"Being the salt, light, and love to the world"
Welcome to City On A Hill Church
City On A Hill Church offers residents in the greater Houston area the chance to come together and worship with like-minded congregants as members of a strong, loving community. Whether you’re looking for peace of mind, a way to give back, or simply want to connect and build your relationship with Christ. Our goal as a family is to be the light of Houston, Texas so that people may find their way to our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. We Refuse to be an ordinary church with traditions, rituals, or customary. Rather, our desire is to be extraordinary in our FAITH, ACTIONS, and TEACHINGS. City On A Hill welcomes you and your family. Join our community, and start your journey to spiritual growth with us!
Meet Our Pastors!
Pastor Juan & Carmen Bustamante
Raised in the North Side of Houston, Texas Pastor Juan had a rough start. Pastor Juan & Carmen started their spiritual journey at Lake Wood Church in 1998. As they were learning what the love of Jesus Christ and God would do in their lives they began to have a passion for ministering. Pastor Juan and Carmen, along with 3 couples, would go door to door to preach about the Gospel. Shortly after, Pastor Juan received a scripture from God to become a Pastor, "3 And the Lord said to him: “I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built to put My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually" 1 Kings 9:3. With prayer and after confirmation from God Pastor Juan and Carmen were ready to do God's will. They decided to start their own church and named it City On A Hill Church, the name came from a trip back from the hill country Kerrville, Texas. They saw a house on top of a hill and noticed that everyone could see this house, which is where the inspiration came from. Then the Lord spoke to them that name "City On A Hill" and said "You shall be that city on a hill in Houston, Texas. The Salt, Light, and Love to my people." On July 2011 they started services at Azteca Ballroom for 4 months. Shortly after, they found a listing of a building in the North Side on Cochran St where we are currently located at.
Pastor Jaime & Cynthia Villa
"We came from a life style of verbal abuse, drugs, alcohol, low income household and a broken marriage. We were bound to the pain of never being enough, depressed from the strong hold we could not shake off, and we did not know where we belonged. The suicidal thoughts were overwhelming to end a life not worth living. The devil knew just how to isolate us in our own individual problems so that we could feel alone in this world, but then GOD’s Mercy and Grace reached our family by one of his messengers who told us of a GOD who loves us unconditionally. We were desperate to find a reason to live and GOD was the answer we were waiting for. He and He alone restored all the shatter pieces and wrapped us in His unfailing love. We started this journey by getting plugged in at a church, going to every class that the church had available and reading our word. After a few months we felt in our hearts to give back what was invested in our lives, so we started volunteering at C.O.A.H wherever there was a need. We began as volunteers at the church and a few years later God has blessed us with becoming Co-Pastors at City on A Hill under Pastor Juan & Carmen Bustamante. God has given us a purpose to reach a hurting world so that through Jesus they will be saved.
Pastor Erik & Jestine Campos
Pastor Erik, born in Los Angeles, California began his spiritual journey from the age of 9 years old. As he grew older, he grew apart from God. In 2007 he moved to Houston, Tx, where He met Jestine. Both teenagers at the time, going through obstacles of life together. They had their first child at the age 18. Both broken individuals needing guidance, trying to make ends meet and a better life for their family. Erik and Jestine were invited to City On A Hill Church in 2012. That's where their life changing experience took place. After being under the teaching and leadership of Pastor Juan and Carmen, Erik and Jestine started breaking out of their shells. Realizing that all of their needs were met through God. They rededicated their lives to the Lord. After years of trials and blessings, 4 children later they now live with the heart to serve youth and young adults. Serving under leadership for years, God promoted them to Youth Pastors in 2018. The vision God has allowed them to carry is "Acts 3, Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. The vision is to help those that are in need of help. Especially young people to Arise and walk. #AriseNationYouth
Hot Off the Press
City On A Hill Church has been actively involved with the greater Houston community since 2011 and stands on Acts 26:18 "To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." (KJV)
Our ongoing outreach has created a buzz in the media, and by word of mouth. We are really excited to share all the latest updates with you. Check out some of our recent changes to catch up on everything that is happening in our community.
Get to Know Us
Located in beautiful Houston, Texas C.O.A.H offers congregants a place of comfort, hope, and a peace of mind for all their worshiping, learning, and fellowship needs. We are dedicated to spreading the gospel and teachings of Jesus Christ, and our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our dwelling and our services. We invite you to become a part of our family, our growing congregation, and look forward to meeting you!
Tues Intercessory Prayer: 6:30pm