The Christ Together Greater Austin network consists of eleven churches throughout the Greater Austin area. We come together to inspire, connect, challenge and support each other, as well as the churches of Greater Austin. Born out of years of prayer, the senior pastors in this inter-denominational network share a common passion, vision and purpose: communicating and demonstrating the good news of Jesus Christ with every man, woman and child.
The Pastor’s and the churches they represent, deeply love the city of Austin and its people.
Bishop L.A. Wilkerson // Agape Christian Ministries
Bishop Wilkerson is the Senior Pastor of Agape Christian Ministries, as well as the founder and presiding Bishop of the Agape Family of Churches. His multi-cultural, non-denominational church reaches 21 nationalities with the love of God. Bishop also oversees more than 38 other churches across the nation.
Bishop Paul Ojeda // Austin Powerhouse Church
Called by God to Austin in 2004, Bishop Ojeda started Austin Power House Church in a taqueria with only five people. Today, his congregation serves over 1200 as he passionately preaches the love of God. Bishop Ojeda’s love for the broken hearted people of Austin is evident in all aspects of his ministry.
Rob Harrell // Austin Oaks Church
Since 1990, Rob Harrell has served as Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Austin, now known as Austin Oaks Church. A noted teacher and speaker, Rob’s gift for sharing the truth of God’s word has helped him become a pastor to other pastors. For almost 25 years Rob has faithfully ministered to the people of Greater Austin.
John Burke // Gateway Community Church
John is the Lead Pastor of Gateway Community Church. Known for its motto that “no perfect people are allowed,” Gateway is committed to helping unchurched people genuinely love God. John is also the founder and president of the Emerging Leadership Initiative and the author of several books.
Tim Hawks // Hill Country Bible Church Austin
Called as a Lead Pastor by Hill Country Bible Church Austin in 1989, Tim Hawks’ love for God’s word has helped thousands of people call Hill Country Bible Church their church home. Tim sits on the Board of Directors for Christ Together and provides leadership to likeminded pastors who long to see the gospel shared with every man, woman and child across the country.
Randy Phillips // LifeAustin
A lifelong Austinite and son of a pastor, Randy has ministered to the people of Austin since 1989. Since 2005, Randy has served as founding and lead pastor to a church known for its community of healing and hope. Randy is also founder of the award winning contemporary singing group Phillips, Craig and Dean.
Larry Coulter // The Lakeway Church
Called as Senior Pastor by the Lakeway Church, Larry faithfully shares the love of God with his flock. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Larry has been in Austin since 1998 providing leadership to both his congregation and others throughout the region.
Ross Parsley // One Chapel
Ross is the lead pastor of One Chapel with campuses in Austin, Kyle, and Lake Travis. He serves alongside Aimee, the love of his life, and they are crazy about their five kids. Ross is an author, award-winning recording artist, and passionate about making disciples of Jesus in the greater Austin area.
Danny Forshee // Great Hills Baptist Church
Danny Forshee is the president of the Danny Forshee Evangelistic Association based in Austin, Texas. He serves as the lead pastor at Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. He was a Professor of Evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Danny holds a Ph.D. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has published articles in the areas of evangelism and church growth, coauthored the mentor handbook for the NET evangelism training, and has written three books entitled Modern Family Vintage Values, Jesus and the Church, and Bless Your Pastor’s Heart.
Danny and his wife, Ashley, have three grown children.
Abraham Perez // Iglesia Familiar Ebenezer
Abraham has pastored Austin Reconciliation Church for last 23 years and is the founder and president of the Austin Latin Ministerial Alliance. In 2018 he also founded the organization Healthy Pastors Grow (Pastors Sanos Crecen). He has lived in Austin, Texas since 1977. He is happily married to his wife, Carmen Perez, and is the father of three young adults.
Daryl Horton // Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Daryl Horton, a native Austinite, began serving the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in historic East Austin in 2008. Daryl gives leadership to the Baptist Ministers’ Union of Austin & Vicinity, and serves on various boards and commissions throughout the city and state. His passion for the Gospel and love for people energizes his desire to God’s Kingdom reign in the city of Austin.
DeChard Freeman // Abundant Life Community Baptist Church
DeChard Freeman serves as the organizer and senior pastor of Abundant LIFE Community Baptist Church in Pflugerville, TX. He graduated from Huston-Tillotson College with his Bachelors in Psychology and then attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he obtained his Masters of Divinity degree in 2008. He is married to Kayla Freeman and they have three sons.
Ky Faciane // Bannockburn Church
Since 2015, Ky has served as the Senior Pastor of Bannockburn Baptist Church in South Austin. Through Pastor Ky’s leadership and heart for those far from God, Bannockburn strives to be “The perfect place for imperfect people.”
Brady Traywick // Crossroads Community Church
Brady is the lead pastor at Crossroads Church Austin and the Southwest Regional Director for Christ Together. Brady has been married to his wife Christy for 23 years and together they have three daughters. Brady loves helping local pastors own the lostness of their geography and discipling Crossroads people to live as missionaries where they live, work, and play.