September 10, 2017
by Steve Sanchez

Hurricane Harvey: Chick-Fil-A to the Rescue

THIS AMAZING PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY A MAN WHO CALLED CHICK-FIL-A WITH THIS ORDER: “Two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg—and a boat.”

How did this come about? I was hoping to find out the back story, and I did.

In an interview with the morning show, Good Morning America, J. C. Spencer explained what happened to him and his wife during the flood and how America’s favorite chicken restaurant got involved: “Monday morning we realized we had to evacuate; we had to get out of there. And, so, I called Chick-Fil-A—now, that sounds kind of funny—but I ordered two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg—and a boat. And can you believe the manager, one of the managers of Chick-Fil-A? She sent her husband to pick us up, and we are so grateful and so thankful.

“That is incredible,” GMA host Amy Robach exclaimed, “…I know you loaded your possessions onto the boat, and there wasn’t a lot of room for you and [your wife] Karen to get in; so, all of a sudden, some Jet Skis showed up.”

“So Karen jumped on the back of the Jet Ski and I jumped on the back of another one and they evacuated us to higher ground and we are ever so grateful.”

In addition to their extremely polite and friendly service, apparently Chick-Fil-A is also in the rescuing business. Perhaps this is on the “Secret Menu”? Continue Reading

August 25, 2017
by Steve Sanchez

The Teddy Trillion Six Year Anniversary!

THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED on August 25, 2011, so I edited it a little to bring it up to date.

It’s been six years since we introduced these original tracts. (Read to the end for a special free offer.)

No other church has these; you can only get ’em at Hope Chapel, Hermosa Beach, CA. (and at Community Church of the Hills): The new Teddy Trillion Gospel tract!

That’s right. Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th President (1901–1909), is the latest famous figure to grace the front side of these wildly popular money tracts. Of course, he’s famous for saying, “Speak softly, and carry a big…TRACT!!!

We ran out of our Million Dollar Bill Gospel tracts (we ordered 2 1/2 million). So, with permission from Living Waters Ministries, and with the skills of our church’s talented graphic artist, Mike Faye (adapting Dale Jackson’s work), we came up with this new one and ordered 2,026,000 of these.

Now here’s the special offer: Continue Reading

August 7, 2017
by Steve Sanchez

The Horrible Incident at Stripes

SOMETHING HORRIBLE happened at our local Stripes convenience store: I gave the Gospel to three teens.

One of the teens went home and told his mom that I said he was going to Hell. This is something I rarely say, and I didn’t say to these teens. 99.9% of the time I ask this question: “If you died today, would you go to Heaven or Hell?”

Here is a similar conversation I had with a gaggle of giggling girls a few years back:

Well, the mom got mad and posted my name on Facebook saying that I told her son that he was going to Hell,  among other untrue things. Locals in our small town read the post and made all sorts of false accusations against me. Here’s a sample:

“He told me the same thing, too.”

“He doesn’t like gays.”

“He hangs out at the high school three or four times a week and evangelizes.”

“He scolded me for wearing my cheerleader outfit, saying that men will lust after me.” Continue Reading

July 31, 2017
by Steve Sanchez

Celebrating 12 Years of Recovery Today!

Yes. That’s right. I’ve been a Christian for almost 27 years and a pastor for over 20, yet 12 years ago I gave up something that I held on to for a long time.


Furthermore, eight years ago I was an active member of A.A.

How could this be? Have I been the biggest hypocrite in the world? How is it I became sober just 12 years ago and yet have pastored for over 20?
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July 26, 2017
by Steve Sanchez

Wanna Help Support the Sanchez Family in Texas?

I’m only posting this because some people have asked how they might help out….

The gracious and generous people of Community Church of the Hills supports 2/3 of my salary. The other third comes out of a “Designated Fund” at Hope Chapel Hermosa Beach which ends in July of 2018. My wife works as a bus driver for the Johnson City ISD and I start my new bus driving job at the end of August at the Dripping Springs ISD to provide medical benefits for my family.

We have also been beset with numerous financial setbacks and medical issues that have caused some financial strain. Our church is growing very slowly and the reality is that we may always be a small church like 90% of American churches. (Read why it’s all about the numbers here.)

If you’d like to help our family directly,  you can send a (non-tax-deductible) “love gift” to:

The Sanchez Family
P.O. Box 1441
Johnson City, TX. 78636

If you want to help support our church, (these offerings will help our fellowship, but not specifically our family), then you can send your tax-deductible offerings to:

Community Church of the Hills
212 Klett Ranch Road
Johnson City, TX. 78636

Thank you!!!