We're here for love. That's it. Really.
In early 2013, the idea of starting Redemption Church united Zack McCoy, Todd Parish, their wives, and a small group of friends. By that summer we were meeting every Sunday to pray and talk about our dreams for Redemption and for Houston. In early 2014 we finally held our first public worship services, held at first on Sunday evenings. By September 2014 we moved to mornings, and here we are, still pursuing that same dream—a church that offers grace to absolutely anyone, a church where absolutely anyone can explore and encounter Jesus.
We’re convinced God is a loving, joy-filled being who is in the process of turning all that’s ugly and broken in the world into beauty. We’re convinced He’s doing this primarily through His Son Jesus. His love turns our priorities on their heads, makes us selfless lovers of everyone around us, teaches us to be connoisseurs of all that’s beautiful and hopeful, and makes room for every kind of person from every kind of background.
God’s love has captivated us, and we want to see it transform every life in Houston.
We care intensely about being transformed into the kinds of people God wants us to be—we want to our lives to be the kinds of lives He intended for them to be. That won't happen fully for a while yet, but we want to pursue this kind of transformation with everything we have. This is the whole reason Redemption Church exists. We think God is in the business of transforming ugliness into beauty. We want Him to see Him work His magic in each one of our own lives, in the lives of those all around us, and in the lives of people throughout Houston and the world.
To see in a bit more detail how and why we're dreaming what we're dreaming, have a look at our mission and values below. Also be sure to read about our beliefs. If after looking at those, you still have questions of what we're all about, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us.
We've started one church, but we're not done.
Our next big goal is to help start more churches. More specifically, we want to start another church right here in Houston by sending out a church planter, lots of our own people, and $50,000. The church will be autonomous and independent, a new church in a new neighborhood, for the same purpose of seeing Jesus work His magic in more people. We're already training people toward that end and saving toward that goal, so now we're praying for God to send the right planter at the right time.
Substantially helping start another church so soon is a big goal for a little church like us, but we're committed to doing everything we can to make it happen. We love Houston. We think Houston needs more and more Jesus. What else could we possibly do besides love our great city by planting more churches?