5twelve City Church

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! 




People telling stories
of Jesus changing lives
through them.
Welcome to
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! 


Meet The Team:

Jurie Kriel
Lead Pastor
Email: jurie@5twelve.church

About Jurie

Originally from beautiful South Africa, Jurie Kriel is now based in Austin Texas where he is innovating and leading the 5twelve City Church plant in Downtown Austin. The church’s mission is to reach a 90% unchurched urban core by reimagining church for the next generation. He also leads a global initiative with Movement.org called NXT Move, which seeks to gather the next generation of urban focused Gospel leaders and catalyze a global turnaround in reaching the world’s cities for Christ. Jurie is married to his wife of 18 years, Karin, and has two boys, Josh (13) and Ethan (10), who are continually teaching him more than he could ever hope to teach them.
Karin Kriel
Worship & Leader
Email: karin@5twelve.church

About Karin

Karin is a fun-loving communicator at heart. Passionate in her pursuit of His purposes, she serves in the teaching and worship ministries at 5twelve City Church. Karin has been leading alongside her husband Jurie for the past 20 years ranging from youth and student ministries, to multi campus leadership and women’s ministry. Her two boys Josh 13, and Ethan 10, are a constant inspiration to her. It is with an energetic expectation that Karin longs to see the city of Austin, the US and the nations, come to see the LIFE that God has intended for them to live in.
JP Roos
Pastoral Care
Email: JP@5twelve.church

About JP

JP was born and bred in a small city in the heart of the farming region of South Africa. He gave is life to God at a young age thanks to parents that truly served God. After finishing a degree in accounting, he became more aware of God’s calling to serve the Church and has been ministering full-time ever since. He and his wife Izaan left family, friends and career and moved to Austin in January of 2018 to help establish 5twelve City Church. They love the outdoors, being active and good food! But more than that they live to obey God and see His kingdom established in the urban core of Austin. Seeing people discover who they are in God is their ultimate passion.
Kasey Hatfield
Women’s Ministry
Email: kasey@5twelve.church

About Kasey

Kasey was born and raised in sunny California. She worked as an emergency room nurse both in Los Angeles and New York City for several years before making the choice to stay home to manage the Hatfield household. When she is not shuttling her three children around town, you will often find her laughing around a table with friends. She has a heart for God and a true passion for women’s ministry.
Ross Phillips
Production & Worship
Email: rossphillips@5twelve.church

About Ross

Ross is a musician, entrepreneur, teacher, and co-leader at the 5twelve City Church plant based in Downtown Austin, TX. He has a heart for bringing together Austin’s creative capital in a space where individuals are free to serve the Kingdom of God with their gifts. Ross believes that we are truly fulfilled when we submit to one another in love as we submit to God’s calling on our life. He loves his beautiful wife, Cheyanne, and has 4 amazing children: Remington, Eden, Noble, and Haven, with whom he is well pleased.
Cheyanne Phillips
5twelve Kids
Email: cheyanne@5twelve.church

About Cheyanne

Coming Soon.

Sarah Jo Smith
Email: sarahjo@5twelve.church

About Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo is an Administrative Assistant for 5twelve. She and her family (husband – Alan, daughter – Eilonwy) have been with 5twelve since the second or third Share Life Tuesday, early in 2018, and they love it here! Sarah Jo is an avid reader, especially favoring mysteries and detective stories, and she’s a firm advocate of the afternoon nap. In their time together, the Smith family enjoys movies, great food, and getting together with new and old friends.
Kristin Burkart
Assistant to Jurie Kriel
Email: kristin@5twelve.church

About Kristin

Kristin spent 10 years in the fitness/wellness industry before answering God’s call to stay home with her growing family. During that season she learned how to multitask in a whole new way. She’s a certified Holy Yoga instructor and loves all things organizational. When she’s not working on Jurie’s schedule, you can find her cooking, gardening or guzzling coffee.
What We Believe

What we believe is well described in this age-old Creed:

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 global church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

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

Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

The Bible as the Word of God

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.
God is Love
We believe that love is central to His character and His relationship with us. His love reached its pinnacle through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus bore the weight of sin so each of us could be found righteous and in relationship with our Creator.
God is Light
We believe that the divine purpose for every person is illuminated by God. The Spirit is an intimate rendering of heavenly wisdom, empowerment, and presence to fulfill the purposes and plans of God.