Many of you have been curious about our church situation since Compass effectively went into “operational pause.” Well, be curious no more. Our “adopted” church family since about December has been Keystone Church in Keller, Texas.
I met Brandon Thomas not long after he began planting Keystone and we have been friends ever since. Soon after they began meeting in a school in Keller, our team had the opportunity to visit Keystone’s service. I remember telling Brandon then that if we weren’t planting Compass, we would be attending Keystone. Sure enough, with Compass on hold, we’ve been drawn to what God is doing through Keystone Church.
It isn’t often that you see a church plant reach a Sunday attendance of close to 1000 within just over two years, but that is exactly what is happening with Keystone Church. Under Brandon’s leadership, this year’s Easter attendance over two services at Keystone ended up being around 937. That number will likely drop back a bit this Sunday, but it is still phenomenal growth for a church plant at this stage.
Brandon has also been extremely encouraging to me along the way, and particularly during our current time of transition. He’s the real deal, has a heart for people far from God, and I track with him on a number of levels. I’m glad to have him as a friend.
There are, however, a number of other cool friends, churches and pastors who have been a great blessing to us recently, and I will talk about/link to them in the next post…