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Our City

We love our city and want our city to love Jesus.

Whether you're a lifelong El Pasoan, or you've recently arrived in the Sun City, we want to invite you to join our mission to reach our city.

 

Our City

El Paso has history dating back to Native American tribes and Spanish explorers. In the early 20th century, El Paso grew and a thriving downtown sprang up. After the United States gained control of the area, Fort Bliss soon brought soldiers to the area. In the second half of the 20th century, the city went through major changes as mining died down, trade with Mexico rapidly increased, and El Paso and Ciudad Juarez were built together.

Our Mission Here

We believe that making disciples in our city is uniquely strategic. Our city has a long history of religious tradition but many still do not know the life-giving power of the gospel of Jesus. Additionally, our city's identity as a place many "pass through" (from Mexico, in the military, in college, or through government jobs) means we have an opportunity to impact not just our city but far beyond it.

Our Favorite El Paso Things

New to the city? Here are a few places our leaders recommend you check out as you get started exploring the Sun City:

Things to Do:

  • Visit El Paso: A great resource to help you find entertainment and activities in El Paso.
  • Franklin Mountains State Park: A variety of trails and amazing views where you can stare out at two countries and three states. For a unique view try the Wyler Aerial Tramway.
  • Downtown El Paso: Start at San Jacinto Plaza and then explore the nearby history musem, art museum, shipping container coffee shop, or Chihuahuas baseball stadium.
  • Plaza Theater: Whether you catch a classic movie, a Broadway show, or just take a tour, this fully restored theater hearkens back to the golden age of Hollywood.

Places to Eat

  • L&J Cafe: Five minutes from the church and across from an old graveyard, L&J has history to spare and the best green chile chicken enchiladas around.
  • Cattleman's Steakhouse: A ranch, just outside town, serves some of the best steaks around.
  • Bowie Bakery: A classic panaderia with tasy mexican baked goods. 
  • Crave: A hip and trendy eatery with locations around town. 
  • Chicos Tacos: Love it or hate it, you have to experience it for yourself.

Here's what a couple of our leaders and staff had to say about our beautiful city:

"I love El Paso because it’s a large city with small town hospitality." - Todd Peterson, Pastor 

"I love the food in El Paso, especially the Mexican Food! I love the sunshine! The sun is usually shinning every day and I think this helps everyone's outlook and temperament in a positive way and so El Paso is a very friendly place to live. I love that El Paso is growing in the arts and culture downtown. And I love that El Paso is in Texas, the best state to live in!" - Joe Alcantar, Pastor

"El Pasoans are generally very warm and friendly. I also like the moderate climate." - Ingrid Moreno, Financial & Office Assistant

"I love that mostly every day, is a sunny day! I love our desert mountains, the people, and the fact that we're one of the safest cities in the United States. Perfect for raising a family. I also love that you can drive two hours and be in the beautiful forested mountains of New Mexico where you can enjoy fresh, crisp air, beautiful views and snow in the winter." - Becky Gayle, Communications Assistant