Our Story

In the summer of 2010, Oneka and I sold our home, packed up our two precious sons, and moved to Dallas, TX. A short while later, Oneka and I sat in a living room in Dallas and shared the vision of Shoreline City with 17 courageous people. I will never forget that night as those people set out to help us build a life-giving church in the heart of the city. We started with a bible study in a nursing home. The bible study kept growing and we began meeting at the Angelika movie theater. We had our grand opening January 22, 2012 and saw over 500 people in attendance. Later in 2012, we moved into our first church building just off of Northwest Highway. God kept sending families, students, single people and couples to be a part of our new church. After going to multiple services, we realized we had outgrown this location and God blessed us with the opportunity to purchase our current location at 10715 Garland Road. We began services here in March of 2016 and now have multiple services with over 2,500 people who call Shoreline City “home”. In 2016, we launched a bible study in Antigua, Guatemala and by 2017, this bible study has grown into full Sunday services. Also in 2017, we began a bible study on the campus of SMU.  

We have seen the hand of God graciously move on our plans and transform lives before our very eyes. From the onset, we have been intentional about pouring resources into outreaches both locally and globally. This church is alive, authentic, full of passion, and brimming over with hope, influence, acceptance, and LOVE.

We want to make Jesus famous in the Dallas area, in Guatemala and around the world. We want to be part of making it on Earth as it is in Heaven. We're just getting started. 


Where We're From 

Oneka and I both have a rich spiritual heritage. We were on staff at Shoreline Church in Austin, TX for almost 12 years, serving on the Executive Team, overseeing several areas of ministry. Then in October of 2009 I had a dream. In this dream, God revealed to me that I was called to be a lead pastor, to pastor my own church. We met with our senior pastors, Rob and Laura Koke, who beautifully confirmed what God was doing in our lives. From the very beginning, the Kokes have encouraged, mentored, and loved Oneka and I. If you’re ever in the Austin area you should plan a visit.