Reaching, Touching, Giving God’s Life to the San Antonio Community and the World!
God, Family, Community Together!
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
We value the authority of Scripture, looking to the Bible as the inspired, inerrant word of God to direct us in all pertinent matters of belief and behavior. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21; Isaiah 40:8).
We value community, believing that true spiritual growth happens best in the context of transparent, authentic relationships. (Proverbs 27:17; Acts 2:46).
We believe in Salvation through Jesus Christ: The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts. John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5: Acts 2:21; 4:12; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 Galatians 2:20; 3:13 Ephesians 2:8-10 Philippians 2:12-13 Revelation 3:20.
We value the principles of Biblical exposition, regarding accurate and relevant teaching and preaching of the Scriptures as essential to the spiritual vitality of our church. (2 Timothy 4:1-2; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42).
We value connecting with God in prayer, recognizing our church’s continuing need for God to guide, equip, and empower the church to fulfill its vision and mission. (Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
We value the corporate worship experience, understanding that biblically based praise and worship liberates the heart and soul of the body of Christ, and allows us to bond together in our service God, one another, and community. (Psalm 47:1; 48:1; 133:1-2; 95:1-3; 134:1-2; Hebrews 13:15).
We value discipleship, firmly convinced that each person in our church is called to follow Christ wholeheartedly and to help others do the same. (Luke 9:23; Titus 2:1-6; 2 Timothy 2:2).
We value evangelism, persuaded that people who do not know Jesus Christ as Savior are now separated from God and in danger of eternal condemnation. (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20; Matthew 28:18-20).
We value financial responsibility humbled by the faithful giving of our people and convinced of our duty to be above reproach in all financial matters. (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 8:19-21; 9:6-8).
We value outreach and community service, fully aware of God’s call upon our church to meet the various and pressing needs of our community. (Matthew 25:35-40; James 1:27; Galatians 2:10).
We value a well mobilized membership, realizing our greatest ministry aspirations will be accomplished through the Spirit-led efforts of our people. Ephesians 4:11-13; Titus 2:3-5; 1 Peter 2:9-10).
We value personal accountability - a commitment to live by the standard of God's Word.
Pastor Austin Blue
Pastor Austin was installed as our lead pastor in September 2022. Under the leadership of our founders, he gives oversight to our worship services, life groups, sermon series, community engagement, and member care.
Bishop Alfred Blue Jr.
Senior Pastor and Founder
Bishop Blue is the founder of Family Life International Ministries. He provides vision and spiritual leadership to the FLIM ministry team. He oversees all spiritual development, community relations and operations at Family Life International Ministries. He leads the Family Life Executive and Pastoral Team.
Member Experience Director
Tasked with creating the best experiences for people of all ages and stages of life, Shameka leads our Member Experience Department. This includes ministries such as Marriage, Men’s, Women’s, Kidz Life, Leadership Development and many others. She also serves on the Executive Team and oversees Stewardship Ministries.
Director of Operations
John Moore oversees Operations at Family Life. In this role, he leads the Administration, Communication, Finance and Data teams among others. These ministries ensure Family Life operates at the highest level while meeting the needs of our members and community.
Pastor Veron Blue
Co-Pastor, Executive Administrator, Spiritual Development Director
Pastor Veron Blue oversees Spiritual Development, Life Group Ministries and Life Connection Ministries. Pastor Veron focuses on the spiritual growth of members – from infancy to maturity through a wide range of bible studies, discipleship curriculum and prayer. She also assists in the direction and operations of the ministry and is on the Executive Team.
Ministry Development Director
A.D. assists the pastors in overseeing the overall direction of the ministries and operations at Family Life. He leads the strategic planning, ministry formation and leadership development at Family Life. He is also a member of the Executive Team.
Executive Assistant to
Bishop Blue and Pastor V
Pat Barber serves as Executive Assistant to Bishop and Pastor V. Here, she provides invaluable support to the leaders by assisting them with day to day responsibilities and tasks. She also serves on the Executive Team.
Josh leads the Worship, Audio/Visual, Production, and Graphics Teams. Have you seen something creative at Family Life? It probably came from Josh.
Spiritual Development Coordinator
Sydney is an Executive Team member, who assists Pastor V as Spiritual Development Coordinator. She also serves as Life Group leader at Family Life. She is an intricate part of caring for members and oversees and organizes hospital visitations and care for members who are in crisis.
Men’s Ministry Coordinator
The focus of the men’s ministry is to encourage men to develop trusting relationships through shared experiences and fellowship. At Family Life, the vision is to raise up godly men to represent Christ in their homes, their jobs and in the community.
Security & Facilities Management
Ike Barber ensures our facilities are maintained to the highest standards and that each and implements systems to ensure that every person at Family Life is safe.
Life Connections Coordinator
Renia co-leads Life Connections, which is Family Life’s Discipleship ministry. Here through life-on-life discipleship, we walk alongside members new to the faith, looking to grow in their faith or navigating a difficult season.
Marriage Ministries Coordinators
The purpose of Marriage Ministry is to cultivate connection, foster faith foundations and create community, transparency, accountability and lasting friendships among married couples. At Family Life, we seek to partner with every couple in creating a marriage that brings glory to God.
Women’s Ministry Coordinator,
Life Group Leader
Outreach Coordinator, Kidz Life Director
Sharhonda focuses on helping women to connect to God, each other and to grow in Christlikeness so they can maximize their God-given potential, abilities and giftings. She is also a lifegroup leader.
Jasmin oversees Kidz Life at Family Life where our goal is to introduce every child to the love of Jesus. She also coordinates Family Life’s Outreach and Evangelism Operations to fulfill the Matthew 25 mandate to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and to minister to the community through our love and good works.