People telling stories of Jesus changing lives through them.

We are 5twelve City Church.

life-giv·ingˈlīf-ˌgiviNG |(adjective)giving or having power to give life and spirit: invigorating.

Why 5twelve? It’s the Austin area code (512) and the verse behind the church is 1 John 5:12, “Whoever has the Son has life.”

We are a life-giving church that desires to reach Austinites and improve the quality of life in the city.

Whether you’re new to the city or you have loved it for years, you’ll feel right at home here! 


What We Believe.

We believe in God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

The Bible as the Word of God.


What We Believe is Well Described in This Age-Old


I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.

Your View of God Determines How Well You Live.

God is Life.
We believe that all things, both seen and unseen, are creatively designed by God. All has come to exist through His infinite power, and thus intrinsically reflects His glory and nature to the broad world (fulfilling its intended purpose).
God is Love.
We believe that love is central to His character and His interaction with those He’s created. His love reached its pinnacle in expression through the grace-filled gift of His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus took upon Himself all of humanity’s unfaithfulness (sin)​ so that each could be found reconciled (faithful) in relationship to their Creator, through faith in Jesus Christ..
God is Light.
We believe that truth and the divine purpose for humanity are illuminated within each believer by the Spirit (presence) of God. The Spirit is an intimate rendering of heavenly wisdom, empowerment, and presence to fulfill the purposes and plans of God (both general and specific).
Meet some of the Leaders.

Jurie & Karin Kriel

Jurie and Karin have been leaders in full-time ministry for the past 19 years. They believe that communicating God’s word – in such a way that is not only understood but remembered, and not just remembered but applied – is key to changing the world. Jurie and Karin have been married for 16 years and have two boys, Joshua and Ethan

JP & Izaan Roos

South-African-born JP and Izaan have felt God calling them to Austin, Texas to be part of the team to plant an urban church in downtown Austin. JP has been in full-time ministry for 12 years, fulfilling various roles in ministry and management. Izaan is a Physical Therapist by trade with a passion to see the church grow. JP and Izaan are newlyweds and have a love for adventure racing and the great outdoors

We Love