LINC Houston is a network of local churches that have joined together in a common mission to impact the city of Houston with the love of Christ.

In May 2001, a group of pastors and lay leaders came together to discuss the great opportunities and challenges our church faces in reaching the urban, multi-cultural and ethnic diversity of our city. Out of this meeting a strategic partnership of local congregations was born, the purpose of which was to be a catalyst for creating new ministries in urban Houston and to support urban ministry in existing congregations.

LINC Houston is led by our Board of Directors which provides governance and guidance for the ministry.  Rev. Mark Junkans has served as LINC's Executive Director since we began in 2002, and Rev. Dr. David Kim has served as LINC's Mission Director since 2007.

LINC-Houston is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, a mission agency of the Texas District - LCMS and a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

What We Do

Since we began in 2002, LINC Houston has facilitated the planting of over 50 new churches, trained over 300 leaders for ministry and served the needs of over 80,000 individuals a year who live in the Greater Houston Area. We have also helped startup many new organizations around the world to carry our the mission of restoring our cities to God.  

Glocal Mission - Church Planting and Leadership Development


LINC Houston is a mission organization that sees the need for new and healthy faith communities across the city among our ethnic and urban neighborhoods.  We plant new churches that are self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propogating.

Through Glocal Mission, our mission department, we train leaders to make disciples who seek the lost, disciple the saved and multiply ministries throughout their communities. 

Click here to learn more about LINC Houston's mission work.

New City Incubation

LINC Houston helps grow new mission organizations in other major metropolitan areas through our unique incubation process.  We begin work in new cities with local congregations and community leaders to organize strategic partnerships and resources to begin better reach their own city with the Gospel.  This process includes pre-development work, on-site organizing and training, selection and hiring of the City Director and direct support of the new effort.  These new citywide organizations are currently in the incubation process.

LINC Los Angeles     • LINC Bay Area     • LINC Milwaukee

Click here to learn more about how your city can become a LINC city.

LINC National Network

The LINC National Network is a network of organizations that share the common goal of Restoring our Cities to God through Jesus Christ.  These organizations, while working in very different contexts, share a passion to reach the lost and see their cities transformed.  Our collective mission is unique - raising up grassroots leaders to plant new ministries and transform their communities.

The LINC National Network includes:

• LINC Austin   • LINC Baltimore   • LINC Bay Area   • LINC DC   • LINC Houston   • LINC Los Angeles
• LINC Milwaukee   • LINC New Orleans   • LINC North Texas   • LINC Rochester   • LINC San Antonio
• LINC Twin Cities   • Building Hope In The City - Cleveland