Our mission is to relentlessly seek, reach and minister to people until they are saved, healed, established and are effectively working in the Kingdom of God!

Our Beliefs

GOD

We believe there is one God who has always existed and who created all things. God reveals Himself to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but remains a single entity.

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. We accept the Scriptures as the unrivaled truth concerning our faith, lifestyle and doctrine.

JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins, and rose from the dead. Jesus alone is Lord and Savior.

SIN & SALVATION

We believe that all have sinned, and that all are in need of salvation. Salvation is an unmerited gift from God achieved through repentance, receiving of the Holy Spirit, Water Baptism and living a Holy Lifestyle.

REPENTANCE

Repentance is a commitment to turn away from sin, things declared by God and His Word to be wrong. We believe everyone has sinned, and that everyone is called to repentance.

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God's personal presence, and that it is active in the world today. The infilling, or baptism, of the Holy Spirit causes a believer to receive accompanying Gifts and lifestyle characteristics, and is evidenced by speaking in another tongue.

HOLY LIVING

We believe that Holiness is God's standard of living for His people. As believers, we should always pursue a life of purity and righteousness. Christians are able to achieve Holy Living by following God's Word and through the Holy Spirit.

THE CHURCH

We believe that the local church is the hope of the world. Jesus called The Church, His people, out of the world to follow Him, love as He loves and live for His purpose, which is to seek and save the lost

THE SECOND COMING

We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His eternal Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgement and the ultimate victory of the eternal Kingdom of God. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.

Our Values

JESUS

We put Jesus first in everything we do. He is our example and our everything. Our purpose is His Will.

RELATIONSHIPS

We seek to connect with God and with others that share our beliefs. We believe that we are truly better together.

APOLOSTIC DOCTRINE

We identify with the Day of Pentecost experience as recorded in Acts 2. We adhere without waver to Apostolic Doctrine.

GENEROUSITY

Giving is the heartbeat of this church. We happily give of our time, talents and treasure to reach our community.

TRANSFORMATION

We know that after encountering Jesus, no person remains the same. We are passionate about seeing God transform lives.

DIVERSITY

We believe in reaching our diverse community. No matter who you are or what your story is, you are welcome here.

Our Leadership

pastors

John and Gay Ratka

Early in 2001, God began to deal with the Ratka family about launching a brand new church in Austin, Texas. While there were challenges along the way, God made it possible for the work to begin. Pastor John Ratka, and his wife Gay, began their work in a small apartment in South Austin, where they held their first service as Apostolic Life Center.

ALC first met in a small living room at the SaddleCreek Apartments at 10801 Old Manchaca Road in South Austin. This was ALC's home for the first year; but then the congregation began to outgrow its location. By 2004 God had continued to pour out His blessings on Apostolic Life Center, and the church relocated to their current location at 12027 Bethel Church Road, Manchaca, TX.

The location is a blessing and has served the congregation well; however, the ministry in Manchaca has continued to grow and grow, and now the ALC family is currently raising funds to assist with the ever expanding call from God to serve south Austin.

Mark and Bianca Vega

Mark and Bianca Vega

BUDA LIFE GROUP LEADERS

Sam and Eronessa Ellis

Sam and Eronessa Ellis

SE AUSTIN LIFE GROUP LEADERS

Carlos and Yasmine Herrera

Carlos and Yasmine Herrera

DALE LIFE GROUP LEADERS

Louis and Brittney Torres

Louis and Brittney Torres

AUBERGE AT ONION CREEK GROUP LEADERS

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Danny Fletcher

Village on The Park

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