Dear Bethel Austin family,
Since arriving in Austin in 2017, we have been dreaming big with God. Our desire is to always be partnering with the Lord in what He is doing and saying for our growing community in a city marked for revival, and our hearts long for the glory of God to be displayed throughout Austin as it is in heaven. Looking back over our journey, we savor the precious memories of how we began, are overwhelmed with gratitude to see where we are now, and are outrageously excited about where we’re going. We cannot thank our Bethel Austin family enough for your authentic love, dedicated service, faithful giving, and most importantly, your yes to Jesus.
As we now approach 2020, there is a tangible momentum of destiny on Bethel Austin for greater expansion. During our one-year anniversary celebration in September with Kris Vallotton, he encouraged us that it’s time to find a place to anchor home. As a father of our house, we value Kris’ insight and are in full agreement we have the green light to respond to the confirmed momentum many of us have been feeling for a while.
As a church committed to being led by the Holy Spirit in all things, we are open to wherever He leads. We feel the Lord has specifically called us to South Austin, and so with this in mind, we have a couple of different scenarios in play. One would be to purchase an existing building in the South Austin area and customize it for our needs. The other is to purchase land that can be developed in phases. As for the location of the land, we are looking predominately on the east side of South Austin due to more cost-effective options and easy transportation access, along with the predicted growth over the next few years, but again, only if the Spirit leads in that direction.
Our greatest desire in this adventure is we want the God story. We want to partner with Him and partner with our Bethel Austin family to write a presence-driven story filled with salvations, equipped believers, miracles, signs, and wonders in a city awakened and transformed by God’s love now and for generations to come.
Will you please join us in writing this God story together? To help kick off our Bethel Austin building fund, we ask that you prayerfully consider making an end-of-the-year donation (tax deductible), and/or a monthly pledge that is separate from your tithes and offerings. This is our kairos moment! We have the right people and now it’s all about moving in faith knowing the Lord will show us the right place and right time to plant permanent roots.
Thank you for your generosity in helping our church establish culture, establish legacy, and establish home. As we build Bethel Austin, we build the Kingdom.
Joaquin and Renée Evans
Senior Leaders of Bethel Austin
My favorite testimony of the goodness of God is when were were in Sierra Leone. Jenni came upstairs and asked me to come pray for one of the students that had passed out. When I got there I gathered her in my arms and quietly prayed over her healing and the love of the Father. It took about 10 minutes for her to come back around and she was so ashamed when she did. I reassured her that it was okay and how much she was loved. After sending her back to class the principal informed us that she frequently had epileptic seizures and it normally took a very long time for her to wake up. During the rest of our time she never had another one and I believe she is completely free from that bondage! God also ministered to the principal because he was so excited about the way she was ministered to giving him a revelation that Jesus moves in the quiet prayers as well as the loud ones. Glory to God!
We absolutely love Bethel Austin. Every time we go it feels like a big family reunion of the King's kids. The excitement in the lobby before the doors open is palpable. I've never experienced that before. People are actually excited to worship and hear the Word! We have only been going for a few weeks but are excited to call it our church home. I have read some negative reviews on social media and I do suggest that everyone come and check it out for yourselves. I was a little hesitant before attending just because of what I've read and heard but I am SO glad I did not let that be a deterrent! Our family has been so ministered to and blessed at this Church. Thank you Bethel ATX!
My wife had been suffering with a gluten intolerance known as celiac for 15 years and grabbed hold of a testimony in December about someone else getting healed from a food allergy. Without even realizing it, she received her healing and has been eating gluten ever since! Thank you, Jesus!