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About Our Church

In 2015, Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church celebrated 100 years of being blessed, and allowing that blessing to flow through us to bless others. Our history is a story of transformation. We matured from a congregation that was an object of mission to immigrants and refugees fleeing the Mexican Revolution into a community with a core mission to transform our neighborhood together with our ministry partners, the House of Neighborly Service (HNS) and SA Time Dollar.

 

We were founded by Harry Phillips, who came to San Antonio, TX as a refugee fleeing the violence of the Mexican Revolution. Discovering many other refugees here, he began a Sunday School in an abandoned building on Austin St. near the old Sunset Station, by the railroad tracks that brought new Mexican refugees to the city. Today, together with our ministry partners we provide emergency assistance, parenting education, home cooked meals and activities for senior citizens, after school programs for children 5-18, application and scholarship assistance for college, a community garden and gardening education among other community programs.

 

We are committed to working alongside our neighbors break the cycles of poverty and ignorance and open up the abundance of life that we know in Jesus Christ.