Vision & Values

A ‘vision’ is seeing the invisible and making it visible. It’s a God-inspired understanding of a different future. Simply put, our vision is Jesus.

Vision

Building a Community (Acts 2:42)

  • We gather in community to encounter the mystery and story of God. We spend time in worship and conversation regarding how our lives can find meaning and hope in connection with God and others.

Changing a City (Matthew 9:35-38)

  • When this kind of community permeates the city, it can only bring change.

Reaching a Country and World (Matthew 28:18-20)

  • When a city is changed, an entire nation and world can be reached.

Values

We adhere to the eternal authority and relevance of the scripture:

  • 2 Timothy 3:16
  • Psalm 119:105, 160
  • Psalm 12:6

We are Christ centered because Christ is Lord

  • John 1:1-5, 12, 14
  • John 3:16-17
  • Hebrews 4:14-15

All members are equipped and engaged for the work of service

  • 2 Timothy 2:2
  • Ephesians 4:11-13

 

Jesus

GOD’S PLAN
The Bible can be summed up in three words: God with us. God created the world and created all of us in His image. He created us for relationship with God and one another. In the beginning, God was with us.

THE PROBLEM
Instead of trusting God, however, we chose to define good and evil for ourselves. We sidelined God and decided to go our own way. Sin, thus, entered the picture and broke our relationship with our Creator and with one another. Sin not only destroys our relationships but also ultimately separates us from the love of God and leads us to death. But the story does not end there.

GOD’S SOLUTION
God, full of mercy and grace, became human through Jesus Christ and while we turned away from God, He stayed with us. Jesus came to die in our place and pay the price for our sins. He came to save us from death and lead us into abundant and everlasting life. Jesus restored our relationship with the Father and gave us the most incredibly gift ever; His Holy Spirit. Now, we are never alone! God never leaves us or forsakes us. The Holy Spirit constantly reminds us that God is always with us.

NOW WHAT?
Cypress Creek Church is a group of imperfect people who worship the perfect savior, Jesus! If you are looking to live life in Community; JUMP IN! Say yes to Jesus, surrender your life to the one who gave up His life for you. You were created by Jesus, to worship Jesus and walk this life with others that point you back to Jesus. You are welcome to walk this wild journey of life with us as we make the name of Jesus famous by the way we LOVE GOD and LOVE PEOPLE!

If you have questions about God or if you are ready to make the next step in your faith journey, please leave your name and contact info below and someone will reach out to you soon!

Leadership

Overseers

(For questions and/or comments to the Overseers, email them at:  overseers@cypresscreekchurch.com)

  • Jose Abaroa

    Jose serves as the Lead Pastor of Cypress Creek Church. Jose and his wife Taylor have two daughters, Ayla and Micah, and two sons, Samuel and Ezra.

  • Tracey Dean

    Tracey is one of the Overseers and has been involved with CCC since its inception. Tracey and his wife of 50 years Marty, are members of CCC as are their children and grandchildren including Jesse & Juna Brown, Shelby, Harper, Ree and Logan Brown, and Dylan Dean.

  • Lennie Freiman

    Lennie Freiman and his wife Claudia have attended CCC since 2001. Lennie is a member of the CCC Prayer Ministry Team. He retired from the Brokerage business after 36 years. They have four children and five grandchildren and are owners of Freiman Fine Foods and Gifts, featuring fresh chicken eggs and a Texas Hot Sauce.

  • Paul Dunn

    Paul Dunn and his wife, Mary have been attending Cypress Creek Church since 2004. They have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Paul retired from the Financial services industry in 2004.

  • Pax Chagnon

    Pax and his wife Ashley live in San Marcos, lead a community group, and have been part of the Cypress Creek Church family since 2007. They have 3 children: Noelle, Amri, and Levi. Pax is an architect and has been practicing in the San Marcos and Wimberley area since 2008.

  • Pastors

  • Jose Abaroa

    Lead PastorEmail

    Jose serves as the Lead Pastor of Cypress Creek Church. Jose and his wife Taylor have two daughters, Ayla and Micah, and two sons, Samuel and Ezra.

  • Rhonda Patterson

    Prayer PastorEmail

    Rhonda is the Prayer Pastor; she has been a member of CCC since 1998 and involved in prayer ministry since 2001. She is married to Larry and is mother to Cole/Kate and Chase, and grandmother to Jesse and Davis.

  • Ben Kiowski

    Worship Pastor / Crosstalk Co-PastorEmail

    Ben is the Worship Pastor and Crosstalk co-pastor at Cypress Creek Church. He is the husband to Scarlett, and father to Emelie, Jillian, Avery and Titus.

  • Bob Maas

    Pastor of Spiritual FormationEmail

    Bob serves as the Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Celebrate Recovery. He and his wife Linda have 6 children, 23 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

  • Scarlett Kiowski

    Kid's PastorEmail

    Scarlett leads the Kids ministry as well as the women’s ministry, “Pink”. She is married to Ben Kiowski and mother to Emelie, Jillian, Avery, and Titus.

  • Becky Ball

    Connections PastorEmail

    Becky is the Connections Pastor and has been a member of CCC since 1993. She is the mother to Shane/Danielle Ball and grandmother to Varra and Levi.

  • Paulina De La Fuente

    Crosstalk Co-PastorEmail

    Paulina serves as the Crosstalk co-pastor.

  • Shawn Stoever

    Teaching PastorEmail

    Shawn serves on the Teaching Team at Cypress Creek Church. He and his wife Christina have four children, Taylor and husband Austin, Cade, Cody and Colt.

  • Rob Campbell

    Founding PastorEmail

    Rob founded Cypress Creek Church in his home in 1993, and passed the leadership baton to Pastor Jose on January 12, 2020. Rob is the husband to Susan, and father to Kayley and Taylor/Jose Abaroa, and the grandfather to Ayla, Micah, Samuel, and Ezra.

  • Become a Member

    Everything at CCC flows best through relationships. Connecting to a Community Group is the first step for just about everything, and it’s the best way (but not required) to be a member of this church community. A listing of Community Groups is available on the CCC homepage.

    CCC also offers a “First Sunday Coffee” every first Sunday of the month for those “kicking the tires” at CCC. This informal gathering provides those interested in learning more about CCC an opportunity to meet some of the pastoral leadership, get an overview of the CCC vision, and ask questions.

    One other opportunity is offered in the Spring and the Fall; it is called “Discovery” and is a lunch gathering whereby folks can meet more of the pastoral leadership A packet is provided that includes additional information about CCC, its vision, and its ministries. An open forum is offered for attendees to ask questions and have deeper discussion with the leadership. From there, individuals can determine if God wants them to be part of the CCC family.

    Please contact the CCC Admin Office at admin@cypresscreekchurch.com regarding “First Sunday Coffee” or “Discovery”.