Who we are
Located halfway between Houston and Corpus Christi, Point Comfort is on Lavaca Bay, accessed by the Matagorda Ship Channel. We began ship visits in 2019, incorporated in 2020, and received our IRS 501(c)3 determination in 2021. We are nearing completion on the hospitality center inside the secured port area. Details are on our Building Updates page.
The primary mission of the Point Comfort Seafarers Center is
to provide hospitality and assistance for the crew members of vessels visiting
the port in Point Comfort, Texas. Our vision is to work ecumenically to show unconditional love to all seafarers regardless of nationality, religion, culture, gender or ethnic origin. We strive to support the seafarers and respect their personal values and beliefs.
Board of Directors
Retired Texas A&M Calhoun County Extension Agent
Member of North American Maritime Ministry Association
Certified Ship Welfare Visitor, Merchant Navy Welfare Board
Former USCG licensed 200-ton Master, near coastal with auxiliary sail endorsement, Able Seaman- Special, and Lifeboat-man
Retired business owner and CEO of Quality Control Testing
Board of Directors, Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce
Former Alcoa Security Asset Control Investigations
Former Fireman/licensed paramedic
Retired scientist USDA Agricultural Research Service, Clay Center
Ship Welfare Visitor
Former volunteer for the International Crane Foundation and Texas Sea Grant
Marine Engineering Consultant, Operations and Construction
Registered Professional Engineer
Founded South Texas Towing
Former Vice Pres of Kirby Inland Marine and Hollywood Marine
Navy Veteran -- circumnavigation aboard the CVAN 65 USS
Enterprise, Med Cruise aboard USS Shang Ri La and USS Saratoga
5 years as a Marine Surveyor/Adjuster
10 years Palacios Municipal Judge
Founder and Board President of MenUnited Church Ministries Inc.
Steven is rotating off our board at the completion of his term. We wish to thank him for his service and wish him continued success in his own ministry.