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Mission City - Matt Surber

Mission Statement

Engage people where they are with the gospel of Jesus Christ and lead them into lives of transformation.


  • Love People
  • Share the Gospel
  • Lead in Transformation
  • Expect Big Things

As a Church

  • The Church of believers, is the Body of Christ, and Jesus is at the head
  • Mission City, as a church is our local expression of the larger family of faith
  • We are one church, with multiple campuses (Central, Northwest, North)

Mission City Church is an independent church cooperating with many other like-minded ministries, taking the hope and love of Christ to those who need Him.

Scriptures (God’s Word)

  • The entire Bible is the inspired Word of God
  • The Bible is without error
  • It is our reliable guide for all we believe and how we live


  • It is a free gift of God
  • Christ paid for our sin
  • We can repent, trust Him and find new life

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How to Connect

There are several ways to connect at Mission City Church:

  • Worship – we corporately worship together, support and pray together weekly.
  • LifeGroups – we live together, through life’s ups and downs, sharing the believer’s long-term journey.
  • Discipleship – in small groups, we pursue understanding of the Word by studying the scriptures in various settings, and time intervals; this includes seasonal Bible studies, recovery, grief, men’s/women’s and special interest groups.
  • Serving – we commit to serving regularly at home within our own church, and in our communities; often times serving with our LifeGroups. 
Balanced Connections


At Mission City Church, we practice “Covenant Membership” as a commitment to Christ, leadership and the Church, and other Covenant Members. There are three steps to Covenant Membership: 

  • Attend Starting Point
  • Meet with a Ministry Team leader
  • Sign the Covenant

If you are interested in becoming a Covenant Member or if you want to sign up for the next Starting Point, visit Next Steps on Sunday or through our Connect form.

Church Leadership

The head of our church is Jesus Christ, but our leadership is distributed across a few entities:

  • Elders – the elders are responsible for the directional and spiritual leadership of the church. The Lead Pastor serves as an elder.
  • Deacons – deacons are servants of the church. In general, they deal with the physical needs and carry out the helping ministries of the church.
  • Ministry Volunteers – every ministry of our church is made possible by volunteers. They are the foundation of our ministry. According to Ephesians 4, the role of the church staff is to “equip the saints for the work of ministry.” Volunteers are how everything happens here at Mission City.
  • Church Staff – the staff provides direction in specific ministry areas of our church; globally and campus specific.

Pastor Matt Surber

Pastor Matt accepted the position of Lead Pastor at Mission City Church in 2014 with a wealth of experience. He served at Prestonwood Baptist Church, in Plano, Texas as a Student Pastor and Campus Pastor for nine years. In 2007, he became the Senior Pastor at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Most recently, Matt served as Lead Pastor at Central Church in the greater Memphis, Tennessee area. Under the Holy Spirit’s leadership, God has blessed each church where Matt has served. He is very excited about Mission City and where God
is leading us!

Matt enjoys time with his family, all sports (highly competitive!!), and hunting (if you have land, let him know!) Matt and his wife, Becky, have been blessed with two sons, Caleb and Josh.

Teaching Team at Mission City

With multiple Mission City Church campuses, we rotate a teaching team every week as part of our Sunday services. The team works collaboratively to deliver the weekly messages. Pastor Matt saw the need to introduce a Teaching Team as a way of making sure the community has LIVE teaching pastors at each location every week, as well as an opportunity to share a variety of teaching styles and faith experiences within the community.

Pastor Matt Surber, Teaching Team
Lead Pastor at Mission City Church

Growing up in Bryan, Texas, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and Communications from East Texas Baptist University. He then went on to attend Southwestern Theological Seminary, pursuing his Master of Divinity and graduated with a Master of Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary. Matt did post graduate Ph.D. work at Trinity as well. 

Matt Carter, Teaching Team
VP of Mobilization, Send Network/NAMB

Matt Carter is Vice President of Mobilization for Send Network, the largest church planting network in North America. He was also founding pastor of The Austin Stone Church. During his tenure at The Stone, the church grew to over 8000 in active attendance and sent over 300 full-time missionaries to unreached people groups around the world. Matt holds an MDiv from Southwestern Seminary and a Doctorate in Expositional Preaching from Southeastern Seminary. He and his wife Jennifer have three adult children. 

Paul Stohler, Teaching Team
West Texas Regional Catalyst for SBTC

Paul is the West Texas Regional Catalyst for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Since being called into ministry in college, Paul has served and pastored in churches across Texas and Oklahoma. He received a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Michelle have been married for over two decades, have two teenage children, live in Boerne, and are covenant members of Mission City Church. 

Ky Facaine, Teaching Team

Since being called into ministry, Ky has served and pastored in churches across Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. He received a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Christy have been married for over 25 years, have three kids and live in Austin, TX.

Nick Brandt, Teaching Team

Nick Brandt is the founder of The Gathering ATX, a vibrant young adults ministry in Austin, Texas, and was formerly the Young Adults and College Pastor at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Nick served under the leadership of Louie Giglio with Passion Conferences and Passion City Church for four years before moving back home to Austin, Texas to plant The Well Austin Community Church. He holds a Masters degree in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. On a rest day you’ll find Nick outdoors with his black labrador retriever, Brooks, or attempting to hit a golf ball straight down a fairway (keyword “attempting”!) 

Matt Surber

Matt Surber

Lead Pastor

Don Long

Don Long

Executive Pastor

Chuck Foster

Chuck Foster

Northwest Campus Pastor

Dave Cash

Dave Cash

Central Campus Pastor

Marian Ellis

Marian Ellis


Kelsey Hiett

Kelsey Hiett