OURHISTORY


Page_ourhistory_graphicMountain Creek Community Church was founded in 1985 by Robert and JoAn Summers, It is close to international missions training schools and Bible colleges. It is known as a strong missions and compassion oriented congregation. The church campus is a favorite meeting place for Christians of all denominations. Its gates and Prayer Center are open from 8 am to 10 pm daily. Church staff members are always present, along with security on the premises. Thousands of Believers from nations around the world have prayed here. Many well-known, respected Christian leaders have ministered here.
The church facilities sit atop Prayer Mountain. The high hill is a forested nature preserve. The Big Cedar Wilderness Trails are North Texas’ premier mountain biking destination. The 17 miles of trails are developed and expertly maintained by DORBA (Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association.)
You are always welcome to come visit our services, relax on the scenic grounds, picnic, or pray. Our close proximity to Dallas Baptist University and Christ for the Nations Institute also makes us a favorite gathering place for college students who come to study or to pray. Anyone who hungers for God will find this a place of His presence. We have a special burden and esteem for the entire Body of Christ. So please do come by for a time of fellowship. You will find a friendly welcome.


WEBELIEVE


“I know in whom I have believed.” -Paul in I Timothy 1:12

Do you know what you believe? What we believe is at the center, the mainspring of all our motives and pursuits. Here at Mountain Creek Church we have a persuasion that our belief is actually and ultimately in a person, Jesus Christ. Beyond dogma, doctrine, and religious regulations is Jesus the Lord. He is truth made flesh, truth personified! The beatitudes of Christ are more concerned with living, with being, than with verbal beliefs. Living right is to live a life as Jesus would have us live: faithfully and happily.

Still, what we believe is important. And for our friends we want to make our faith plain. We offer this statement of faith:


We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His sinless life, in His miracles, His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He reigns as King, and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, spiritual regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that their salvation is received through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Messiah, Savior, and Lord.



OURTEAM


Founding Pastors

For 26 years, Pastors Robert and JoAn have opened Prayer Mountain as a regional gathering place for prayer in the Southwest Dallas metroplex area. Widely being considered as “A Pastor’s Pastor,” Robert has a heart to see leaders united together to fulfill God’s agenda for Dallas. They currently oversee the work of Mountain Creek Church, located on Prayer Mountain.


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After 21 years of service, Ron retired from the Air Force in 1984. He and Janet moved to Dallas to assist Jim Ammerman with Chaplancy of Full Gospel Churches. They came to Mountain Creek Church in July 1994. Ron was selected as an Elder in January 2000. He brings strong organizational skills and a “can do” attitude to the church. Ron organizes the communion services and assists with visiting the sick. He and Janet are in the church choir and host a H.O.P.E group in their home. Ronʼs desire is to see the Body of Christ grow in maturity and unity.


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Josue Torrez is an elder with a true ministry of helps. He and his wife, Alma, have three children. Alma also serves as a wonderful hostess to JoAn and the other Mountain Creek ladies in the monthly ministry, Women of the Word.


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Sam and Myrna Cooper have been part of Mountain Creek for a long time—almost since the beginning. They met at CFNI in Japanese class. They both went on to Southeastern AG College in Florida, where their relationship truly began. Ten years later they married and will celebrate their 25th anniversary next year. Sam and Myrna were missionaries in Japan and Turkey. They still have a heart for missions, particularly Romania—which they feel is in their future someday. Sam has a PhD in Education and three Masters Degrees, all in education. He works for a charter school as a teacher and administrator. Myrna has an MBA and works for an ophthalmology practice as the business manager. She is also a retired Navy officer. These two are known for their commitment to God and their sense of humor. Sam is a tenor in the choir, and Myrna plays guitar on a worship team. They have a daughter Jennifer, who goes to Waxahachie High School and a son Ben, in the Marine Corps.


Presbyters

Des Evans – Bethesda Community Church | Pastor Emeritus

Cleddie Keith – Heritage Fellowship | Senior Pastor | Florence, KY

Jim Mackey – Shepherd Spring Ministries | Founder