I married my high school sweetheart, Lisa, in February of 1988.
One of our favorite family activities is hanging out by our fire pit and watching things burn.
I have 4 grown kids (from left to right) Matthew, Keaton, Madison & Dylan.
In August of 2014, my oldest son Keaton married an amazing girl named Alyssa. She’s been a great addition to our family.
We welcomed our first grandchild into the world on September 29, 2016. We are head over heels in love with William Beau Kelley.
This is me and my mom in June 1964 right after I was born. My mom was a single mom for a long time. I owe a lot to her.
I have an older sister, Tracy and a younger brother, Jonathan.
I graduated from Grapevine High School in 1982. I wasn’t sure this day would happen. But by the Grace of God it did! I went on to North Texas State University.
River Pointe was founded by 5 families. Andre & Laura Riedlinger, Greg & Blair Belin, Brantley & Carleen Smith, Patrick & Lisa Kelley and Jill & Jim Gibson.
This picture was taken during the first year of starting River Pointe in 1996. We used it as our Christmas card that year. The picture shows how we felt with four kids the age of four and under. We had absolutely no idea what we were doing.
Fort Bend County is the most diverse county in the US. I wanted to start a conversation how our church could reach that diverse community. I went to Sugar Land Town Center to start the dialogue. After the news media picked it up, many people from different backgrounds found RPC and today we enjoy being one of the most diverse churches in the country.
I’ve always wanted to be in the Guinness Book of World Records, and RPC set the record for the world’s biggest potluck supper. We made it. River Pointe Church is a record breaking church.
We love to have fun. Cranu is a game I made up, which is a mix of a croquet tournament and canoe race. We made everybody wear solid white uniforms and the whole church participated. Me and my brother were the “Kellioni Brothers” and we did not place.
Back in the early days we would baptize in people’s backyard pools. There’s something very nostalgic about having nothing and seeing life change.