Galileo Church

Quirky church for spiritual refugees. Who would Jesus love?

Weekly worship, Sundays at 5 p.m.
at the Big Red Barn
5860 Interstate 20 service road
Fort Worth 76119
(use the zip code in your GPS for accuracy)

Mail comes here: 6563 Teague Road, Fort Worth, TX 76140

Contact us: 817-773-3147 | info@galileochurch.org

Our missional priorities:
1. We do justice for LGBTQ+ humans.
2. We do kindness for people with mental illness and in emotional distress, and celebrate neurodiversity.
3. We do beauty for our God-Who-Is-Beautiful.
4. We do real relationship, no bullshit, ever.

Our “It Gets Better” group, launched in late 2015, creates safe space for older teens and young adults to talk with each other about LGBT+ identities. At “It Gets Better” young people can share with friends who know what it’s like to discover and declare their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

We believe every person should have every chance to grow into the whole, healthy person they are intended to be. Galileo Church does not seek to change anyone’s sexual orientation or gender identity, and we do not recruit for our church from the group.

“It Gets Better” meets once a month in a private room in a Mansfield public space. You must be recommended by a school counselor, one of the group leaders, or another member of the group. If you’re 18+ we’ll do a background check after you’ve attended one meeting.

When you’re referred to the group, email us for time and place.

Each meeting starts with a topic, like “talking to parents” or “coming out at school.” But the conversation goes wherever the group needs it to go.

Two trained leaders facilitate conversation and maintain the group covenant. They’re not counselors; just guides so the group members can help each other. Ros Evans and Travis A. Weber are the best leaders we could have hoped for:

Ros is a Ph.D. student at UTA who studies social work. Her specialty is creating welcome for LGBTQ+ people who need help. Her love for Ninja Turtles led her to bring home a pet turtle named Sirena, or "Mermaid" in Spanish.

Ros is a Ph.D. student at UTA who studies social work. Her specialty is creating welcome for LGBTQ+ people who need help. Her love for Ninja Turtles led her to bring home a pet turtle named Sirena, or "Mermaid" in Spanish.

Travis is a Ph.D. student at TCU who studies pastoral counseling. His specialty is helping people through their deepest hurts. He has a new little baby named Elora, and he wants the world to love her for whoever she turns out to be.

Travis is a Ph.D. student at TCU who studies pastoral counseling. His specialty is helping people through their deepest hurts. He has a new little baby named Elora, and he wants the world to love her for whoever she turns out to be.

“It Gets Better” does not offer counseling or one-on-one help. We recommend resources for needs that come up in the group: for counseling, for emergency shelter, for crisis help, for future planning and more. Check out our Resource Guide here.

Email us for more information. Read this article about the C.D.C.'s report concerning the suffering LGBTQ+ kids endure in high school. And click here for a little more information about “It Gets Better.”

© 2013 Galileo Church