What is the Bible
We believe the Bible is God’s word. In its’ original form, the Bible is inerrant, God-breathed and Holy Spirit inspired. It remains relevant, true and consistent.
What we believe about God
We believe that God is a good Father who loves His children. We believe in the Trinity-God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit- as three distinct persons in one entity. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God who was crucified, died and rose to life so that we could receive everlasting life. When Jesus ascended into Heaven, He left his Spirit with us, abiding in us as our comforter and teacher.
What is the church
Participating in Timeless Celebrations
- Baptisms- We believe that baptism is a public expression of a private decision to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior. After you have made the decision to say ‘yes’ to Jesus, we invite you to participate in water baptism through full immersion. We do this by lowering you into the water, representing the washing away of dead things and raising up out of the water, which symbolizes being raised to new life in Christ.
- Child Dedications- This is a moment for children to be dedicated unto the Lord. During a child dedication, parents make a public covenant to raise a child in the ways of the Lord.
- Communion- If you have accepted Jesus, we invite you to remember Him by participating in communion, commonly known as “The Lord’s Supper”. We participate in communion by partaking of a wafer as representation of the Body of Christ, which was broken for us and grape juice as a representation of the Blood of Christ, which was shed for us.
Being Naturally Supernatural
God's relationship to humanity
Our purpose is to have a relationship with God- to worship and serve Him only. In the Garden of Eden, the enemy tempted us to fall into temptation which separated us from unhindered relationship with God. Throughout Scripture, we see God’s redemptive plan to restore man back into relationship with Him. This resulted in God sending His Son, in human form, to walk among us and to become the ultimate sacrifice for man’s sin. Through the acknowledgement and acceptance of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, man is granted eternal salvation.
WHY WE EXIST
“CHANGING THE WAY PEOPLE SEE GOD”
…to the un-churched, “God is crazy about you”
…to the churched out of church, “Relationship not rules”
…to those close to God, “It gets even better”
HOW WE DO IT
Encounter the Good News
In the person of Jesus, the kingdom of God has come! The Good News is that God isn’t mad at you! He is madly in love with you! No longer does anyone need to live separated from the love of God- but rather, each of us is free to live in God’s kingdom today through faith in him. For us, Encountering the Good News happens through both hearing the message of the Kingdom, and interacting with others who demonstrate His love to us. “Encounter” is about being free to know Jesus, just as we are.
Experience Life in the Spirit
Jesus lived in complete surrender to the Holy Spirit and it shaped the rhythm of his life. In the same way, as we allow God to live at the very center of our lives, the Spirit leads us into a deep and intimate relationship with the Father, into life-giving community with other believers and on a Kingdom mission out in the world. “Experience” is about being free to grow in Christ, as we are led by the Spirit.
Express the Ministry of Jesus
As Jesus visited every town and village, in every word he spoke, through every moment of kindness and every miraculous act, Jesus offered people an experience of God’s presence, love, wisdom and power. Through the Holy Spirit, we can still receive his ministry in our own lives – as well as share it with everyone in our world. “Express” is about being empowered to make kingdom impact by demonstrating the love of God, through the power of God, in the context of our community.
THE HILLS WE DIE ON
Relevance– The Message of the Kingdom is that heaven matters right now! The Word of God is relevant for all aspects of life in a changing world. The language and “packaging” change, but the content or message never does.
Authenticity– What you see is what you get. We are not about putting on a show or pretending to have it all together. No perfect people allowed.
Diversity– The congregation should look like the community. We are intentionally multi-cultural and multi-generational in our makeup. This is apparent in our leadership, our worship expression, our language, and the way we carry ourselves.
My wife Jen and I live in Yorktown, VA with four of our five children: Parker, Eli, Kaelin and Ty. Our oldest son and amazing daughter-in-law, Kyle and Jenny, live in Richmond. In October of 2004, I had the privilege of joining along side 26 other people to start Freedom Life and have been here ever since. My energy is primarily spent focusing on the vision of our church, coordinating our preaching team and supporting our Kingdom initiatives. Our Kingdom partnerships include organizations like the Virginia Unity Project and the Peninsula Baptist Association. In addition to serving at FLC, I also have the honor of serving as a Teaching Pastor at my mentor pastor’s church, The Chapel, a multi-campus church located in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
When I am not at the church or the office, I am probably hanging with my family, at the gym, watching TV or playing some kind of sport. I love playing/watching/talking about football. Go Houston Texans!!
Random Facts: I have never broken a bone in my body. I currently have four tattoos (but can’t wait to get more), nothing annoys me more than the sound of people chewing food and I am afraid of birds.
I have had the honor of working beside my husband in ministry for more than 10 years! I have a large scope of varying responsbilities but most relate to my gift of administration. God knew at least one of us needed this gift! Bottom line: My job is to keep things running as smoothly as possible. My family is my heartbeat. And my church is part of my family. My favorite part of being in ministry is being able to come to work every day knowing that I am making an eternal impact!
Random Facts: I have a six pound Yorkie named Benn. If it were up to me he would be listed up above with our children, but Freddy wrote that part. I DO NOT like bananas. I love coffee and coffee with a friend is even better. And I like to cook when I can take the time to enjoy the process.
In 2012, I was invited by a friend to Freedom Life Church in Hampton, Virginia and the course of my life was forever altered. In 2013, I felt the call to move to the great city of San Antonio to help start our second campus. I moved right after getting my degrees in Psychology and Biology from Christopher Newport University. Since then, my husband finished his time in the Marines and joined me, we added a daughter (Jessica), a dog (Sophie), and a son (Lucas)..
The majority of my life I planned to be a doctor and have enjoyed helping others. I love anything to do with health, the mind, science, and basic human/child development. After moving to San Antonio, I put my plans on hold and helped start our campus, develop our Children’s Ministry for a few years, and then I shifted over to resident “ninja” of all things. Whatever you need, I’ll help with, and if I don’t know about it I’ll make it a point to learn it (except anything musical, I’m in retirement)! I never get tired of seeing people encounter the goodness of God and it has been an honor to work with the team to help make those moments happen.
In our off time, you can find the Walker family hiking, exploring a new nature park or river/lake, playing board games, or trying a new local restaurant. Asian food is my absolute favorite (sushi, ramen, curry), but Mexican is coming in at a close second. I also enjoy running and reading books.
Random Facts: Mushrooms scare me and I prefer not to eat them. I’m fluent in Mandarin Chinese (my first language, but I am shy about it). I played tennis for many years and worked at the US Open in New York one summer during high school (I got the chance to be ball girl during Serena Williams’ practice).
The Cavazos Family have called San Antonio, Texas their home since 2008. We are originally from Corpus Christi, TX. My husband is Ray and my son is RJ.
In 2018 God brought us to FLC SA where He prepared a place for all three of us to serve and work for His kingdom. We are thankful we found FLC and for all the amazing people God placed in our life. We’re excited on what God has done here and can’t wait to see what is to come.
As the Campus Administrator I have many roles and responsibilities behind the scenes. I am able to do all this because of the amazing support my husband and son have given me.
Random Facts: I don’t eat eggs or sea food. I LOVE chocolate and iced coffee. I love spending lots of quality time with my family.