Our Story

In November of 2013, while serving on staff at St. Johns Downtown in Houston Texas, Keith and Jessica saw God’s vision for a new church—one that would be a safe place to challenge, excite, and nurture the entire family and become a community that lived for God through faithfulness and service.

In July of 2016, the Vision became a reality when they invited family and friends to gather and pray in Missouri City. What God revealed was the need for a place where all persons could come together without fear of judgement while experiencing the love of God and hearing the life-changing Truth through the message of Jesus Christ. This moment of community marked the beginning of One Life.

One Life’s Vision is to be a Church where all persons can connect and grow with God and each other

Welcome to One Life!


Thank you so much for visiting One Life Church where we believe all persons are one in Christ. As you get to know all about us, I wanted to take some time to tell you just a little about myself. Most people call me Pastor Keith and I am the blessed husband of Mrs. Jessica Somerville. In 2016, I was ordained as an Elder in full connection through the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. What that means is that along with my call to ministry by God, I am formally educated and connected to thousands of men and women around the world who are accountable to one another to care for God’s people.

I am a graduate of Morehouse College and the Interdenominational Theological Center (Gammon Seminary) with a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling and served as a Chaplain of Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston Medical Center). Before called to start One Life Church, I served full-time as the Senior Pastor of Calvary-Houston UMC, Asst. Pastor St. Johns Downtown UMC (Houston Texas), and as an Associate Minister of Ray of Hope Christian Church (Decatur GA). I have also served as the President of the Trinity Gardens Civic Group, Co-Founder of One Voice Inc., published the devotional series “Today I Will”, and Board Chair Emeritus of the Wesley Foundation at Texas Southern University. I look forward to meeting you and I hope you prayerfully consider becoming a part of our life at One Life.

What a joy it is to be able to share with you some of what is happening in our lives. As you get to know all about who we are, I wanted to take some time to tell you just a little about myself. I am a native of Nacogdoches, Texas and have resided in Houston, Texas since 2001. My background and passion is in education, dance and family. I have a strong desire to build Community which has led to collaboration with a number of companies and serve in several leadership roles including former Manager of the Houston Aeros Hockey Sonic Boom dance team, a member of Young Professionals for Children group with Child Advocates-Houston, and Co-Founder of One Voice Inc.

I am currently blessed to not only serve in ministry with my husband, but I am the activities and curriculum Director at the Cullen Adult Day-Hab Center in Houston Texas.

I received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Houston and was Captain of the University of Houston Cougar Dolls. I have also taught within the Houston Independent School District and have a TExES 4-8 Generalist certification. In 2015, I received my Executive Masters of Business Administration Degree at Texas Woman’s University with a focus on procurement and contracts. I am excited about what God is doing in your life and can’t wait to meet you!