Even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).
Back in March of 2002 we left Gulf Meadows Church, after serving a decade , for pastor Roy Love. I was the Church Administrator and my wife was the Children's pastor. After completing the second sanctuary and overseeing the complete building of the third, I was asked to pastor a church called the Lighthouse in the center of Greenspoint. It was a missions work helping many in the surrounding apartment communities. There was only one member left, when we got there, but grew to over 150 over the next three years. It was a struggle every day, but taught us more about ministry, than any seminary could have done! We saw miracles almost daily as God showed up in ways we had never imagined.
Then we were asked to plant a church in the Spring area. A former member of The Lighthouse had been hearing about all the exploits God was doing in Greenspoint. He owned a 12000 square foot shopping center at the corner of Louetta and Kleinwood. It would seat 200, and had a kitchen and living quarters where our family (and others) lived. We started with 56 from the Greenspoint Church and kept the name Lighthouse. The owner bent over backwards helping us grow there. He even had a 1950's movie marque installed to draw attention and announce the many national evangelist that came to help us. At the end of 2008 the economy flipped and the owner had to sell the building to the Klein School District. That was the launching of the tent ministry. My wife, my son and myself quit our jobs, and bought a tent with our 401k money and did a tent revival at the corner of FM 2920 and Falvel. Thousands came through the tent as we battled head, rain, wind, and thieves. Many friends, brother, and mom kept us going through it all. After the 40 Nights we moved to 52 acres on Spring Cypress where it was man verses nature every day and eventually nature won. There was a short stop in a shopping center on FM 1960, but the building ended up being a literal disaster.
The next couple of years a remnant met at our home on Sunday nights. Years earlier we got drafted to do two outreach ministries which have been going strong and growing for the past 12 years. - Pastor Bart
The Original Lighthouse church in Houston, TX.
Alive Ministries is a Church Of God ministry.
Alive Ministries holds a service every week at The Conservatory providing worship opportunities for the community of retired people.
One of the most important and rewarding missions of Alive is the volunteer work at the Ronald McDonald House.
Worship is a central part of Alive Ministries. The supernatural power of music is essential for worship. Therefore, we will always have great music for praise!
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Alive Church of God
7312 Louetta Rd.
PO BOX B118-144
Spring, Texas 77379