Our story really began when we realized
we were wrong 


We were like most evangelical churches in the United States. We preached the bible, rocked out to the latest christian worship songs, and preached a well-packaged version of the "turn-or-burn" gospel message. Our church was growing and we were cool. But Pastor Keith sensed something was missing. Deep down in his soul, he felt there was a bigger purpose to life and the church.  So, he accepted an invitation from World Vision to travel halfway around the world thinking that saving Africa was the answer. Little did he, or the rest of us know the radical transformation God had in store. You see, Pastor Keith was not going to save Africa, but God was going to use Africa to save him—and our entire church as well—to be a blessing beyond ourselves, and for a purpose beyond our walls. 

An orphan named Oliver

At first the trip to Africa had little effect. But then in the slums of Soweto, Pastor Keith met a young man named Oliver. Like others in his community, he grew up an orphan surrounded by poverty and desperation. Now a young man, he survived by selling mobile phone accessories and services in his 6' x 9' cinderblock building, which he was able to launch through a World Vision micro-finance program. What struck Pastor Keith was that Oliver had taken on an apprentice, a young man like himself, orphaned by life's circumstances. Oliver was "teaching" him the business and sharing the little profit being made. This was a moment of radical transformation for Pastor Keith. Oliver was not just selling phone accessories, but sharing hope with the least of those around him. Through Oliver's sharing of what little he had, Pastor Keith saw true wealth through the Gospel of Jesus to the poor.

Our apology to the community

Oliver's impact continued to transform us leading to acknowledge that our former "brand" of Christianity had more to do with serving ourselves, than being the church Jesus meant us to be. This led us to take out a full-page ad in the local newspaper, The Dallas Morning News that read:

"We were wrong. We followed trends when we should have followed Jesus. We told others how to live but did not listen ourselves. We live in the land of plenty, denying ourselves nothing, while ignoring our neighbors who actually have nothing. We sat on the sidelines while AIDS ravaged Africa. We were wrong; we're sorry. Please forgive us."

This signaled a turning point for us as a church and God has since used our community of imperfect and ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary good for our neighbors in need next door and around the world.

Doing life imperfectly beyond us

While our story really began when we realized we were wrong, it is far from complete. Because we go where Jesus goes—into the margins of those in need. As a community of diverse and imperfect people, we are on a journey to experience and share the restorative and perfect love of Jesus. God has called us to be agents of hope and healing, to give voice to the most vulnerable, and to champion God's kingdom of love on Earth through our simple acts of service and sacrifice. 

We are meant to be a blessing beyond ourselves.

We have a purpose that goes beyond our walls.

We've been given a love beyond this world.

We are imperfect people leaning into the perfect love of Jesus.

We are Imperfectly Church.

Join us as we imperfectly long and live to be the church as Jesus meant us to be.

 

1990

Springcreek Church founded at
Naaman Forest High School

2001

We moved to our current location
on Belt Line Road

2007

When our transformation
of the Gospel erupted

What we believe to be true 


We are meant to live imperfectly beyond ourselves

When we freely give ourselves, we believe this is when we find life. As we surrender our pursuit of "me", and instead bear the burdens of the least, the lost, and the forgotten, something incredible happens—we share in a transformation of life with each other, our neighbors next door, and around the world.

We believe God has a gospel message for his people, and it is far more likely to show up wearing rags than a suit and a tie. It is far more likely to come through the voiceless and the vulnerable than those who move in place of power and influence. It's more capably seen in a sack lunch given to a hungry child than the slickest worship service. At least that's the way Jesus sees it.

We believe He has blessed us to be a blessing through our simple acts of sacrifice to the poor.

We believe we are called to feed, clothe, shelter, defend and empower the vulnerable.

And we believe God is with us as we are with them.

 

 

Pastors & Leaders


 

Keith Stewart

Senior Pastor
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Gerry Owen

Executive Pastor
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Tammy Dickey

NextGen Pastor
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Kathy Simpson

Administrator/Coordinator
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Scott Harper

Associate Pastor
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Laura Hernandez

NextGen Associate Pastor
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Lee Jarrell

Associate Pastor
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Tony Gardner

Facilities
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Kathy Wellman

             Communications Director                 More >

Lisa Glasscock

Financial/Human Resources
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