In the Fall of 2010, thirteen people met in a home in Edgewood, Texas to discussed the possibility of a new local church in Van Zandt County. Pastor Brandon Bachtel felt compelled through scripture that he and his wife Kelley were to plant a church, and after much prayer, deliberation, and counsel from others, they decided to plant in Wills Point, Texas. Over the next few months, a ‘launch team’ was formed and three preview services were held in Early 2011.
Stonepoint Church officially launched in April of 2011, and had 252 people at our first Easter services. Though the team was excited, the reality was that summer was around the corner and numbers would fall quickly. They did! However, people kept visiting and God kept changing lives. As a result, Stonepoint has become one of the fastest growing churches in our area.
Over the past 11 years, over 400 men, women and children have come to faith in Christ at Stonepoint; many of them through family, friends, and neighbors simply sharing the story of what God is doing in their lives. At Stonepoint, we believe that our members should be ministers of reconciliation and our leaders get to equip them to share their faith in authentic ways.
One of our slogans is “No Perfect People Allowed” and we go to great lengths to make sure everyone feels welcome at Stonepoint from the moment they pull into the parking lot. Our dress is casual, we love God's Word, and we’re not bothered in the least if you haven't gotten everything together in life. There is a place for you and your family to belong!
We aren’t a perfect church. We don’t have a perfect leadership team, but we do have a perfect mission and we do serve a perfect God, who is transforming us into men and women who want to make his name famous in Van Zandt County and throughout the world.