Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

In 1983, Christ Is Life Church was started by a group of people along with Michael Atherton who served as pastor. Over the years, it made a difference in the lives of many people locally and around the world. Pastor Paul served faithfully in the church for many years as a volunteer in street ministry, sound ministry, and as the youth pastor. Eventually he became part of the staff where he and his wife Becki served as the youth pastors for DRIVEN Youth Ministry. They began mentoring and equipping their students to become effective leaders.  (Some of those same students are now part of the church staff.) In January of 2012, Pastor Paul and Becki Stieb transitioned into the role of Senior Pastors. Prior to stepping into that role, the Lord had already given Pastor Paul the name for a church he would one day pastor—Rescue Church. Along with the name, came the vision—to reach and rescue people with God’s love. He had no idea at the time, that Rescue Church would be birthed in Wharton, Texas. As a result of the vision, the entire culture and personality of the church changed and the church took on a completely new identity. In just six months after the transition, church attendance grew by over 100%. Explosive growth began taking place in various areas of ministry and continues to this day. We are now in the process of expanding our reach. We have but scratched the surface. This is just the beginning.


Your Role in the Story

Rescue Church is a church that is defying statistics. God’s truth always overrides the facts. Because of this, we know that He will provide whatever we need in order to fulfill the vision for the House. If you love people and have a passion for reaching and rescuing people with God’s love, then there may be a chapter in our story with your name in it.


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Our vision is to Reach and Rescue people with God's love.



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Physical Address:

915 FM 1299 RD

Wharton, TX 77488


Mailing Address:

PO Box 766

Wharton, TX 77488