In 2011, University Baptist Church of Galveston was a small congregation looking for a part-time pastor. The church had a long legacy of ministry on the island but the membership had experienced significant decline in the days following Hurricane Ike.

At the same time, God was beginning to work in the heart of Aaron Sanders, the Student Pastor of Brazos Pointe Fellowship in Lake Jackson, Texas to plant a “Church for the Unchurched” on the island. As the two congregations learned more about one another, it became evident that God was orchestrating something special.

After months of planning and prayer, the two churches voted to start Coastal Community Church. The Sanders and several other families relocated to Galveston and the new church began planning meetings on January 1st, 2012. Coastal Community Church officially launched on Easter Sunday, April 8th, 2012. God has done amazing things in the life of our church and community and we are confident He has greater plans yet!