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. The location was refined after much time of praying and sharing with leaders in Baltimore, San Diego, Cleveland and Dallas. It was obvious the one area where God’s peace emerged was the Richmond/Pecan Grove community. Within a few months, the preparation stage revealed this specific location, a sponsor church from the other side of Houston, and the beginning of God’s people for our new Launch Team.
The first person in the journey with Randy and Charny those years ago was Lance Redmon and his wife, Bradi. Lance served in a staff role the first five years, transitioning to lead as an elder beyond that point. God sent Trey Landers and wife, Krystal, years later through the ministry of WECC as elder. Barry Henry and wife, Yvette, also was sent to WECC, where he serves on the team of elders.
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)
This passage in Joshua points to the heart behind the name. God’s people were called to walk by faith, even into difficulty where the current and depth were unknown. We believe God calls each person at Water’s Edge to do something of value for His Kingdom, and many times this requires a path that is hard and slow.
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 ½ years of being portable each week, God provided a transitional space where we currently meet.
The facility on FM 359 is a location that gives us 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 is a mark of ten years of ministry in our community, yet we know the work ahead is not near completion.
WECC is focused on Loving God, Serving People and Sharing Christ so every man, woman, and child in our circle can have the opportunity to see, hear and respond to the gospel.
We believe our church family is a place your real family can call home.
Come and be a part of the next chapter in the story.