Kefentse Risher

Kefentse Risher is the new Sr. Pastor of First UMC-College Station. Prior to his new appointment, he served as the Sr. Pastor of St. Paul and Pleasant Grove U.M.C. located in Huntsville, Texas. He’s also served as Pastor of the “Sweeny Circuit” in Sweeny, Tx.

His personal philosophy and passion is re-thinking faith to understand that our God wants everyone to find their purpose through open and honest exploration of the soul.

With Proverbs 29:18 as his inspiration, Kefentse created “The Vision Project Podcast” as an additional arm of ministry to help inspire and equip people with the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual tools needed to find direction and walk in their divine destiny no matter where they are in life.

Through in-depth teaching, practical preaching, and heart for individuals from all walks of life, it is his truest desire that we tap into the power of God within and use it to break habits that keep us from realizing our highest potential in Christ.

Some of his ministry accomplishments include:

* Recipient of NAACP Community Service Award from the Huntsville Trinity Chapter.

* Recipient of the 2022 Copeland Award for Evangelism.

* Recipient of Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Huntsville declaring Nov. 7th 2021 Rev. Kefentse Risher Appreciation Day.

* Volunteer and Mentor for the students of Huntsville Elementary School, Huntsville High School, and Sam Houston State University. 

* Partnered with Trinity River Food bank to help feed over 2,000 needy families in the Huntsville community. 

* Established St. Paul UMC as a COVID-19 vaccination and testing site for the community.

* Sponsored virtual COVID Informational Workshops.

* Established a Morning Prayer Call that has reached approximately 9,600 callers to date. 

* Brazos Valley Habitat for Humanity Board Member

* Creating partnerships with the Brazos Valley Food Bank and the Bridge Ministries Food Bank

* West District Leadership Team Member