Pastor Randy Garcia

Lead Pastor

This church is all about Loving God & Loving People. This Great Commandment is found in Matthew 22:37-38 when someone asks Jesus what the greatest commandment is. Jesus says, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 

Our vision is simple and easy. We seek to love God and grow in discipleship each and every day. However, this is kind of hard to do it alone. This is why we also seek to love people so together we can grow spiritually. Connect with us every Sunday morning in one of our services, grow with us throughout the week in small groups, and serve with us as we reach our community in Northwest San Antonio. God has great things in store and we would like YOU to be a part of it!

Our Story

1994

October 2nd

Fortress Church Planted

Our lead Pastor, Randy Garcia led our first Sunday service at Braun Station Party House. After packing out the party house the first Sunday, it was apparent we had change venues for the following week.

1994

October 9th

New Venue at Jackson Middle School

After outgrowing our first venue our very first Sunday, we had to move locations to accommodate our growth for the next Sunday. This is where we found our venue at Jackson Middle School where we held services at for 7 months.

1995

March

Purchase of New Land

Taking a step of faith, we purchased 11 acres of land on 7760 Prue Road hoping to build a new house of worship.

1995

April

Affiliation with the Assemblies of God

Desiring consistent accountability and a firm foundation for our beliefs, we became affiliated with the Assemblies of God fellowship.

1995

June

New Venue at Antonian High School

God provided a new location for Fortress that became our new venue for Sunday services at Antonian High School while our new building was being planned and built for a bright future.

1997

March 30

First Service at Prue Road

Our excited congregation met at our newly built house of worship on 7760 Prue Road where we have met for the past 20 years.

1997

April 20

Dedicated New Facility

We dedicated our new church facilities to the Lord in order to advance His Kingdom in our community.

1999

June

Dedicated Pedro Lopez Wing

Fortress continues to expand as we build additional space on the campus to support the new growth to include classrooms and a fellowship hall.

2000

March

Planted Lighthouse Church

2000

August

Planted Iglesia El Jordan

2001

July

Planted Iglesia Olor Fragante

2004

June

Planted Living Word Church

2008

May

Dedicated Multi-Purpose Center

This new building program expanded our facilities to fit the growing Spanish and Youth ministry services every week.

Pastor Randy Garcia has led Fortress Church since it’s inception and continues to guide and influence believers to grow in discipleship. Pastor Randy has written many devotional books over the years and has continued to impact San Antonio with the radio ministry of Rising Higher on AM 1100 KDRY. He is happily married to Brenda and has three children, Randy Sean, Matthew and Shalyse, as well as 5 grandchildren.

Connect

Plan a visit with us this Sunday for either one of our two services at 9:15 am or 11:00 am. We’re saving a seat for you, so come as you are. We want to connect with you this weekend.

Grow

We want you to experience Jesus just as you are! But God doesn’t leave us where He found us. Instead, He takes us and desires for us to grow in spiritual maturity with others.

Serve

An automatic response of spiritual growth is giving back to others, whether that be through serving in our local community, volunteering in a church ministry, going on a missions trip, or giving financially.

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