Scott and Sarah Hatch planted ThriveAustin out of the Sugar Land Vineyard Church.
Bert and Evelyn Waggoner founded the Sugar Land Vineyard from Church in the City, which was founded by his friend Herschel Rosser, in 1978. Bert brought the Church in the City into the Association of Vineyard Churches, in 1988, eventually changing its name to the Houston Vineyard. Bert pastored the Houston Vineyard for 10 years and also helped to plant and oversee new churches in Houston and throughout the south and cross-culturally in several nations.
There are now 13 additional Vineyard churches in the greater Houston area, 6 of them planted directly by the Houston Vineyard, and 7 by the newer church plants. All enjoy wonderful, healthy relationship with one another.
Scott and Sarah Hatch first attended the Sugar Land Vineyard in 2004, and experienced a radical conversion in 2005. In 2006, Scott joined the staff as an Intern in the area of Young Adults, Home Groups, and Evangelism while attending Houston Baptist University.
Upon graduation with honors from HBU double majoring in Business Administration and Christianity in 2008 Scott became a fulltime Associate Pastor and served until 2014 in the areas of Hospitality, Evangelism, Home Groups, Compassion, Short Term Missions, Young Adults, Young Married, Singles, and Men over the course of those 8 years.
After finishing a Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary Scott began to look towards the future in church planting.
A New Vineyard in Austin
ThriveAustin Church is one of the five domestic church plants from the Sugar Land Vineyard including Lake Jackson (Bill Laswell), Katy (Geoff Bynum), Cypress (Mike Lehmann), and San Antonio (John Aureli).
In the summer of 2014 Scott and Sarah moved to Austin with six friends who were blessed and sent out from the Sugar Land Vineyard to plant a new Vineyard in Austin, TX.
ThriveAustin Church celebrated its first public worship service April 5th, 2015, with one hundred thirty two participants gathered in Patton Elementary School in southwest Austin.
May of 2017 ThriveAustin Church moved to Gorzycki Middle School where it currently holds weekly worship services.
No matter what your Christian background is (or isn't), we hope you'll join us on Sunday. Here at Thrive, you'll find a very warm and inviting group of people that welcomes everyone--including you.
Our service starts at 10am every Sunday.