Rick & Alisha Martinez
I vividly remember the summer of 1996. It was at a youth camp in Corsicana Texas, while praying on a softball field during a steamy July night, that the Lord instructed me to give my life to helping others experience the joy of having Jesus Christ in their hearts. So of course you know what I did......I ran! I wanted no part of ministry life, and I began my own path.
It was a path that carried me to a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004, and through a time of law school in Houston, but I never had forgotten what God told me.
In 2009, I submitted to His will for my life, and what an amazing journey it has been! After entering the full time ministry and serving as the District Youth Director for the East Texas District of the Pentecostal Church of God, I met my amazing wife.
Alisha and I were married in 2012 and our mischievous son enriched our family in 2014. We served as youth pastors until September of 2016, when God brought us to Houston write our new chapter as pastors.
We are honored to be called by the Father to spread His word to this city, and nothing brings us more joy than encouraging those that are hurting, providing for those in need, loving the people that no one else will, or just being cheerleaders for people as they realize their full potential in God.
We are not perfect pastors, and if you need a perfect church, you may need to look elsewhere, but we do pledge to love you, serve you and teach the Word of God truthfully, creatively and passionately.
Welcome to our site! Click around and be sure to swing on by one of our services! You have our personal invitation, and we can not wait to meet you.