The Story of Awaken Church begins with a dedicated group of people who dreamed of starting a church with the simple desire to help people experience Jesus. We believe that Jesus is the answer to all of life’s problems and that people are looking for a church where they can experience Jesus without feeling the burdens of shame, condemnation or being the “odd one out.”

Awaken Church started in McAllen as a group of friends gathering regularly to study the Bible and share life. As a group they committed to building a church where real people could come together to develop real friendships and enjoy life together as they follow Jesus.


The values of Awaken Church comes from a desire to live out God’s purpose for the church found in Colossians 1:28 and the words of Jesus found in Matthew 28:19-20.

Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Colossians 1:28 So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.

  1. Know Jesus
    • God loves us and desires a real relationship with everyone. That’s why He sent Jesus to save us. And that’s why we are FOCUSED ON THE ONE who hasn’t discovered that saving relationship yet.
  2. Find Community
    • Church isn’t a building; it's a family. We want every person to find a place to belong. DOING LIFE TOGETHER means we’re there for each other, just like family should be.
  3. Grow Daily
    • Each day is a new opportunity to experience Jesus and grow in our faith. God’s Word is there to help us, to teach us and to grow us. Living lives that are BUILT ON THE BIBLE is at the foundation of who we are.
  4. Make A Difference
    • We believe God loves us and has a purpose for each of our lives. It’s when we find that purpose and start
      LIVING GOD’S DREAM that we can truly be fulfilled.