminary in December 1984—Chris with a Master of Arts in Religious Education and an emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling; and Lois with a Graduate Specialist Degree with an emphasis in Foundations of Education (having already completed her Master of Religious Education in December 1980). In 2002, seeking to follow the Lord’s leadership, Chris and Lois adopted two children– Cheyenne (then 5 years) and William (then 2.5 years). The Branans have two cats, Panda and Pepper– who bring much joy and excitement to the home. Chris has served three churches in New Mexico prior to coming to Hoffmantown Church. He served as Education / Youth at First Baptist Church in Tucumcari from 1985-1992. Soon after arriving, he picked up the Administration responsibilities. In October 1992, he answered a call to serve with Del Norte Baptist in Albuquerque and served in the areas of Education / Administration until October 2000. And lastly, in October 2000, God opened the door to serve with First Baptist Church of Moriarty in the areas of Education / Administration. In December 2009, Chris resigned from FBC Moriarty, sensing a leading to work with churches throughout the State of New Mexico as a church educational consultant. Additionally, he began working in the Moriarty-Edgewood School District as the Student-Parent Liaison for at-risk students in the Alternative High School Program at Moriarty High School. From 1983-1985, Lois served with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico as a consultant for the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) as the state director for Mission Friends, GAs, and Acteens. She also served with the Convention in the same Department for an additional two years before they adopted their children in 2002. Chris and his family are excited to be part of the Hoffmantown family. We look forward to serving God with you!

Meet Our Directors

Sam Mouck, Sr.Email: Sam received Christ in 1972 as a youngster. Toward the end of his time in college he began to earnestly seek God and to trust Him to more completely direct the path of his life. Sam has attended Hoffmantown Church since 1983 where he was discipled by a former HBC pastor and became involved as a leader in the Hoffmantown Singles Group where he also did some substitute teaching. Sam has served as a deacon and an elder and currently serves as an adult K-Group teacher. He met his wife, Michelle, while they both were active in the “Young Adult Choir” when Hoffmantown was located on Wyoming Blvd. They were married at Hoffmantown and have raised their two children, Bobby and Adrienne, within the church. Sam now serves the church as a full-time staff member as the Senior Director of Resource Ministries.

Meet Our Staff

Susan FranseEmail:

Susan was born and raised in Farwell, Texas and lived there until November, 2008 when she moved to Albuquerque. She has attended Hoffmantown since her move and has volunteered in several areas including leading a Precept class, substitute teaching a K-Group Class and various administrative and hospitality volunteer activities. Susan is mother to 3 children and doting grandmother of 9 – which keeps her busy! Prior to coming on staff at Hoffmantown, she worked the front desk position in dental offices for over 20 years. Susan considers it a blessing to work the staff at Hoffmantown. Her passion is to know God our Father and His Word and to walk in a manner worthy of His calling.

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