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Emmanuel was founded to serve the many people moving to the western edge of Houston in the early 1970's. The first members began to meet in a dance studio, and later in an elementary school.

The main building was opened in 1978. It was not long before the need for an education building was obvious, and the Thomson Building was added to the campus. After some tough years during the energy slump in the late 1980’s, Emmanuel began to grow again in the 1990’s.

The newest addition, Russell Hall, was dedicated in 2000.

About Us

Whatever has brought you into this church today, we are so grateful you've found your way here. Our very name Emmanuel, meaning "God with us," expresses our conviction that God is near, seeking to assure and guide us, if we would simply pause to pay attention and listen.

The mission of Emmanuel, "God With Us", is to invite all to know and share the love of Jesus Christ through worship, education and service. Our Core Values help us live into that mission:

We are a Christian family where all people are welcome. We value,

  • Faith which drives spiritual formation
  • Worship in the Episcopal tradition Diversity
  • Outreach

Looking to the future, our vision is to become a spiritual oasis in Houston's Energy Corridor.

Hurricane Harvey has ruined our physical structure, so until we can rebuild in the Energy Corridor, we're worshipping in the facilities of Temple Sinai, 13875 Brimhurst Drive, also in West Houston.  

Worship times

8:30 am
Said Service with no music
9:30 am
Christian Formation for all ages
10:45 am
Holy Eucharist with music followed by fellowship with coffee


Memorial Assistance Ministries

Donation Coordination/Distribution

Memorial Assistance Ministries

MAM is a voluntary coalition of churches pooling resources, materials, volunteers, and money to minister to those in need in the midst of our community. 

Emmanuel actively supports MAM and its ministries through funding and volunteer participation in their programs.  If you are interested in learning more about how you can serve this community through MAM, please contact


Shelter and Housing
Homeless ministry

Since 1990, Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church has been dedicated to ministry to Houston’s homeless population in downtown and mid-town Houston. Their mission is to be the body of Christ ministering to the spiritual, emotional, physical and social needs of the tired, the hungry and the poor. The staff and volunteers at LOTS minister to the "whole person" by nurturing the body with food, professional medical care, clothing, social services, and spiritual guidance.

Volunteers at Emmanuel prepare sack lunches each month for LOTS to distribute.  This ministry is always in need of volunteers.

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Houston, TX

Temple Sinai, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Share Space, Holiday Traditions And Food

Post Hurricane Harvey we have been worshipping at Temple Sinai. 


Worshiping at Temple Sinai
13875 Brimhurst Drive
Houston, TX 77077
United States



The Rev. Lance Ousley, Acting Rector / Mr. Philip W. Berrie, Parish Admin