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The Thrill of Hope: An Evening with Christy Nockels

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Come experience the Thrill of Hope!

Sun, Dec 13 @ 6p — The Loop Campus

Houston's First invites you to The Thrill of Hope: An Evening with Christy Nockels on Sun, Dec 13, at 6p at The Loop Campus. As a challenging year is winding down, we're looking forward to the comforting familiarity and encouraging words provided by the music of Christmas. Worship leader Christy Nockels will lead us in well-known and newer songs — with each one pointing us to the thrilling hope that came to a weary world when our Savior was born.


  • Sun, Dec 13 — The Loop Campus (7401 Katy Freeway)
  • 5p — Worship Center doors open (all seating is general admission)
  • 6p — The Thrill of Hope begins
  • Note: The5 (our 5p worship service on Sunday evenings) will not gather on Sun, Dec 13
    • Some of our 6:30p Life Bible Studies are making other plans for the evening. Contact your LBS leaders for details.


    • Available NOW here or by texting HOPE to 41411
    • $10 general admission
      • Children ages 2 and older must have a ticket
      • Children under 2 do not need a ticket but must sit in an adult's lap
    • If handicapped seating is needed for guests in wheelchairs, please call 713.957.5886
    • Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Generation One
    • The Thrill of Hope will not be shown online


    COVID-19 Precautions

    • Only 50% of the Worship Center’s seating capacity is being used for the concert
    • Please wear a mask while on campus
      • You may choose to wear your mask or not while in your seats in the Worship Center
    • Please leave at least two empty seats between your party and other parties


    Celebration, the Christmas musical production at The Loop Campus, is not happening in 2020. Read the statement Houston's First released about that in July here.

    Christy Nockels

    As a worship leader for over 25 years, Christy Nockels would tell you that her heart is to simply lead others to connect and communicate with the living God. Christy began writing music and singing in the church at a young age, as the daughter of a pastor in Oklahoma. She met musician, Nathan Nockels, in 1993 at the Christian Artist Seminar in Estes Park, Colorado and the two married in 1995.

    The couple would form the Christian music duo, Watermark, touring nationwide and recording five acclaimed albums, including seven number one radio singles from 1998 to 2005, before laying down their Watermark journey for the sake of their family. Christy and Nathan were also among those invited by Louie and Shelley Giglio to be a part of the very first Passion Conference in Austin, TX, in 1997, which flourished into a fruitful twenty years of the couple songwriting and leading for the Passion Movement. Christy’s voice and heart can be heard on songs like, “Waiting Here For You,” as well as her songwriting featured on church anthems like, “Lord, I Need You,” and “Healing is in Your Hands.”

    Christy now records for Keeper’s Branch Records, the couple’s independent record label, where they’ve enjoyed releasing fan-favorites like Be Held; Lullabies for the Beloved. Christy also launched a podcast in 2016 called, “The Glorious in the Mundane,” which is intentionally focused on helping women in any season of life, find the wonder and awe of God in the moments of the here and now.

    Christy and Nathan live in Franklin, TN where they love to gather around the farm table and even make music with their three children, Noah, Elliana and Annie Rose. They also love to spend time making their home, affectionally called Keeper’s Branch, a place of rest for all who gather there.

    Generation One

    Generation One is a trans-denominational, Christian-based ministry that serves low-income youth and families in Houston’s Third Ward. With a mission to champion systemic change in early childhood and youth education, the goal is to create an equitable landscape that creates high-quality opportunities to learn and grow — no matter what zip code a child lives in. The vision is to impact the future of Houston by empowering children and families to realize their fullest potential. With best-practice early education, engaging after-school programming, and family support, Generation One is helping children and families thrive. Thank you for supporting this mission and work!

    A Houston's First ministry partner for many years, Generation One will have representatives in the Main Foyer at The Thrill of Hope on Sun, Dec 13. Until then, learn more about them at

    Event Details

    • DateSun, Dec 13, 2020
    • Time 6:00–7:30pm
    • Where The Loop Campus (Worship Center)