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Our Story

For more than 20 years, San Antonio has been among America’s fastest growing cities so that it is now the 7th largest city in the United States and home to more than 2.2 million people. Long known for the Alamo and the Riverwalk, San Antonio has always been a tourist destination. In recent decades, however, San Antonio has become a major hub for health care research and services, technology, banking, United States military training and commerce linking Mexico and the United States. Combined with its rich and historic past, San Antonio is truly a unique city with a vibrant future.

Redeemer Church entered into this culturally rich and dynamic city in the summer of 2002 eager to share the ancient, yet timeless message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Redeemer is learning that the Gospel is not simply about sharing a message, doing better or being nicer, but about God’s renovation of the whole of our lives—giving us a new focus for worship, new fuel for life and new purpose for the future.

Our desire then, as is now, is to lovingly embrace and support the people and culture of San Antonio, not alienate or condemn. We see the needs and problems of our city as opportunities for service and sacrifice, not problems to overlook or abandon. Toward that end, Redeemer seeks to engage San Antonio's business, university, professional, medical and art communities in the hopes of seeing resources and people redirected by the love of Christ in order to bless the wider city.

Redeemer welcomes everyone—the seeker, skeptic and spiritually hungry. We desire to be a place of healing for those burn-out and wounded by the world and the church. We work hard to build bridges among the various ethnicities present in our city so that the Gospel's transforming message may touch more lives.

Our place is found in the urban core of San Antonio, focused on the neighborhoods "inside the Loop," that is inside Interstate 410, south along Highway 281 to downtown. Here lies a great mixture of people and places—including San Antonio’s dynamic downtown area, the Pearl redevelopment, the urban-professional communities of Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Terrell Hills and Castle Hills; the historic districts of King William and Monte Vista; Trinity University, The University of the Incarnate Word and other culturally rich neighborhoods and institutions.

In a time when churches are leaving the city, our vision to serve and reach the city could not be more important.

By God’s grace and all for his glory, Redeemer Presbyterian Church exists to worship God’s greatness, grow in Gospel freedom and extend God’s Kingdom in San Antonio and beyond.