Who We Are

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Welcome to First Christian Church Katy!

Established in 1978, we are a proud member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a denomination rooted in the early 1800s in the United States. With nearly 3,800 congregations nationwide, the Disciples of Christ embody a diverse tapestry of self-governing communities, each reflecting the unique essence of its members.

In June 2012, Rev. Heather Tolleson assumed the role of Lead Pastor at First Christian Church Katy. Under her guidance, our congregation embarked on a transformative journey towards becoming an inclusive and affirming community. After years of thoughtful consideration, we proudly adopted an open and affirming resolution on May 15, 2017, making us the FIRST open and affirming Christian church in Katy, TX.

This pivotal moment sparked the birth of new ministries, including the Transparent Closet, dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community. Our commitment to inclusivity culminated in an inaugural Drag Bingo event in September 2022. Despite facing significant opposition and protests, we stood firm in our belief that love knows no bounds, and we have continued to host events that celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community.

Since then, our congregation has flourished, more than doubling in size as we welcome individuals from all walks of life. Every week, we encounter those who are on a journey of rediscovery, LGBTQ+ Christians seeking solace, allies standing in solidarity with their loved ones, and people who have deconstructed their faith. At First Christian Church Katy, we strive to be a sanctuary for those who have been wounded by the church, offering Christ’s unconditional love with open arms.

While our current focus may be on supporting the LGBTQ+ community, we embrace all who seek refuge in our midst. Our goal is to be a beacon of light, illuminating the path to a more inclusive and compassionate faith experience in the love of Christ.

We invite you to explore our community, engage with our ministries, and discover the boundless love of Christ in a welcoming and accepting environment.

Welcome home.