VISION & Mission

In 2003, after serving nearly 10 years as missionaries in Mexico, Mark and Laura Shook felt called to start a multi-denominational, missions-focused church in Cypress, TX. Over the past 18 years, the COF family has grown by thousands of diverse people, sent mission teams all over the world, partnered with organizations around Houston, and seen God move in big ways. There is still so much more to come!

Our mission is simple— to help people find hope and freedom in Jesus.

We are A growing Community of Faith who knows Jesus, grows together, lives generously, and invites others.

Knowing Jesus changes everything! He is our passion, obsession, and motivation. Because Jesus gave his all in our place on the cross, we courageously trust his ways every day and everywhere, finding freedom, hope, purpose, and a second chance in this life.

Teams are the fuel for growth at COF. Jesus said the most important aspect of life is to love God and love people with all you’ve got. In today’s fast-paced culture of isolation and division, we believe that we’re better together, growing in love for God and each other.

When it comes to our time, abilities, and resources, we give our best so that others may be rescued and know the love of Jesus in our city and around the globe. We don’t just go to church, we are the church, shining light into the darkness of our world. 

Jesus didn’t leave his followers with a religious system– he left them with a mission to invite others into His rescue story. Whether it’s a friendship around a dinner table, or church on the weekend, we focus on a bringer mindset. Because of the hope we have in Jesus, we want to share with others, every day, everywhere– on purpose. Be a bringer!

The BEST VERSION OF YOU exists in a community of faith