What to Expect?

Discovering my refuge church

At TRC, we believe visiting a new church can be an adventure. We want to ensure that your first visit at the refuge church will be a personal, practical and spiritual smashing success! In short, we want you to genuinely enjoy connecting with us and with God.

Come expecting a fresh encounter with God and His wonderful Holy Spirit! Come expecting to be welcomed, loved, inspired, blessed and to meet a whole lot of friendly people. Come expecting the Bible to come alive to you. Come expecting to receive whatever God has for your life. Feel free to join in and worship freely with us.

Below are some Q&A’s that will help you prepare to be our guest this Sunday.

what kind of church is the refuge church?

We are a Bible based New Testament Christian church. We are an Acts 2 (Acts 2:1-47) Apostolic Pentecostal church serving Wylie and the surrounding lake cities. The refuge church has been in Wylie since 1958 with our senior pastor & wife leading the TRC family for nearly 20 years.

what time do services start & end?

We want you to know you are welcome to arrive or leave service at any time you choose should the need arise. Service schedules are as follows…


  • 10-11am children’s classes (Sunday School)
  • 10:30-11am adult sanctuary class
  • 11am regular full worship service for all ages (music, singing, worship, preaching & prayer)


  • 7-7:30pm prayer meeting in sanctuary
  • 7:30pm music, singing, worship, Word & prayer in sanctuary; student classes & children’s church (done by 9pm)

are the services dead & boring?

At TRC you are guaranteed to experience lively, Spirit-filled services. While no two services are the same, our church services are filled with lively music, worship, singing and the preaching or teaching of the Bible. We offer prayer, hope and spiritual support for anyone who desires it. We believe that church should be uplifting, hope-filled, exciting, life changing, fun and NEVER dead or boring. Most of all, we want to create an atmosphere of faith where everyone can feel the Holy Spirit and learn from the Word of God.

is the music lousy?

Our music is a wonderful blend of both traditional and contemporary Christian worship songs. You will find that our live musicians, singers and worship leaders all endeavor to help us magnify God. None of our musicians and singers seeks to merely perform or hold a concert, but they strive to lead our congregation into the presence of God. By the way, none of us here at TRC like lousy music either.

is the preacher boring?

TRC is an atmosphere of lively and exciting preaching and teaching. You will find that the preaching and teaching at TRC is Bible based and full of passion. Whether it is our senior pastor, a guest speaker or one of our associate pastors preaching or teaching, the Bible will be presented to you in a way that you can be easily understood and applied to your life. If you are looking for a 6 foot icicle behind the pulpit, TRC is the wrong place for you.

where should I park?

Our parking pastor and team will welcome you into our parking lot with waves and smiles and direct you to one of our guest parking spots. We have many places designated for guest parking, special needs, seniors, families with little ones & babies, as well as parking for expectant mothers.

what should I wear?

Come as you are. BAM! It’s that easy. You will find people at TRC dressed from “dressy”, “business casual” to “very casual” in our church family.

what are the people like?

No perfect people are allowed at TRC. Whew! That means all the rest of us can feel at home. The people who make up the TRC family are just like you. You will find a wonderful mixture of people at TRC.

People from various ethnicities and backgrounds at various ages and stages of life make up our refuge church family of faith. People at various ages and stages of life make up our church family. We love it this way!

Our people are loving and friendly and all have one thing in common; we are all excited to see YOU! Residents from various cities and towns including Wylie, Sachse, Murphy, Garland, Rowlett, Nevada, Lavon, Campbell, Wolfe City, Emory and more make up our congregation.

We would love to connect with you this Sunday!