Our Story

Our Journey

The Brook Church began on Sunday, January 22, 1995 in the living room of Pastor Mike Ayers and his wife Tammy. Along with four other couples, the dream was to establish a church of authentic faith and life-giving relationships in Christ. Based upon Acts 2:42-47, the statement “real people, finding real Hope, in the real world” captured the vision this small group felt for the church.

After a few short years of growth, the church began meeting in a nearby elementary school until leasing a retail space it could call its own, where it continued to thrive until finding “a home for hope” on its current 10 acre campus in Tomball, Texas — a fast-growing community in northwest Houston.
In October 2020, Pastor Mike Ayers transitioned from The Brook staff after 25 years of ministry. The Elders began a pastor search, formed a pastor search team, conducted interviews and reviewed candidates, resulting in the nomination of Pastor Jim Botts.  In May 2021, Pastor Jim Botts was confirmed as the next Lead Pastor of The Brook Church, and the church continued to live out its vision of being real people, finding real Hope, in this real world.

In March 2022, Pastor Jim Botts felt a call to step into a new season of ministry. In God’s perfect timing, the Brook Church staff and Elder teams walked into a new season praying and planning, and a new search for a lead pastor began.

A Church United

In August 2022, The Brook called Robby Pollard to be its lead pastor. Robby was pastoring Village Park Church in the neighboring community of Spring — where Mike and Tammy had originally planted The Brook. The Elder teams from both churches began to pray and seek God’s will — and what has transpired is a story that only God could write.

In September 2022, Village Park Church and The Brook Church united as one family, with Robby as lead pastor, and The Brook continues to live out its mission of making disciples and realizing its vision of real people, finding real Hope, in the real world with a renewed spirit. We invite you to come visit The Brook and become a part of all God is doing in His church.

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!" Psalm 107:1