Meet Our Team

Senior Pastor

Johnny Brady

Founding Lead Pastor of Fellowship of the Nations, Johnny Brady, is known for his easy-going, relevant style of teaching, as well as his quick smile and warm heart. He has two burning passions: his family, and bringing the Life-Giving Gospel to the greater Houston area as well as to the nations of the world. Pastor Johnny’s heartbeat is pretty simple-to “Win Souls and Make Disciples,” equipping them to become fully-devoted followers of Christ. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married since 1981 and have three grown sons and three grandchildren.

Worship Pastor

Lisa Brady

Lisa is Pastor of Worship and Breathe Women’s Ministry, and leads the Fellowship of the Nations worship team, which includes two of the Brady’s three sons. “It is such a blast to work and minister with my family,” says Lisa. Lisa is also an avid writer of fiction, as well as blogging. You can join her blog by “liking” her Facebook page (

Connect Pastor

Locke Brady

Locke has been a part of the FOTN staff since the church’s inception. He is our Connect Pastor and a long-time member of the worship team. A married father of two children, Locke has also produced two worship albums for the church.

Spanish Nation Pastors

Marvin & Maria Castaneda

Marvin Castaneda is Fellowship of the Nations Pastor of Spanish Nation, our Spanish-speaking congregation that meets simultaneously with our English-speaking worship service. This growing flock also has powerful worship and preaching, with countless opportunities to serve. Marvin spends much of his week reaching out to the community with food distribution and transportation, and leads outreach teams several times a year in evangelistic rallies at area apartment complexes.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Marisa Jennings

Marisa is the assistant to Pastor Johnny Brady as well as the office administrator, and has been part of the Fellowship of the Nations staff family since 2007. She also leads two CARE groups, loves foreign missions, children’s ministry, and serving people.
Marisa is married to husband Steve Jennings and they have two grown sons.

Associate Pastor | Compassionate Care

John Brady, Sr.

Bro. John has dedicated his life to serving the East Houston community for more than 50 years, 48 as the Senior Pastor of Woodforest Baptist Church. He is the father of Fellowship of the Nations Lead Pastor, Johnny Brady, and has been married to his wife, Yvonne, since 1953! A soul-winner at heart, he also has a passion to minister to the needs of the members of Fellowship of the Nations, and as such, leads our Compassionate Care Ministry, which includes: grief, marriage and family counseling, as well as hospital visits. An astute teacher of the Bible, Bro. John is currently teaching an adult Bible study Sunday mornings at 9 a.m., and leads the Koinonia CARE Group on Wednesday nights.

Baby Nation

Samantha Ryan

Samantha Ryan, our Baby Nation Director, is a rock solid combination of discipline and
love! With an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a bachelor’s degree in Social
Work and five years of experience as a United States Marine – you can say she has done her
homework in regards to service, children and building relationships. Samantha has served the
Lord at FOTN since 2014, but has been serving the church needs since 2012 when she turned her
life over to God. Samantha believes whole-heartedly in the words written in 2 Timothy 3:14-15,
which says, “14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced
of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have
known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ


Kid Nation

Kayla Brady

At Kid Nation, we are dedicated to the idea of teaching kids about the love of God in a fun and exciting environment. The children of FOTN learn how to worship, memorize scriptures, are taught solid biblical truths and principles, create handmade crafts and play on our three-tiered playscape; all in the safety of our beautiful Kid Nation facility. We love your children, and we want them to know Jesus in a real way.
Kayla Brady has been the Director of Kid Nation since January of 2017. She is married to Associate Pastor Locke Brady, and they have two children.

Student Nation Pastor

Stephanie Santos

Stephanie is our Youth Pastor for Student Nation. A member since 2009, Stephanie has the DNA of Fellowship of the Nations —to win souls and make disciples. She has developed a trustworthy relationship with several area middle and high schools and meets weekly with students, teaching them how to walk with passion, purity and purpose with Christ. Stephanie understands the pressures and struggles that students have, and gives area teenagers opportunities for growth and service. Stephanie has been to the San Blas Islands of Panama with Pastor Johnny and Sports for the Nations twice, and is also a musician and a part of the worship team.