THRIVE CHURCH / STAFF / ROY FARIAS
Grab some coffee and pull up a chair. We'd love to get to know you. Below you'll find out about our lead minister, Roy, and his story and hope for Thrive.
I am a San Antonio native…GO SPURS GO! If you asked my 7-year-old self what I wanted to be when I grew up… the thought of being a pastor would be nowhere near my list! I didn’t even know what a “pastor” was! Then, by 13 years old, Jesus overwhelmed me with his love and salvation. At UTSA I served in Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) and knew that God was urging me to serve in full-time ministry. After 2 years of fighting God’s call, I finally enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary in Los Angeles, CA.
When I returned to San Antonio to be with Jacqui, I began an exciting adventure of ministry at Oak Hills Church. A year after Jacqui and I got married, I received a call to serve as a youth pastor at Highland Park Church in Dallas. We had an amazing time discipling students and families.
Now, Jacqui and I get the privilege of leading this incredible church whose passion is to thrive together here in San Antonio and beyond!
Jacqui and I have walked through the pain of infertility and miscarriage…and now by God’s grace, we have our oldest, Vera, and our youngest, Lively! You can read about our journey to parenthood by clicking here. We also have 2 loving pups, Sir Finn & Topanga Ellen!
HOPE FOR THRIVE CHURCH
In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus, he wrote, “…I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people…and I have not stopped giving thanks for you…” (1:15). It is my hope for Thrive to have the same reputation of love in our city and around the world! Let’s thrive together and join in on the mission of Christ!
follow Roy on Instagram @royfarias