Joey serves as President & Executive Director of His Father’s Heart Ministries, and also as one of two HeartSync-Texas, Regional Directors.
He is the visionary Founder of CrossWalk Center, Houston's Hopeful Re-entry Hub. CrossWalk Center serves the willing portion of the nearly 15,000 ex-offenders that return to Harris County each year, with coaching, discipleship, ministry and critical social service links. He is a CrossWalk Center founding board member and presently serves as the TDCJ and Discipleship Ministry board committee chair.
Joey has an affinity, a special place in his heart for marginalized populations, especially returning citizens and their families. Prior to HFHM, Joey served as Program Director for the Inner Change Freedom Initiative Program in the Carol Vance Unit, Richmond, Texas. In addition, he worked eight years as a civilian jailer for the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, and was a missionary in northwestern England.
Recently, Joey and His Father’s Heart was awarded the 2017 Governor’s Criminal Justice Nancy Hees Volunteer Service Award.
Gentempo is an ordained minister through The Assemblies of God International Fellowship and is a Board Certified Restorative Therapist through Faith Based Counselors Training Institute.
Joey serves as pastor for the Church at His Father’s Heart Ministries. He and his wife, Denise, have three grown children, and two grandchildren.
Kathy is presently serving as the founding Executive Director for CrossWalk Center, Houston’s Hopeful Reentry Hub that became its own 501-c3 June 2016. Specifically established to serve and disciple the regions’ returning citizens, CrossWalk Center was and still is a long-term vision of its founder Joey Gentempo, that has come to pass..
Kathy has served on the Board of Directors for His Father’s Heart Ministries since 2007, and most recently as its Chairman of the Board. She was a founding Board Member for the Organic Horticulture Benefits Alliance, and the Women’s Sport Fishing Foundation. She is also an alumni of Mission Houston: Faith Walking, completed Ministry Team Training at Calvary Community Church, and has served in the mission field in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. She is bilingual English and Spanish.
Vosburg received a Bachelor of Science from Arkansas State University in 1979, an Associates from the Art Institute of Houston and MBA CE Executive hours in Strategic Marketing from Rice University. Kathy has thirty years of experience overseeing marketing and communication teams in the profit and non-profit sectors, as well as driving the startup of several for profit service companies. Through private business Kathy has hired and mentored ex-offenders, as well as privately provided long-term housing and education.
Kathy attends Calvary Community Church, Copperfield, where she has served on the Youth Ministry Council, has co-lead high school Encounters, and has traveled abroad on mission trips with the youth. She and her husband, Dennis Miller, have four daughters.
Tom has over forty years of experience in the oil and gas business with a majority of those years with Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, where he currently serves as Vice President of Major Projects.
Tom and his wife Johnyne are active members of Hempstead First Baptist Church, where he is a member of the Finance Committee.
Larry joined His Father’s Heart Ministry board of director’s in 2017, bringing a background of enterprise architect and business solutions experience to the ministry.
Larry is highly skilled at understanding business goals, business problems, and appropriate technical solutions, which he readily taps into to serve the ministry.
More importantly is Larry’s genuine servant heart that His Father’s Heart Ministry benefits from greatly. He has served as both Deacon and an Elder for St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, as well as chair for the Youth and Missions Committees over the years. Larry also served on the board of Director’s for St. Andrew’s School of Fine Arts.
More recently he played an integral role as one of 10 members of the development team for what would become CrossWalk Center, Joey’s vision that has been realized, which was to establish a centralized re-entry hub that ministers to and serves a portion of the nearly 15,000 ex-offenders returning to Harris County.
Larry is married to Tracy Taylor-Gelbaugh, former biology teacher, and presently a Harris County Jail chaplain and student at Houston Theological seminary. Larry and Tracy have two sons Dion and John.
Denise helped found the Mother’s Day Out program at His Father’s Heart Ministries. She holds a Director’s Certificate in early childhood education and has more than 20 years’ experience working with young children. Denise has a passion for helping children know, understand and experience the power of the Gospel in real and tangible ways with a truly child’s heart.
Prior to the MDO at His Father’s Heart Ministries, Denise served as a Teacher’s Aide for HISD, as a pre-school teacher and as a per-school Assistant Director.
Walt came to His Father’s Heart Ministries in 2014, based on a deep-seeded call to Worship. With his love for music and guitars, Walt has been leading worship for the HFHM’s Sunday morning church services and Monday evening bible studies ever since.
After one year of serving through worship and ministry, Joey asked Walt to serve on the HFHM Board of Directors. Walt is a man of wisdom and understanding, bringing singular clarity to the issues and needs of the organization, and is a balancing blessing for the board.
Walt professes that he has been learning to hear the voice of God and sense His touch upon his life better since becoming a part of the body at HFHM. Walt will share that Joey’s preaching and teaching is very scriptural, filled with the Holy Spirit and comes straight from the heart of God. Through HFHM’s HeartSync ministry, he has also begun to understand brokenness more deeply - how, if allowed, Jesus will heal a fragmented, broken heart caused by trauma and woundedness, and bring wholeheartedness to anyone who will journey to receive it.
His heart is to help further the HFHM vision that Joey has for the ministry and to help raise awareness about the rich blessing that is HFHM.
Prior to HFHM, Walt was an ordained elder with St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, spent 11 years in Bible Study Fellowship. In addition, Walt participated in Cursillo and subsequently served on the council, staffed numerous weekends and worshipped as part of the music team. He is also living ‘on mission’ in his home, neighborhood, workplace and ‘third place’ as an alum of Mission Houston: FaithWalking.
When Walt isn’t leading worship or serving directly at His Father’s Heart Ministries, his tent making is as a control systems engineer. And you’ll find Walt always looking for new and vintage guitars to try out and add to his collection.
Walt and his wife Rhonda remain as members of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church through Bible study and Oikos, but are also an integral part of the small and very diverse church family at HFHM on Sunday mornings.
Walt and Rhonda have two children, Walt and Wade, both in college.
Dennis serves His Father’s Heart Ministry with his marketing and advertising expertise, video production and overall for-profit business experience.
Dennis’ 35+ years of advertising experience began in Chicago at DDB Needham Worldwide, where he was an award-winning art director for McDonald’s, Xerox, Arco, Monsanto and other national accounts. Since Needham, Dennis has been a creative director, account supervisor and owner or partner in several Chicago and Houston advertising/design/PR firms. He has created campaigns for numerous accounts that not only won awards, but also broke records in recall tests, response, and awareness levels.
Dennis attends Calvary Community Church, Copperfield, where he serves as a videographer, an usher, and bus driver for community-wide church sponsored events. has co-lead high school Encounters, and has traveled abroad on mission trips with the youth. He and his wife, Kathy Vosburg-Miller, have four grown daughters.
Johnyne is a faith-based counselor and teacher serving in Waller County, Texas. As such she has been highly instrumental in the expansion of His Father's Heart Ministries to City of Hempstead and the surrounding region. For a number of years Johnyne has faithfully served as a volunteer facilitator for the Waller County Jail. Through her regional, national and global relationships, Johnyne has steadfastly spread the word of His Father’s Heart impact while travelling here and abroad with her husband. Both she and Tom have been a tremendous source of spiritual discernment, direction and financial assistance.
The Rees, Johnyne and Tom, reside in Hempstead, Texas. They have three grown children and almost too many grandchildren to keep count of that Johnyne loves beyond measure.