How did we end up moving from Deer Park to Barbers Hill to start a brand new church?
For over 5 years, Chris has felt a sense that he was being led to start a church and has patiently waited for the right timing. While serving as student pastors, Chris and Ashley completed their Master of Divinity degrees at Southwestern seminary in Fort Worth Texas. During their time in the metroplex Chris and Ashley received their training to start new churches through Northwood Church in Keller, Tx and Glocalnet. This network concentrates on planting transformational, gospel centered churches all over the world. Upon graduation, they moved to Deer Park Texas to serve on staff at the church where Chris grew up, and began ministering to young married couples. Chris grew up in Deer Park, played baseball at Deer Park High School, and was very involved in the community. Over time God began to make things clear for them. As friends and family began moving to the Mont Belvieu/Baytown area, Chris was made aware of the growing population and the need for more churches. Through research they learned that greater Houston closed the doors to over 250 churches in 2013, is on pace to close more in 2014, and yet continues to grow in population at close to 2500 people per week. With just over a decade of church staff experience, Chris knew it was time to take a leap of faith, follow God’s leadership, and put his entrepreneurial passion to use. The population allows for plenty of space and ample unchurched people.
Chris desires to start a church that will plant other churches and focuses on reproducing gospel centered, service based, and community transforming churches. Chris is beginning his doctorate studies at Southwestern seminary and looking forward to further education. They are excited at the positive receptivity from people, organizations, and leaders about a new church coming into the Mont Belvieu/Baytown area. Chris, Ashley, and Beau are a friendly, fun-loving family, with a genuine love for people. As a family their desire is primarily to see people experience an abundant life in Christ that is joy filled and satisfying. With all of the utter brokenness in our society Chris and his family are truly convinced there are plenty of people out there who are unchurched or de-churched, but still want to make a difference. We do not want to steal people from other churches, but rather to reach people who need the life and love of a church. Together, relentless, and resilient, one can make a change! There truly is a better Pathway!
***We currently gather for our launch meetings weekly on Sundays at the Eagle Point Rec Center in Mont Belvieu @ 10 a.m. (Free breakfast 9:45 a.m.) Everyone is welcome, please join us and see how you can make a difference! Fun/Safe childcare is always provided.