God began the story of Water’s Edge Community Church in the summer of 2007 in the heart of Randy Beck, Lead Pastor. Following 12 years in student ministry and 2 years as Pastor to Families, God placed the vision of Water’s Edge into the pastor’s heart. After months of searching for a location of this new work, the Richmond/Pecan Grove community was confirmed. Within a few months, the preparation stage began, a sponsor church from the Lake Jackson was revealed, and the beginning of a Launch Team with 17 adults was formed.
God’s Idea…Water’s Edge Community Church
Joshua 3:15-16 reads,”Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing.” (Emphasis added)
The passage in Joshua points to God’s people who were called to walk by faith, even into difficulty where the current and depth were unknown. We believe each person at Water’s Edge can add value in God’s Kingdom, but God calls us to trust Him each step of the way.
The first few months WECC called a back ballroom at Safari Texas Ranch home. In a matter of months, God opened a door for a new location at Foster High School, right in the middle of our target area. After 4 1/2 years of being portable each week, God provided our current location where we currently meet as a transitional space to finding our permanent home.
Our location on FM 359 serves as a presence in the community and a more permanent footprint in the community we love. We believe God has a permanent location at some point for WECC as a future home. This vital next step will allow us to better live out the purposes God has placed in our hearts for a long-term investment in a community we call home.
February 2018 marked our Ten Year Anniversary of ministry in our community, yet we know the work ahead is not completed. For over a decade, the people of Water’s Edge have been witness to new faith born, deep sacrifice shared, and a desire to see Jesus shown in all aspects of life.
Our focus is on Loving God, Serving People and Sharing Christ so that every man, woman, and child in our circle can have the repeated opportunity to see, hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe our church family is a part of a story that is still being written. In April 2019, Water's Edge voted unanimously to merge with Bethel Bible Fellowship, forming a BRAND NEW WORK in our community for the days ahead. Find our more at the Better Together link above.