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An Evening with Dr. Louis Markos

Sunday March 22nd at 6:00pm

The Seven Virtues as Shown in
The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis,
and in
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Louis Markos, Professor in English & Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist U, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include Atheism on Trial, From Achilles to Christ, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis, Apologetics for the 21st Century, and From A to Z to Narnia with C. S. Lewis. These, and his novels, The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (in which his kids become part of Greek mythology and the Iliad and Odyssey), are available on his amazon author page.

Join us for An Evening with Dr. Louis Markos at Sienna Ranch
Sunday March 22nd at 6:00 pm.

Some of Our Past Events

Scams aimed at Seniors

How To Protect Seniors from Scams in a Scam-Filled World

Saturday, March 7th at 10:00am

Presented by Lynne Parsons from the Harris Co. District Attorney’s Office.
• Have you ever said "I would never fall for that" after hearing about a scam?
• Have you ever wondered what scam artists look like and what makes them tick?
• Who is most at risk? Is it our Seniors?
• Have you thought about ways to protect yourself against a scammer?

Come and see just what types of frauds are perpetrated on seniors in our community, what these scammers are about, and why they target certain people. Learn what type of action you can take to protect yourself or the seniors you love from falling into a scam by a scammer.

Special Needs Event with Sandra Peoples

Special Needs Ministry Event

Saturday, February 29th at 9:00am

Please Register to Attend

Register Now!

Amy Sherman - Kingdom Calling

Amy Sherman

Sunday, February 16th at 10:30am

Senior Fellow Amy L. Sherman, Ph.D., directs Sagamore Institute’s Center on Faith in Communities (CFIC). CFIC provides training, technical assistance, and consulting to faith-based and community based social service providers and to religious congregations desiring to invest more effectively in their neighborhoods. The author of six books and over 80 articles and essays, Sherman is founder and former executive director of Charlottesville Abundant life Ministries, a holistic, cross-cultural, whole-family, church-based outreach in an urban neighborhood of approximately 380 lower-income, single-parent families. Sherman’s most recent book, Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good, won recent honors as Christianity Today’s choice as Book of the Year in the Christian Living category. She is the author of various resource guides for community development practitioners, including The Charitable Choice Handbook for Ministry Leaders, The ABCS of Community Ministry: A Curriculum for Congregations; and Establishing a Church-based, Welfare-to-Work Mentoring Ministry: A Practical “How-to” Guide. Her articles and essays have also appeared in such magazines as The Public Interest, Policy Review, First Things, Christianity Today, Philanthropy, The American Enterprise, Reason, and Books & Culture. Sherman has led several major Sagamore research projects including the first major study of faith-based intermediary organizations; the largest national survey of Hispanic church-based community ministries in the U.S.; evaluations of the Christian Community Development Association and the Urban Youth Workers Institute; the largest survey ever of Christian women on their giving and volunteering patterns; and the development of FASTEN, the web’s largest clearinghouse of practical, educational materials and tools for organizations seeking the revitalization of their communities. Sherman earned her BA in Political Science at Messiah College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in international economic development from the University of Virginia. She volunteers as a Senior Fellow with the International Justice Mission and is a longtime member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA.

Chris Singleton

Chris Singleton Speaks on Forgiveness

Sunday, January 19th at 10:30am

Chris Singleton is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization as well as an inspirational speaker who has traveled the country passionately speaking to over 35,000 students. Chris has also spread his message through various different media outlets and has been featured on ESPN’s E:60, Sports Illustrated magazine, CNN, and USA Today. His mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was murdered along with eight other victims at Mother Emanuel AME church in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th 2015 by a white male who wanted to start a race related war in the United States. Chris inspired his city and the nation by forgiving the man who murdered his mother and stating that “Love is stronger than hate.” Chris inspires his audiences through his personal experiences of adversity and his belief that God can guide you through any storm you will ever pass.


Friday Night at the Movies

Friday, January 10th at 7:00pm

National headlines blazed the story: CHURCHGOERS GUNNED DOWN DURING PRAYER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in the church, 9 African Americans lay dead—leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. 48 hours later, in the midst of unspeakable grief and suffering, the families of the Emanuel 9 stood in court facing the killer … and offered words of forgiveness. Their demonstration of grace ushered the way for hope and healing across a city and the nation. The documentary weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath. EMANUEL is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, examining the healing power of forgiveness.

Due to the serious content of this documentary we advise that its viewing be for adults and older youth only. Childcare available starting at 6:45pm.

Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service 2019(2)

Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service

Tuesday, December 24th

Live Nativity

Live Nativity

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 8th at 6:00pm


Oliver Scott & Friends
Danielle Noonan
Stephanie Northcutt
The SRBC Children's Choir

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Harvest of Creativity

Sunday, November 3rd at 6:00pm

Expressing God's Creative Design

Come experience visual and performing arts including music, dance, cuisine, literature, photography, fine art and more.

All for the glory of God

The Peacemaker Conference

October 19, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm

Sp Needs Glo Party3

Special Needs Family Event

Saturday September 28th at 6:00pm

Registration is full and has been closed for children. Parents and Adult Caregivers are still invited to attend -- please register by clicking the button below.
Register Here

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An Evening with Dr. Louis Markos

Sunday September 15th at 6:00pm

In this talk, Dr. Louis Markos, based on his book From Achilles to Christ, offers a powerful argument as to why Christians should read closely and prayerfully the pagan literature of the Greeks and Romans. He reasons that Christianity is not the only truth, but the only complete truth, and that fragments of God’s Truth can therefore be found in pre-Christian literature that point forward to the coming (and full) revelation of Christ, the Bible, and the Church. Biblical examples for reading and examining non-Christian classics include the truth that caused the journey of the Magi, Paul’s speech at the Areopagus, and Jesus’ conversations with pagans. Learn to recognize God’s truth on display in the classics and in the world around you.

