Since only the Holy Spirit can make that truth really come alive to us, we give Him time and freedom during each service. We’re a spirit-filled church like the Apostle Paul describes in I Corinthians 12-14. Out of this flow, you can receive immediate help for life’s challenges at our altar. Long term, you’ll grow here by learning God’s Word and how to apply it in your life as you serve the Lord in a rich community of faith.
Truth in Love
We also do our part to carry the Gospel to the world, in both word and deed, as Jesus commanded (Acts 1:8). We do this through partnerships with vibrant, field-based ministries who offer both spiritual and practical help to their areas. Here in the Houston Metropolitan area, we serve as a regional center, a place where people find refreshing worship and true communion of the saints. Our role is to equip believers for the work of the ministry and stand in our culture as the “pillar and ground of the Truth.” (I Tim. 3:15).
Truth for Today
The Bible is alive, and its prophecy is being played out in politics and current events every day. WARNING: we speak out and pray on sensitive issues during most every service. In all human conflicts, GOD HAS A SIDE, and it’s our job to find it and stand firmly with Him. This means facing topics like local politics, national legislation, foreign policy and even elections. Stand with us as we support God’s righteousness at work around the world.
Pastor John & Gladys
Still Building: As a Houston homebuilder for 25 years, I know the importance of solid foundations. The process of building people works the same way. I proved God’s Word works in the real world, and I would love to help you do the same. I’m always sharing my triumphs and speed bumps as a learning lab to help you build a solid life.
Jump Start: Ever feel like a late bloomer, a little behind but running to catch up? I was born again at 33 and could not get enough of the things of God. All these years later, I’m still growing, and so will you. (Hear him share his testimony here.)
Family Blend: I was raised Catholic and married Gladys, a Baptist, in 1968. Receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1980 changed our lives… and united our marriage. Now our adult daughter and son and their families serve in the ministry with us. I’m proud of my family because we’ve built it on the unchanging Word of God. I want your family to be unshakable, too.
Roots & Wings: My late father in the faith is Pastor John Osteen, the founder of a worldwide ministry still making its mark today. He ordained me in 1988 and covered us as we planted the church in 1995 and beyond. In the process, he opened up a wealth of learning opportunities. Pastor Osteen always taught me to trust God and dream big, concepts that still guide us here. After all, you and I are children of the Most High God.
- One holy, loving God exists in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus, the Son, died, was buried, and rose again as the only sacrifice for our sin.
- Heaven and Hell really exist, and we’ll all spend eternity in one of them.
- God wants us all to choose Heaven. We get there not by our own good works but by accepting Jesus’ sacrifice and being born again.
- Divine health, prosperity and peace are God’s perfect plan for everyone.
- He wants to equip every believer with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
- Speaking in tongues is the physical evidence that you’ve received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
- The Bible is God’s Word, and it’s always true.
- God still works miracles today.