Christ the King Lutheran Church is located on West Lake Houston Parkway in the wooded community of Kingwood. It is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, a Christ-centered body of more than 6,000 congregations around the world. This church offers a variety of musical selections from contemporary praise band tunes to traditional hymnal melodies. In 1989, before the West Lake Houston bridge was constructed, Kingwood had a greater sense of isolation. Highway 59 was the primary route for travels in and out of Kingwood. Pastor John Miller, along with several families of Kingwood, had a vision that included purchasing land on West Lake Houston Parkway for a new Church to serve the community. At that time, Miller was pastor of Lamb of God Lutheran Church located near FM 1960 and Highway 59 in Humble. He began preaching at the new church, then meeting in Creekwood Middle School. In 1990, this new church moved into their new facilities and offered a pastoral call to Pastor Al Doering, who still serves as senior pastor. Over the past 17 years, the congregation has grown in size, building several buildings to accommodate its expanding ministry. New families continue to populate its pews. “My family and I joined Christ the King in 2001,” said Director of Communications Rick Lindholtz. “We began attending here during a transition point in our lives. During this time period, Christ the King had five services, in two locations, and in three different service formats.” Lindholtz is an ordained pastor. He was inspired to go into Christian ministry through his passion for faith and art. Beginning in 1975, he spent the following six summers traveling with a group called “Continental Singers.” He continues to bring together his love for faith and art through his work at Christ the King. His current responsibilities include chancel dramas, church communications and music ministry alongside Director of Worship and Music Mark Senechal. “Christ the King has a strong grip on Biblical faith, and a contemporary way of expressing timeless truth, “said Lindholtz. “Our extraordinary youth program and children’s ministry have truly made an impact on our two children. They have made lasting connections here.” The vision of Christ the King is to be “A caring community of believers who connect people to life in Jesus Christ.” They build their teachings upon Matthew 18:28-30, where Jesus commands His followers to make disciples of all nations. Christ the King takes this to mean that God calls us to become disciples in our community rather than become focused on simply growing the church. Recently, members joined in small groups to study “40 Days of Community” by Rick Warren. In his book, Warren challenges each person to go out and take part in a service project together with a small group of believers. As a result, members of Christ the King recently repaired a porch for a local family, built a ramp for someone who was disabled and completed other jobs as a means of sharing Christ’s love with those around the West Lake Houston region. “Ministry is more than what happens in the church building,” said Lindholtz. “The church is found in the relationships made outside the church doors.” Christ the King is a church that is solidly committed to the Bible as the Word of God. If you would like to know more about the vision and values of Christ the King, you are invited to join the Vision & Values class. For details, call 281-360-7936 or visit Service Schedule: Sunday: 8:20am (Contemporary), 9:40am (Traditional), and 11am (Contemporary) Address: 3803 West Lake Houston Parkway; Kingwood, TX 77339 Phone: 281-360-7936 Website: Estimated Membership: 1,600 Pastor Al Doering – Senior Pastor Mark Senechal - Director of Worship and Music Doyle Theimer – Pastor of Adult Discipleship John Williams – Student Ministries

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