Generations Church is a group of Christ-followers who enjoy and embrace a real & relevant style of ministry!
Where We’ve Been
Generations Church launched on November 4, 2006 with a VISION to reconcile people to Jesus and close the gaps between the generations in church ministry. Pastor Ed said, “In considering pioneering a church in Lubbock (my home town) my thoughts were . . . Another church in Lubbock? Why? The Lord gave me a resounding YES because my calling and gifting has always been to win the lost.” The very first weekend Generations Church met, we had an outreach in a park in an under-privileged part of Lubbock. That day we saw nine people commit their lives to Christ for first time. We have continued to see more people receive God’s love outside our four walls than we have inside them.
In November of 2007, because our congregation had grown, we moved our services to the Science Spectrum. Our Congregation continued to grow as we met there on Sunday mornings and continued our midweek home meetings for over a year.
In February of 2009, the Lord answered our prayers for a space of our own, and we moved into 3838 50th Street. From this location, we had many wonderful opportunities to reach out and touch the city of Lubbock.
In September of 2014, we purchased and owned our first building at 5201 University! We are so excited to see what God will do in and through us in the future. He has given us a physical structure to minister in but we are most excited to see Him build His church, which is US, His people! We have had the joy of continuing to reach outside our church building with the added bonus of a neighborhood of churches who want to build God’s kingdom together.
Where We’re Going- Our Vision
TOUCH THE CITY
In our outreaches we strive to touch the hearts of those who need to know that Jesus loves them and cares for them. We uncompromisingly preach the good news of Jesus every time the doors are open. To date, we have held several yearly events such as Block Party Outreaches, Fall Festival, Servolution, and our Restoration Ministry to our neighborhood.
TEACH THE NATION
Because of the invitations and gifting of our lead pastor, we are empowered to go when opportunities arise to fulfill the Great Commission. For instance, we send teams to Mardi Gras and Hollywood yearly to share their testimonies on the streets. Our Pastor, Ed Ainsworth, speaks in many schools across the nation on the subject of sexual purity.
TRAIN THE WORLD
Pastor Ed takes individuals and groups on yearly mission trips. Some examples of these are his trips to Mongolia , Transnistria, Romania, Czech Republic, Africa and other locations to train leaders because we know that you when you reach the leader you reach the people.
“One generation shall praise your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts” Psalm 145:4
When our Pastors were called to pioneer Generations Church, God impressed this scripture on Pastor Ed's heart. It is the mission of Generations Church to bridge the gap between generations in our congregation. We desire to see all ages serving alongside one another to build the kingdom of God. We want to build a PEOPLE who will go Make A Difference in their world.
Meet The Team
Ed Ainsworth - Senior Pastor
Ed entered Bible school in 1978. Soon after, he joined a church staff as Youth Pastor. He has enthusiastically served as Youth or Lead Pastor ever since. For 20 years, he has been a popular speaker to schools and churches across America on sexual purity. Today he is not only, our Lead Pastor, but an Associate Trainer with Leadership Institute, traveling the world to train local pastors in developing countries.
Connie leads Gen Girls Women's Ministry, and she and Ed lead our marriage ministry, "Committed Couples. She preaches and teaches as the need arises and fulfills the church's administrative duties as well. Some of Connie's most endearing qualities are an ever-ready laugh, unwavering faith and unfailing mercy for those in need. She and Ed have 3 grown children who are "Married With Children"
Generations Kid Director
Lacey is our Generation Kids Director and the Leader of Awanas, a scripture memory program for children 3 year old through 5th grade. At 19, she was called to ministry and has passionately sought to share the Gospel since. Lacey is married with 2 little girls. As a mom and a friend she is generous with her time and life and treats everyone with an open heart.