Galileo Church

Quirky church for spiritual refugees. Who would Jesus love?

Our missional priorities:
1. We do justice for LGBTQ+ humans, and support the people who love them.
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.
5. We do whatever it takes to share this good news with the world God still loves.

Trying to find us IRL?
Mail here: 6563 Teague Road, Fort Worth TX 76140
Worship here: 5860 I-20 service road, Fort Worth 76119, 5 pm Sundays

and... action! Galileo makes movies!

“What is church?” we asked around Galileo Church, and here’s what we heard: “In Christ there is no longer Jew or Gentile, enslaved person or free person, male and female. For all of you are one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). Thanks be to God. Concept, filming, and editing by Lithium Creative Media.

Jesus spent his life looking for people who were hungry, and he fed them. Sometimes it was the yummy kind of food, sometimes it was food for the spirit, and sometimes it was both. Shouldn't we do the same? Film by Salt, script by Katie Hays.

Galileo co-conspirators Missy and Ryan testified before the Texas State Senate against "bathroom bills", summer 2017.

Galileo co-conspirator, and founder/president of Trans-Cendence Int'l, Finn Jones testifies before the Texas State Senate against "bathroom bills", summer 2017.

Galileo Church expresses its welcome for all, including LGBTQ friends, because God has welcomed everyone. Filmed by Alyssa Felkins and Lance Pape. Edited by Alyssa Felkins. Scored by Paul Demer. Script by Ryan Felber.

Before Obergefell, clergy were invited to voice support for marriage equality. Here's what our pastor said.

Here's an introduction to Galileo Church when it was only a gleam in the pastor's eye. 

At a marriage equality rally in Dallas on the eve of the Supreme Court hearings (15.04.27), Rev. Dr. Katie Hays was granted 90 seconds to explain our church's support of justice for LGBTQ people.

In Fall 2014, on the eve of the Fifth Circuit Court hearings on marriage equality, we went to Dallas for our first marriage equality rally - ever! The organizers of the rally wanted to hear a voice from the suburbs, but these voices were in short supply that night.

Joel Brown - one of the original co-conspirators of Galileo Church - tells our story at the 2014 Stone-Campbell Dialogue at Abilene Christian University.

We like to party (a lot). We also like to roller skate. Sometimes, we like to combine the two. Movie by Marissa Colley.

Summer Camp at Disciples Crossing. Where you can dance with your friends. (Note: This video is from 2014, information about this year’s camp can be found on our Facebook page!)

The first time Katie spoke really publicly about LGBT inclusion was this sermon - preached to a few hundred ministers at our denominational event early on a Monday morning. On Tuesday, we would face a vote concerning the inclusion of LGBTQ people in our church's worship, work, and leadership. You'll be able to guess how Katie voted.