There are many things that Hugh and Holly have a passion for, but in their words HISTORY happened many years ago when a wise mentor said these four words, “I see in you…”

… Hugh is the Lead Pastor of HISTORIC CHURCH.  Many people describe Hugh as an influential leader and user-friendly communicator…with 20 years of ministry experience – the last 10 at Fellowship Church and Preston Trail Community Church – he has developed a track record of raising up leaders, pioneering creative experiences and being a catalyst for growth.

…Holly is the Chief Development Officer of HISTORIC CHURCH.  Holly is the life of the party, her contagious personality and ability to connect with people set her apart in a crowd.  Holly has enjoyed great success in Real Estate and Marketing throughout her career.  She has now joined Hugh full time in starting HISTORIC CHURCH where she will use her skill set to develop intentional real estate, community partnerships and the HISTORIC brand.


Philip and Kelly’s story intersected with God in a movie theater where a unplanned encounter with a random movie changed their lives forever. History was made for them a short time later when they walked into the doors of their local church and met Hugh & Holly Breland.

… Philip formerly a Campus Pastor at Preston Trail Community Church in McKinney, Texas will be following the call to help launch HISTORIC CHURCH as the Executive Pastor. Philip will lead the charge on executing the vision of HISTORIC CHURCH, to shape people, who shape the city, who shape the world. Philip served on the staff at Preston Trail Community Church for nearly 6 years where he served as Groups Pastor prior to his Campus Pastor role. He has a strong passion for helping leaders fully engage with the desires God has put in their hearts. He feels his most success when the leaders around him are succeeding. Prior to serving in full-time vocational ministry Philip worked as a high school economics teacher and varsity football coach.

…Kelly’s heart beats for helping kids, students, and their parents find their identity through the love of Jesus. Kelly will be the Family Pastor at HISTORIC leading the charge on all things kids, students, and families. She has a strong passion for affirming and mobilizing young leaders by empowering them with significant opportunities to love and serve their community. Kelly served on the Family Ministry team of Preston Trail Community Church for over 3 years and prior to that worked as an elementary educator in the public school system.

In their free time you can find Philip and Kelly cheering on the Dallas Cowboys or catching up on the latest sports talk with Colin Cowherd. They also are Mario Kart champions thanks to their two young sons, Brady & Deacon.