We are here to help you grow in your faith, connect with others on the journey, and serve Jesus in His kingdom. Meet our leaders.
Laura HernandezAssociate Pastor
Patrick McLaughlinLead Associate Pastor
Josh FortneyLead Associate Pastor
Tammy DickeyLead Associate Pastor
Keith StewartSenior Pastor
Scott HarperAssociate Pastor
Yadi GonzalezLead Associate Pastor
Gerry OwenExecutive Pastor
In the beginning, God made all things and called them good. The human heart was filled with
love, peace, and joy and didn’t long for anything. Nothing in the world caused harm and all things
were under God’s protection. People had everything they needed in God alone and were
commissioned to multiply and care for the earth.
Curiosity and doubt crept in over whether God was enough. It shattered the world. People
cultivated a world of sin and brokenness that blinded them to God, the ultimate good in their
life, and it caused pain and suffering continually. They lost dominion over creation and disease
and natural disasters were etched into nature. This is our world today.
Knowing our weakness, God in his infinite grace planned to deal with our rebellion by sending
Jesus, his one and only Son. He brought perfection back to the world through his life and took
on the full weight of darkness and punishment for sin upon himself. Through faith in him, we
have everlasting life and hope.
Just as God saves his people through faith, he is also putting creation back together again. His
church, the people who have put their faith in Jesus, has been commissioned to seek mercy
and justice and renewal. The gospel shows us that God is not only about saving us from sin,
but he is about saving a people who will join him in making all things new.
FULL STATEMENT OF FAITH
In all essential beliefs – we have unity.
“There is one Body and one Spirit. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all.” – Ephesians 4.4-6
In non-essential beliefs – we have liberty.
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his master he stands or falls. So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” – Romans 14.1, 4, 12, 22
In all our beliefs – we show love.
“If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.”
– 1 Corinthians 13.2 (PH)
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.
He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and our Redeemer.
He is equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God.
He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
The Bible is God’s Word to us.
It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
Image of God
We are made in the spiritual image of God, like Him in character and person.
People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it.
We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Eternity with God – People were created to exist forever.
We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Growing is our Passion
Connection is our Purpose
Serving is our Privilege
Springcreek desires to be a gospel people, proclaiming and living a gospel message in a gospel famished world. 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 to 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.