Leadership + Staff

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Blair Cushman

Lead Pastor | Elder


Blair grew up in a rural dairy farming community in Wisconsin and was saved at age 12 at summer camp. After completing his degree in pastoral ministry from Moody Bible Institute he worked at Winnetka Bible Church, started a summer camp program at Camp Eagle, founded a ministry with his wife called Hope Mommies, and was Associate Pastor and an elder at Kerrville Bible Church.

Blair is married to his best friend, Erin, and together they have four children, Gwendolyn (now with The Lord), Malacai, Gemma, and Savannah.

Blair is excited to be leading Redemption Bible Church and is constantly amazed by God's work in and through the church. He has committed his life to God’s Word and God’s people and loves when those two things come together and transformation happens.

As a Wisconsin native he bleeds Green and Gold (Go Pack Go) and roots for the Badgers. In his spare time he loves to be outside with his family enjoying the local waterways, on a bike seat pedaling out some hill country back roads, sipping craft coffee, building with legos, or exploring some lonely hills without any cell reception.

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Erick Welborn

Pastor | Elder


Erick and his family moved to Texas in 2018 and quickly joined Redemption. In fall 2020 he was appointed a pastor | elder and with his wife lead our Freedom Group ministry.

He is married to Terri  and has 4 kiddos.

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Michael Hawkins

Soul Care Pastor


Michael joined the staff at Redemption in August 2021 and ministers in the areas of assimilation, small groups, and biblical counseling. Michael completed his masters in biblical counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Originally from Ingram, TX, he is married to Elizabeth and has three boys, Hudson, Tucker, and Willis. 

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John Rhodes

Worship Coordinator


John joined the staff at Redemption in March 2021 after 3 years of ministry in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 3 years leading worship with Life Action Ministries.  He grew up in Alabama and is an Auburn fan.

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Redemption Deacons


Four deacons currently serve at Redemption:
Greg Gibbons - Facilities
Lanita Legan - Finances
Brian Moss - Worship + Production
Paul Polcyn - Ministry Support

Deacons have 3 primary responsibilities in the Scriptures:
-Free up the elders for ministry
-Fight for unity within the church
-Facilitate Gospel ministry

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Jess Miller

Communications Coordinator


Jess joined the Redemption staff in September 2023 and has the joy of communicating all the ways God is at work in and through our church. She is married to Barrett and is a big Texas Longhorns football fan.