Houston 1:8 began as a service project of a young single adult Life Bible Study at one ministry site in 1998. Around the same time, the church was encouraging members to grow in their faith by going on short-term mission trips to other nations.
Church leaders recognized that a first step for many members before going on such trips would be to simply go across town to share the love and truth of Jesus — and Houston 1:8 provided that opportunity.
Since then, this annual mission trip to our city has grown into a churchwide endeavor at locations throughout the greater Houston area. Houston 1:8 volunteers, or missionaries, share the Gospel and gain experience they can use on trips to other parts of the world — and in their daily lives here at home.
JP & Megan Johnson share how simply saying "yes" to serving during Houston 1:8 led them to embrace a community in Houston they never would have expected.
For friends Adam Robertson and Chris Hawkinson, the Star of Hope Mission has become much more than a Houston 1:8 ministry site — it's an ongoing ministry for them and their families.
Kenny & Candice Corley never expected their neighborhood to be their mission field, but that's exactly what it became following a comical encounter with a neighbor down the street.