We’re here to help people Know God, Find Freedom,
Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference.

Whether you’re new to church, have been a Christian for many years, or are looking for a fresh start, you’re welcome here. Our hope is to give you a place where you experience a fresh, enjoyable connection to God and a community of people. We keep our focus simple so we can have the biggest impact possible. Everything we do as a church is filtered through our focus on helping every person live the full life for which God created all of us.

KNOW GOD: Weekend Services

God wants to know us personally. Whether you’re new to faith, have questions, or have been a Christ follower for a long time, our services are a safe place to learn more about what it means to know God and grow closer to Him.

WATCH SERMONS

FIND FREEDOM: Small Groups

One of the ways God designed for us to live in freedom is to have people in our life to help us in the journey. Connecting with others in Champions Small Groups is a practical and enjoyable way to find that kind of life-changing community.

SMALL GROUPS

DISCOVER PURPOSE: Growth Track

We’re all an important part of God’s plan, and our life will never make sense until we discover our purpose. With opportunities to attend weekly, the Champions Growth Track is designed to help us take steps in the important process of discovering our purpose.

GROWTH TRACK

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Dream Team

This is God’s ultimate plan for our life — to make a difference in the lives of others. Through the Dream Team, we hope to connect every person to an opportunity to live out their calling by using their gifts and talents to serve others in the church and the community.

DREAM TEAM

OUR PASTORS

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Pastor Chase grew up with Champions -- he started preaching in youth services at 12 and in the adult weekend services at 22. He has served in various roles at Champions throughout the years. Having obtained a degree in Biblical Studies, Pastor Chase became the senior Pastor in October 2018.

Pastor Chase Austin

Senior Pastor
Liliya

Pastor Liliya was born in Estonia and, along with her family, moved to the United States when she was a young child. She has served in various ministry capacities all of her life, most recently as part of a Pastoral team in FL, where she helped establish a thriving church. She moved to Houston after marrying Pastor Chase in June 2018.

Pastor Liliya Austin

Senior Pastor
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Pastor Steve was born the son of a carpenter and a homemaker in Lubbock, TX, in 1953. Unsure of what the future held for him, he left home at age 16. Within a decade, he met Pastor Cyndi, and began a 15-year journey of overcoming addiction, serving in ministry, and, eventually, founding Champions in 1993. Pastor Steve retired in October of 2018.

Pastor Steve Austin

Founding Pastor
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Pastor Cyndi is the daughter of ministers, her parents having pastored churches, and preached the Gospel all over the world. She became passionate about Jesus at an early age. She has served in wide-ranging ministry areas throughout her life, from driving children to church as a teenager to founding Champions alongside Pastor Steve in 1993.

Pastor Cyndi Austin

Founding Pastor
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Pastor Matt is passionate about praise, worship, faith, and Houston sports. Sensing the call to encourage people during difficulty and call them into a deeper relationship with Jesus, he is a tremendous voice of hope at Champions, and in churches all around the world.

Pastor Matt Austin

Associate Pastor

 

BELIEFS
The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is complete truth, without error and is completely relevant to our daily lives. (II Timothy 3:16)

God

We believe in one God who exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (John 14:18-27; II Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus Christ

We believe in the Virgin Birth, the Begotten Sonship and Deity of Jesus Christ. That He was God and Man. (I Timothy 3:16; Matthew 1:23)

Holy Spirit

We believe it is the will of God that each believer be filled with the Holy Spirit and speak with new tongues. (Acts 1:8; 19:1-6)

Salvation

We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12, 22; Romans 5:11)

Baptism

We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 10:47-48)

The Believer

We believe that every believer is given power to live a victorious, overcoming life by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 12:1; II Corinthians 7:1)

Gifts of the Spirit

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit individually and corporately. (I Corinthians 12-14)

Healing

We believe that divine healing through the redemptive work of Christ is available for every believer. (II Timothy 3:16)

Communion

We believe in the table of the Lord commonly called communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers. (I Corinthians 11:28-32)

Eternity

We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24, 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers. (Mark 9:43-48; II Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:10-15)

WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT TO EXPECT: CHILDREN

When you enter the building, make a right towards the Champions Kids area, and follow the signage or ask someone to help you find your way.

  • Check-in your kids at one of our computerized stations. If you’re new, our friendly host team will be happy to walk you through the process.
  • We use a numbered security system. You’ll get a number—your kids will get a matching one. Hang on to that number—you’ll need it to pick up your kids when you go home or in case of an emergency during service, it’ll appear on the screens to notify you.
  • Children will learn basic truths: God loves them, God made them, Jesus wants to be their friend forever, they can make the right choices, treat people how they want to be treated, and they can trust God. They will learn this through engaging worship, fun crafts, age-appropriate Bible-based teaching, interaction with friends and caring teachers.
  • You can rest assured that your kids are in a safe place. Every team member in Champions Kids has gone through an extensive background check, and have been trained for emergencies.

WHAT TO EXPECT: WORSHIP

When you enter the auditorium, it will most likely be dimly lit, and the music will be pretty loud. We do this so that you can focus on your worship – on Jesus – and not on the person next to you. If you find that the music is a bit too loud for you, we do provide earplugs in the lobby. Just ask an usher or greeter.

The atmosphere is that of a concert. Everyone’s excited to be there, happy to shake last week loose and make a little noise to start the week off right. Our Worship Team performs a mixture of contemporary Christian music and Gospel, with a live band at 9:30 and 11:15 am each and every Sunday.

WHAT TO EXPECT: SERVICE

The message is straight out of the bible – taught in a practical, applicable way with relevant analogies and a genuine sense of humor.

“What do I wear!!?” Whatever you want. Some folks are in their Sunday best and others are in sweats and slides. Whatever makes you feel comfy – wear that.

During our worship services, Pastor Chase Austin will dig into the Word of God, the surroundings, theology, and backstories of the men that made Jesus famous, and how it applies to your everyday life. When Associate Pastor Matt Austin preaches, it will be an electric atmosphere, focused on overcoming what we face every day but are often too proud or scared to admit openly.

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