Early on, as a youth worship leader, Anthony’s love for Jesus and Christian music were apparent. Growing up writing and playing R&B and hip-hop music, Anthony turned this knowledge back into his original passion of writing and singing music for the church. As a result, Rogers’ sound is a fusion of his soul and gospel roots and his love of modern worship. His heart is in communicating the good news to people of all backgrounds, you can hear it in the melodies and words of every song he writes. Helping people find God in worship is his passion, he write that his desire is for his music to “lead you to a place where God is ever so present.”
Anthony lives in Houston with his wife Morgan and son Jayden. Anthony currently is the contemporary worship director for both campuses of First Methodist Houston, working with a church that has been in existence for over 175 years to bring new music out of its deep roots. When not leading worship, he is constantly writing and producing music with local musicians and the Source worship team, trying to raise up other artists and their voices.
More than anything, Anthony wants to bring transparency to his worship. “It’s hard to relate to people who act like life is perfect, and once you’ve found God life isn’t hard” Rogers says. “I want bring people close to God in a real and tangible way.”
Brandi is a lifelong Methodist and a native Texan. She grew up in a small town in northeast Texas and attended Texas A&M University (whoop!) and graduated with a degrees in English and Political Science. But God had called Brandi while in college, and she began interning at local churches, beginning her path towards full-time ministry.
After graduating, Brandi attended Duke University Divinity School, where her love for the local church continued to grow as she worked in ministries surrounding Chapel Hill at churches large and small. While at Duke, Brandi met and married David Horton, who is also a United Methodist pastor. Following graduation, they moved to Houston in order to serve its local churches. They were both ordained as elders in May 2016. In July 2016, Brandi was appointed as an associate pastor here at First Methodist Houston.