The beginning of our story dates back to 1919, when Humble, Texas was an oil boom, western town. Members of local churches gathered in different homes for prayer meetings. Their goal: A greater experience with God.
Over the last century much has changed for Humble, now a city with a population 15 times greater than in 1919, and much has changed at Humble First Assembly of God. That small group of praying people formed a church that has grown and has necessitated that the church build and/or move several times over. In fact, due to recent growth, we are currently in a building phase again with three new buildings planned to meet ministry needs.
HUMBLE FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD TODAY…
Our mission statement is “Loving and Serving God and People.” We accomplish this by offering contemporary, Biblically-driven worship services, excellent childcare, exciting children’s and student ministries, and dynamic adult ministries. We also offer numerous outreaches, including street and prison ministries, local and worldwide mission efforts, and more.
God is at work at Humble’s First Assembly of God. We want the church to be exciting; where the focus is simple and people are free to go after God with passion!
Humble First Staff
Pastor Pool and his wife, Rhonda, have been in ministry for 40+ years. They have a genuine heart for people and a passionate love for God. Pastor and Rhonda came to Humble in 1992 after pastoring churches in Missouri. Since then, the church has multiplied itself several times and has relocated to the current campus on FM 1960. As the leader of this exciting congregation, Pastor Pool has a passion to reach the lost which is evident in his desire to see lives changed around the world. Pastor and Rhonda have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.
Associate/Next Gen Pastor
Weston studied at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. After graduation he moved to the Middle East as a missionary. It was there where he met Amber. Together they were missionaries in the Middle East for 5 years when God called them to leave the mission field. Shortly after leaving Egypt, they joined the staff at Humble First. They are excited about what God is doing with the Young Adults and Humble First.
Pastor Vicki Evans has been in children’s ministry for many years; serving as a kids crusade and camp evangelist, as well as working in many areas of the world, teaching and training children’s ministers. Her passion and greatest joy is to, first of all, see children won to the Lord and disciple them to follow Him. She also loves to train and mentor young ministers to fulfill what God has planned for their lives. She and her husband, Albert Evans, have two grown children; one serving with his wife as children’s pastors in Texas, the other is a missionary to children in Madagascar.
Pastor Lee and wife, Arda, began their ministry in 1971 as pastors of an Assemblies of God church in Pillager, MN. Their ministry went from being pastors in the United States to becoming missionaries in Europe, as well as chaplains in prisons. For the past 17 years, Chaplain Lee has been doing what he loves, Pastoral Care with Humble First. Lee and Arda have been married for almost 48 years, have three children and 8 grandchildren.
Preschool Ministry Coordinator
Renee Hawk and Cory have been married for 7 years and have 2 beautiful daughters. Renee has worked with the Preschool Ministry for 4 years and is dedicated to giving the greatest care to your children.
Humble’s First Assembly of God exists to evangelize the lost, worship God,
disciple believers, and show compassion to our local community and world.
Loving and Serving God and People
Jesus is the Center
Jesus put us first, so we put Him first
We are one body
No one is perfect, everyone is welcome
We do life together
I can do good; we can do better
We act in love
Without love, nothing we do matters
As Jesus served, we serve
(We are more like Jesus when we serve others)
It didn’t start with us, it doesn’t stop with us
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one being in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
The Father all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. The Father is good, and as our Father, He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. Due to His double nature, He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is to be in Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is to be in Heaven; both are places of eternal existence.
Man is made in the image of God and is His masterpiece. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11
Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation.
Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20
The Local Church
The Local Church is a community of believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Local Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3
Baptism is a public, symbolic representation of a believer’s salvation. God wants new believers to undergo baptism to publicly declare their faith in the Son, Jesus Christ. Just as Christ died, was buried, and was resurrected, a believer’s old life has died, they are buried (immersed in the water), and are resurrected (risen from the water).
1 Corinthians 12:13, 1 Peter 3:21, Acts 10:48, Acts 22:16, Colossians 2:12; Romans 6: 1-18
Communion, also known as The Lord’s Supper, is a symbolic act of gratitude and remembrance of the Son’s sacrifice (his death) so that a believer might receive salvation. During communion, bread and wine (grape juice), which represent the Son’s body and blood, are partaken by the believer.
Matthew 26:26-28, Luke 22:19-20
We believe we are called to missions through the Great Commission and are responsible to share locally and globally.
Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8
*For Humble First Assembly of God’s Statement of Faith, please contact the church office.