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Our mission:

Love God. Love Others.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’" (Matthew 22:37-39)


Our Mission:

The ministry of Jesus is built upon two pillars: love for God and love for all people. At Longhorns for Christ, we realize that everyone needs to both practice and receive love, and so that is central to all that we do. We focus on growing in our personal relationships with God and each other, as well as helping others to do the same.

Our Beliefs:

We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God.


We believe that the Bible is inspired by God and teaches us all we need to know about God.


We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to have relationship with God.


We believe in the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


We believe that it is the grace of God through our faith, not our merit, that allows us a new life in God and our salvation.

Our Values:


We Value Spiritual Formation.

Everyone is on a journey. It is important to us that this journey be one that is taking us closer to the heart of God. Therefore, everything we do is for the purpose of helping everyone grow in their spiritual identity with God.


We Value Community.

Faith is not to be lived alone. Being a part of the kingdom of God means sharing life with others and learning to love others as God has loved us. We work to grow these kinds of relationships.


We Value a Lifestyle of Worship.

Worship is a way of living, not just an event. Therefore, LFC strives to instill a sense of worship that will pervade into all the corners of everyday life.


We Value Prayer.

Prayer is our primary connection to God. It is how we express ourselves spiritually, and it is how we hear from the spirit of God. Everything that is possible through God must begin in prayer. It is important to us that everything we do come out of and be surrounded by prayer.


We Value Scripture.

Scripture is the story of God in the world. It is through scripture that we understand the nature of God, our need for God, and life in God. Scripture forms the basis of all we do and teach.


We Value All People.

Jesus himself made it clear that God loves the whole world, and that the gospel is the good news for everyone. This means that we must love all people in the same way, regardless of their backgrounds, choices, lifestyles, beliefs, gender, race, or identity.


Staff Leadership


Student Intern

Kristen Tibbetts


Student Intern

Will Sedberry


Student Intern

Reece Mathew


Student Intern

Samantha Garza


Student Intern

Leo Cavazos


Student Intern

Abiel Issac

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Campus Minister

Cary McCall

Cary has served with Longhorns for Christ since 2012 after moving with his wife Jinny to Austin to explore how to serve students at UT. This opened the opportunity to work with LFC and rebuild a ministry that had been reaching students for over 100 years. Cary discovered campus ministry as a student at the University of Oklahoma and went on to serve at University of Alabama, Abilene Christian University, and Kansas State University before coming to Austin.

Cary has been married to Jinny since 2011 and they have two daughters. He drives a classic Jeep for fun, has a strange affinity for QuikTrip, and reviews club sandwiches all over the world.


Worship Director

James Lavender

James began serving with Longhorns for Christ in the fall of 2022 and is a native Austinite and Longhorn.  He has served in vocational ministry in the local church context for 20 years with stops along the way in Corpus Christi, Texas, Dallas, Texas, and Scottsdale Arizona before returning home to Austin in 2016.  He is passionate about leading God's people into the presence of God through corporate worship and loves mentoring/discipling the next generation of ministry leaders for service in the church.  Besides being a die-hard Longhorn, James loves the food scene in Austin, small music venues around town, and loves to get out into God's creation in his truck to just breathe and slow things down.

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