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OUR VISION:

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.

OUR MISSION:

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.

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)

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Chase & Liliya Austin

Senior Pastors

Pastor Chase grew up with Champions — he began in ministry at 12, serving in various roles throughout the years. In 2008, he began preaching Sunday services at Champions and became the Senior Pastor in 2018. He received his Masters of Divinity in 2021 and continues to pursue his education while Pastoring the church. He and Pastor Liliya are parents to Ellis and are expecting another baby in February 2022. He calls himself a serial hobbyist and, right now, he's passionate about coffee, photography, and barbecue.

Pastor Liliya was born in Estonia and, along with her family, moved to the United States when she was a young child. She has been involved in ministry all of her life, eventually serving as part of a Pastoral team in Florida. There, she helped establish a thriving local church. She moved to Houston after marrying Pastor Chase in June 2018 and jumped right in to ministry at Champions. She's passionate about people, teams, and doing everything with excellence.

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Pastor Steve Austin

Founding Pastor

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. He is a gifted Bible teacher who brings an authentic approach to scripture. He's incredibly generous and built Champions to make a difference for Jesus in our community. Pastor Steve retired in October of 2018.

Pastor Cyndi Austin

Founding Pastor

Pastor Cyndi is the daughter of ministers; her parents have pastored churches and preached the Gospel worldwide. As a result, she became passionate about Jesus at an early age. She has served in wide-ranging ministry areas throughout her life, from picking up kids for the church in a bus as a teenager to founding Champions alongside Pastor Steve in 1993. She is a constant encourager, always reaching out to those facing difficulties with words of wisdom and hope.

Pastor Matt Austin

Associate Pastor

Pastor Matt is passionate about praise and worship and has genuine faith in the power of God. He believes that what we read in scripture is available to believers of today. Sensing the call to lift people's spirits and call them into a deeper relationship with Jesus, he preaches with passion, conviction, and life at Champions and in churches worldwide. Pastor Matt is an avid sports fan and was a state-title-winning pitcher in high school. He and his wife Alexis have a dog named Obie.

NEXT STEPS

KNOW GOD

The first step on your spiritual journey is to know God personally. Whether you're new to faith, have questions, or have been a Christ-follower for a long time, we want to provide a safe place to learn more about what it means to know God and grow closer to Him.

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FIND FREEDOM

The second step on your spiritual journey is to find freedom. God designed us so that we need other people to help us overcome the pain and problems of our past. Connecting with others in Small Groups is a practical and enjoyable way to find that kind of life-changing community.

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DISCOVER PURPOSE

The third step on your spiritual journey is to discover purpose -- our lives will never make sense until we do! God created us, each with a specific purpose in mind, and completing the Champions Growth Track is a great way to take steps toward finding your God-given purpose.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The fourth step on your spiritual journey is to make a difference -- this is God's ultimate plan for your life. 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.

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