Who We Are

We believe

healing the family unit is healing the city of Houston

In the early 1980's, a pastor delivered his final sermon at a community church in a quiet southeast Houston neighborhood. Before moving to a new facility, congregants prayed that God would again use that property for His purposes and glory.

Developers renovated the house of worship into a private residence that eventually fell into the hands of squatters. In 1988, a group of young adults, representing several Houston churches, prayerfully considered creating a safe place for young women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. The group found the now vacant home, a mere two miles away from the largest Planned Parenthood facility in the western hemisphere. A grassroots fundraising campaign yielded enough money to purchase the property and create a shelter for women choosing life for their unborn children. Serendipitously, the residents' now bedroom once served as the church's altar.

Almost 30 years later, LifeHouse continues to change and save lives, two at a time. An additional home adjacent to the original property was purchased in 2007, doubling the number of beds and creating a beautiful campus. Residents arrive at LifeHouse via crisis pregnancy centers, churches, school guidance counselors, family members, or an internet search. Regardless of how God brings them to LifeHouse, each woman is greeted by Christian house parents who care for their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being until she delivers her baby or secures alternate living arrangements.

LifeHouse remains only one of two maternity home's in a 14-county area open to minors as young as 12 years old. All residents benefit from cost-free lodging, meals, pre-natal care, life skills training, counseling, access to work/school, and God's overwhelming love. Life-affirming and life-changing, the ministry marvels at Godʼs faithfulness to an original prayer that, to date, has blessed more than 600 women -- and their unborn children -- with housing, healing and, most of all, hope.

In 1988, a group of young adults prayerfully considered creating a safe place for young women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. The group found a vacant home, only a few miles away from the largest Planned Parenthood facility in the western hemisphere. A grassroots fundraising campaign yielded enough money to purchase the property and create a shelter for women choosing life for their unborn children.

Over 30 years later, LifeHouse continues to change and save lives, two at a time. An additional home was purchased in 2007, doubling the number of beds available and creating a beautiful campus. The ministry has also launched the LifeLine Alumnae Program to continue to walk alongside moms long after they give birth.

When a woman comes to LifeHouse, she is welcomed with open arms by Christian house parents who care for her physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This family model of ministry provides her love with structure, and is often her first example of healthy, supportive community. LifeHouse provides her with a forever family centered on Christ.

LifeHouse remains only one of two maternity homes in a 14-county area open to minors as young as 12 years old. All residents benefit from cost-free lodging, meals, pre-natal care, life skills training, counseling, discipleship, access to work/school, and God's overwhelming love.

Meet Our Team

Our Board

Caring for our Culture & Mission

Our Advisory Council

Courtney & Doug Abernethy
Brock C. Akers
Reverend Tom Allen
Buzz Baker
Dr. Voddie Baucham
Honorable Jane Bland
Laurence & Henry Bragg, Sr.
Jane Costello
Ben Cowart
Jeff Cranford
Dean Cross
Rod Desroches
Bill Donovan
Barbara Elliot
Robert Finch
Beth Flinn
Phillip Franshaw
Dr. Celeste Garbarino
Cathy Hale
Ashley Hanna
Trey Hendershot
Mindy & Jeff Hildebrand
Emily Kelley
Kristi & Robert Kincannon
Matt Kuryla
Houston Lane
Susan & David Light
Kevin Lilly
JaNae Lyon
Danielle Mitchell
Candace Mullervy
Michael J. O’Donnel
Ann P. Makris Poland
Lara Pringle
Paul Rasplicka
Nathaniel Richards
Oralia Rios-Nuñez
Adam Roark
James Marshall Rorie, Jr.
Tom Rourick
Leiselle Sadler
Chris Seger
Robert Shults
Charles Simpson
Matthew Slataper
Reverend Jeff Smith
Reverend Rufus Smith
Allison & Spencer Stasney
Nicole Stelivan
Mark Strange
Elizabeth Taaffe
Kerr Taylor
Jim Weatherall
Laura & William M. Wheless IV
Cason White

What We Believe

Christ-centered

We believe Jesus Christ is the head of the ministry. We operate under the power of the Holy Spirit and on the foundation of the Word of God.
Headship
Ephesians 1:19b-23; Ephesians 4:15; Colossians 1:18
Power of the Holy Spirit
Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:4, 4:20; 2 Peter 1:3
Authority of Scripture
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

Sanctity of Human Life

All life is precious and sacred to God. God is the Creator of Life and the Taker of Life. Therefore, all humans, unborn and born, are priceless.
Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 127:3-5; Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:5

Discipleship

We will share the gospel with each resident and create opportunities for spiritual growth. LifeHouse will continue to support and walk alongside the former residents as they continue on life's journey.
Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 9:22; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Mark 16:15

Loving Family Atmosphere

We will provide a Christian family experience for our residents. We will model love, forgiveness, grace, mercy, unity, accountability, and stability in the context of a family environment.
Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Psalm 68:6; Malachi 4:6; Luke 11:11; Psalm 82:3; Corinthians 13:1-13

Stewardship

We are accountable to God for all He has entrusted to us, and we desire to be excellent stewards of His gifts.
Genesis 2:15; Psalm 8:5-8; Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:12-27; Colossians 3:23

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