Our Story

The story of HISplace Family Church begins with the work God did in the heart of our founding pastor, Doug Bartsch. At the age of seven, God led Pastor Doug to put his faith in Jesus. At the age of eight, Pastor Doug led a neighbor boy to Jesus on the school bus using the one verse he knew.

Throughout college and in his career in accounting, Pastor Doug served in various leadership roles in several churches. Then in the fall of 1993 God began to deal with Pastors Doug and Kim Bartsch about launching a new church in North Houston! The heart of this church would be to help people from all backgrounds come to faith in Jesus Christ. The church would be God’s place for practical teaching to heal marriages, restore financial health, improve careers, deliver from addictions, and improve as parents plus so much more.

The first service was on the first Sunday in June 1994 at what was then the Hotel Sofitel in the Greenspoint area of North Houston. HISplace began with six people who were passionate serve God, meet needs and help people. The first six years were filled with apartment complex ministry, bus ministry, and a youth center.

During the first eight years we met in six different locations. In 2001, God led us through a process of re-visioning that eventually led us to re-launch the church in Spring, Texas. God supernaturally provided the land and a building that has been renovated to meet the needs of our community.

We are excited about the future that God has for us. We hope you will become a part of what God is doing through HISplace Family Church in Spring and around the world.