Pastor and Staff
Pastor Tommy & Cyndie Wilborn
- Moved to Lake Travis Area in Austin in 1992
- Have been ministering 20 years in Lake Travis area
- Co-founded Fellowship of Lake Travis Church in 1993
- “Fellowship” (of Lake Travis Church) started in a home for several weeks
- “Fellowship” eventually relocated Lake Travis Elementary in 1995-1997
After Pastor Tommy Wilborn returned from a 14 day mission trip in Argentina providence visiting the cities of Buenos Aires, La Plata and San Nicolas, Tommy felt the Lord’s calling to minister to not only “The City of Lakeway’s” community on Sundays, but also across Hwy 620 neighborhoods of Apache Shores and Cardinal Hill’s on Wednesday evenings. Apache shores was located within three miles of the existing church plant “Fellowship of Lake Travis”. After several weeks of low attendance on Wednesday evening services in Apache shores, Pastor Tommy was led to provide a Sunday Morning services to optimize attendance and his commitment to the Apache Shores neighborhood by planting a new church that could care for the felt needs of the community. This new leap of faith conflicted with the original church plant pastoral scheduling at “Fellowship of Lake Travis” due to the Wilborn’s beginning the new church plant “River Outreach” in the Apache Shores community center which soon outgrew its facility and relocated to the Lake Travis Middle School gymnasium and changed the name to “River In the Hills Church”.
The church relocated to the newly constructed Lakeway Activity center in 2002. Pastor Wilborn would later plant a newer church with a more permanent location that could be utilized on a daily basic for church events in Lakeway Plaza shopping center called “Grace Outreach Family Church”. Recently in March of 2010, a newly owned facility was purchased by “Grace Outreach Family Church” which also became affiliated with the Assemblies of God denomination. Grace Outreach Family Church is currently working towards meeting the needs of the community and businesses. Grace Outreach provides a variety of classes, teaching and friendships right where they are, at any age, and integrates them in valuable relationships with other members.
Pastor Tommy is a visionary and strategist whose calling is to pursue the planting of the next generation of churches in North Texas and the surrounding Austin area. Pastor Tommy is currently working toward using the latest Internet technology to connect various churches with people to their local community’s across Texas. Tommy is in the progress of completing his certification in church development with “Life Church” at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. The short-term goal is to life coach 100 pastors in North Texas and beyond in 2010. He also plans to help, support, educate and assist new church plant pastors and their families to further the kingdom of God. If you believe your desire is to join the activity of God, please speak with Pastor Tommy for more details in which you to can be involved and fulfill your calling.
Travis was born and raised in the Lake Travis area and graduated from Lake Travis High School as a “lifer,” as they call students that spend all 12 grades in the Lake Travis school system. He later graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Architecture and finished his college career as a 4-Time All American in Track and Field. While he did not attend church during his younger years, Travis found Christ while in college by simply reading a Bible that he had been given by a friend. Although he was technically “saved”, it was a number of years before his heart “softened” for ministry, which was when he found Grace Outreach Church. After 4 years at Grace Outreach he met and married his beautiful wife, Kristen, who now also serves on the Grace Outreach church staff. He has been Youth Pastor and Worship leader at Grace Outreach since 2004.