Patrick and Lisa Kelley founded River Pointe church in December of 1996 with four other families. Much to Patrick's surprise, the church grew quickly since that first living room service. Over the course of our first eight years, River Pointe was one of the largest portable churches in the country, moving five 48-foot trailers of equipment in and out each Sunday to have church. River Pointe moved from The Club at New Territory to Kempner High School, then to Dulles High School. In 2005, we moved into our permanent 96-acre site, bordered by Ransom Road to the north and Highway 59 to the south.
The church was able to build a combination of permanent and long-term temporary facilities to house the growing ministry. Since moving into the original 60,000 sq. ft. facilities in June of 2005, the church has added an additional 2,000 sq. ft "Early Childhood" Annex, two 2,000 sq. ft buildings (built by River Pointe volunteers) for children’s ministry, and remodeled the "Big Tent" for grade school ministry. A building for middle school and high school ministry was added in 2014. On busy weekends, the church parks more cars on the grass (the members lot) than on the pavement because of its strategy to put as much money as possible into people.
The church has grown to three campuses, with the Missouri City campus seeing over 500 people each weekend. On March 8, 2015, RPC launched our West End campus right in the heart of Houston.
River Pointe has always purposed to reach out to our community in a relational way. Patrick came to believe that Christ was real because of a friend that loved him without condition and was more interested in being his friend than reforming his behavior. Because of the impact relationships have over church programs, RPC desires to innovate ways for people to get together to live with a deep sense of community and encourage one another to consider trusting God in deeper and deeper ways.
Patrick's experience has become a powerful force behind River Pointe's desire to reach people. Under his leadership, the church focuses on leading people into relationships with others - both in and outside the faith - and ultimately into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Patrick often confesses his surprise with River Pointe's membership growing to over 5,500. He says, "The truth is, most new churches do not make it for a variety of reasons, and we just knew the odds were not with us. We did believe, however, that God was with us, and we just never came to start the church to be successful; but we did have to start River Pointe in order to be faithful." Since the beginning, faithfulness has always been more important than success at River Pointe.
5000 Ransom Road
Richmond, Tx 77469
Missouri City Campus
Elkins High School
7007 Knights Court
Missouri City, Texas
West End Campus
802 Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77007
Saturdays at 5:00pm
Sundays at 9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm
Sundays at 9:30 & 11:00am
Sundays at 10:00am & 5:00pm