Meet Our Staff

Billy Leivon

Billy Leivon

Assistant Pastor

Billy Leivon was born and raised in Manipur, India and came to the United States to pursue his undergraduate degree in Music at West Coast Baptist College. Upon graduation in May of 2017, Billy moved to Houston to begin serving at Arise Baptist Church. A year later, he married the love of his life, Lisa. Billy serves as an Assistant Pastor and oversees several ministry areas including Outreach, Discipleship, the Music department, Media and the young adults ministry. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing guitar, soccer, and fishing. 

James Collard

James Collard

Assistant Pastor

James Collard and his wife, Angela, moved to Houston in the summer of 2014. James graduated from Maranatha Baptist University in 2012 and from Maranatha Baptist Seminary with his Master of Divinity in 2016. He and Angela began attending Arise Baptist Church in the fall of 2017 and James later joined the staff as the Associate Pastor of Administration. He and Angela enjoy having a part in helping believers take the next spiritual steps in their own personal walks with Jesus!   

James and Angela have been happily married for over 7 years and have two labradors: Pixie and Remi. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking, tennis, playing board games with friends, and sampling the various taco options around Houston! 

Experience Arise Baptist

The best way to experience our church is by visiting one of our weekly services. We hope to see  you soon at Arise Baptist Church!

Service Times


  9:00 AM | Morning Worship

10:30 AM | Morning Worship

  5:00 PM | Bible Study and Discipleship 


7:00 PM | Prayer Service and ABC Kids Club

Contact Information

Phone: 713.659.9697


Address: 803 Curtin St; Houston, TX 77018

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