In 2001 our Lead Pastor, Jeff Little, began dreaming of starting a church where people like you could begin a relationship with Jesus and see their lives built on the foundation of the Bible. The dream was to start a church that was life-giving, spirit-filled and would emphasize reaching people and building lives.
In August of 2002, that dream became reality as a team of 32 people gathered in the ballroom of a Holiday Inn. It was a time of anticipation and prayer. Pastor Jeff and that initial Milestone group focused on building genuine friendships with people who needed Jesus through neighborhood associations, coaching sports and serving in the community.
The dream was developing. In October of 2002, we began meeting at Indian Springs Middle School in Keller for our formal launch as a church and to be more centrally located in our community. The simple style of life-giving messages, passionate worship and a commitment to building authentic relationships allowed Milestone Church to grow steadily. During the first two years, more than a third of Milestone's growth came from people beginning a new relationship with Jesus Christ.
After two and a half years of being a portable church in a school cafeteria, we leased our first permanent facility off of Willis Lane in Keller. It was at this location that we were able to develop and establish our dynamic children and youth services.
We quickly outgrew the Willis Lane facility, maxing it out with multiple weekend services, parking lot challenges and a growing need for classroom space for our children and youth. God provided an incredible solution with our current facility in the heart of Keller!
We purchased our first facility at 801 Keller Parkway and soon after began an expansive remodel to represent our desire to serve and care for our community. Part of the remodel included the KidzBlast Play Zone, a two-story slide and tube jungle gym! Our new children's rooms allowed for increased security, and outfitted a 400-seat student auditorium for Elevate, our rapidly growing student ministry.
Our grand opening at 801 Keller Parkway was April 11, 2009, Easter Weekend. As we created space, we watched God add 600+ people in the first 6 months. From 2009 to 2013 Milestone grew to over 3,000 people attending our weekend services. Then, in June of 2013, God had another exciting step for Milestone. Our first satellite campus launched in McKinney, TX and Milestone became one church in two locations. From 2013 to 2016 we continued to grow to over 4,000 people and we knew it was time for another big step - and on January 10th, 2016 we broke ground on new church home!
Even with our growth, we have never lost site of our original dream. You will never be a number at Milestone! We are known as the friendly church, and there's a reason why. We know that God deeply cares for you as an individual and so do we. This carries over into everything we do at Milestone. We offer contemporary, Biblically driven worship services that are alive with energy and creativity as well as excellent and exciting children's and student ministries. And yes, we’re still as friendly as the first day we met.