the Refreshing church

Refreshing, contemporary, northwest, relaxed, christian, facebook, casual Houston, TX
the Refreshing church

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14300 Northwest Frwy C-1
Houston, TX 77040

(713) 895-7122


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Who We Are

the Refreshing church (TRC) is a positive, relaxing and fresh experience. As a people moving by and for God, TRC is committed to building people for God, not a building just for people. You will be greeted by genuine smiles and open arms as we prepare for a refreshing worship celebrations at 8 & 10 a.m. If you have children, they will enjoy our children's worship in the Kidz Zone; and youth have their worship, their praise, their way.

Our worship celebrations acknowledge God's love, faithfulness to us and learning more about His direction for our lives. As we understand what it means to love God, we will realize that God wants us to be just like Jesus. We commit ourselves to studying the Word of God - through the worship message, pray, praise and Life Lessons (Bible Study) for us to mature in Christ. It is our desire to be used by God to encourage, refresh and help others in their own spiritual journey by sharing our faith with those around us and around the world.

About Us

Casual, Friendly, Progressive, Hand-clapping, Creative, Down to Earth, Lots of kids, Lively

Missions, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Faith and Work

Contemporary, Praise and Worship






John Murray, III

A native Houstonian, John A. Murray, III is the pastor and founder of the Refreshing church (Houston, Texas). He grew up in the fifth ward area of Houston; graduated from Wheatley High School; and attended Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas). He is known throughout the city of Houston, as well as outside of the state of Texas, for being a prolific Gospel saxophonist like no other. In December of 1997, Pastor John received and accepted the call from God to preach and teach His Gospel. On the second Sunday in January, 1998, he preached his first sermon. God also challenged Pastor John to birth a church into existence for His glory. In 2005, Pastor John moved by God’s command and his faith. With much more praying, fasting, planning, and organizing, the Refreshing church held its inaugural worship celebration on August 14, 2005, where the people of God are restored, renewed, revived and refreshed! Starting with eight willing souls in their home, the Refreshing church continues to grow through encouraging people to believe, trust and try God at His Word. Pastor John continues to lead by example as he trusts and believes God for every aspect of his life, his family’s life and the Refreshing church ministry – spiritual, numerical and financial growth. Testimony after testimony of life changing experiences in adults and kids, young and old, in all areas of their lives; reaching out and impacting lives across the country; making God visible and real to the world. He is committed to God’s calling through TRC by making God priority through prayer, faith, worship, praise, giving and serving, and providing the tools for people to develop these areas in their lives that will bring glory and honor to God and spiritual and eternal blessings to them.

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