Louis Markos, Professor in English & Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist U, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include Atheism on Trial, From Achilles to Christ, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis, Apologetics for the 21st Century, and From A to Z to Narnia with C. S. Lewis. These, and his novels, The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (in which his kids become part of Greek mythology and the Iliad and Odyssey), are available on his amazon author page.

Join us for An Evening with Dr. Louis Markos at Sienna Ranch
Sunday September 15th at 6:00 pm.

An Evening of Jazz with Kyle Turner (2)

An Evening of Jazz with Kyle Turner

Sunday August 18th at 6:00pm

Kyle Turner is one of the most creative, innovative and accomplished musicians to come out of Houston. So we invited him to bring his saxophone and his band to Sienna Ranch, to play before The Audience of One, allowing us to listen in as he renders his best before the Lord Jesus Christ. Kyle’s God-given talents and abilities for music, and especially jazz, were nurtured at Jackson State University and Texas Southern University where he was honored with numerous awards. Following graduation he toured nationally and shared the stage with Luther Vandross, Regina Belle, Joe Sample, Bobby Lyle, Al Jarreau, Will Downing, Terence Blanchard, Eddie Levert and Kirk Whalum, just to name a few. Kyle has recorded six solo CD’s including “It’s Time”, “Wrapped Tight”, and his latest 2018 release “Kyle Turner Live”. He is the host of the radio show “The Jazz Club” which airs on weekday afternoons on KTSU 90.9 FM. He and a friend founded the Bayou City Music Group recording label. Kyle invests a great amount of his time teaching, developing, and mentoring young musicians. Due to his success as a musician and a music educator he has been honored 4 times by Who’s Who in Black Houston. It has been said about Kyle Turner: “as his music moves through his soul, his audiences embark on a spiritual journey”. Come and experience jazz as played before the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mom Heart - Fall 2019

Mom Heart Group

Back to School Cookout

Back-to-School Cookout

Wednesday, August 7th at 6:30pm

Father's Day at Sienna Ranch

The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him.
Proverbs 20:7

Happy Father’s Day!
Today we honor our earthly fathers.
After the worship service, the whole family can celebrate Dad by enjoying a cool, sweet, and colorful treat from Kona Ice!
(‘cause you know that Dad is also cool, sweet, and colorful!)

Coding & Animation

Coding & Animation for Kids

Wednesday Evenings in June
6:30 - 8:00pm
for Elementary Kids

Once again we've teamed up with Idea Lab ("rock your grey matter!") to offer these special classes for children. The kids will be coding to create their own animated characters and stories.



Church Picninc June 9th


Lasting Truth For Trending Questions
by Dr. Jeremiah J. Johnston

Wednesday Evenings 6:30-8:00
Beginning April 24th

Author Jeremiah Johnston here in person on April 24th and May 29th!

Dr. Johnston will be with us at Sienna Ranch Wednesday April 24th and Wednesday May 29th to discuss Unanswered with us in person. The BBC surveyed England asking why so many people were leaving the church. The number one answer they heard was: “the church will not answer my unanswered questions”. In America, the church fails to answer the unanswered questions because the church does not even know the questions that are being asked.

Dr. Jeremiah Johnston has traveled across the United States the past six years asking people to share with him their unanswered questions. After receiving over 4,000 questions he identified six reoccurring, trending questions. In his book Unanswered, Dr. Johnston tackles these six tough issues:

God on Mute: What Do I Do When God is Silent?
Body of Proof: Why Can I Trust the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus and How Does That Change Things Today?
My Invisible Disease: What Christians Must Understand About Suicide and Mental Health
Paranormalcy: Understanding Spiritual Darkness and the Paranormal Allure Among Americans and How To Escape It
Bible-ish Christianity: Why Most Christians Know Just Enough About The Bible To Be Dangerous
Becoming Job: Why Suffering, Me-centric Christianity, and a Concierge-God Don’t Mix

“We, as believers, must be aware the questions our culture is asking of our faith and we must be prepared to demonstrate why Christianity is believable, acceptable, worthy of our trust and obedience, and overall, a force for good in the world,” says Johnston. “The mission of Unanswered is to provide the essential training to transform and enrich believers who are committed to escape the tendency to offer trite answers to the unanswered questions of a skeptical world.”

Dr. Jeremiah J. Johnston is a New Testament scholar, apologist, and sought-after speaker at universities and churches. He completed his doctoral residency in Oxford and received his PhD from Middlesex University (UK). He also earned advanced degrees in theology from Acadia University and received his M.Div. at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Johnston has distinguished himself with publications in both popular and scholarly books and journals. He has appeared as a theological and culture expert on CBS This Morning, numerous network affiliate television stations, and repeatedly quoted in USA Today and their associated Faith and Reason blog.

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Mother's Day

Join us on Sunday, May 12th as we rejoice and honor Mothers! We'll have a photo booth and photographer available to capture your family's celebration and love; and a sweet treat for every Mom.

Spec Needs Event - Family Night 5-4-19

Special Needs Family Event

Saturday, May 4th 6:30 - 8:30pm

Celebrating Progresses, Social Time, Dinner, and Game Night

Many past attendees to our events have suggested that we have more time to meet each other and have social time to tell our stories and share information. That is exactly what we have planned for this next event!

Game night was a huge success last time for the children and young adults, so we are doing it again! Our youth pastor Rory and the youth group will be guiding the fun.

We will share good news on how our NEW WEBSITE is progressing and will include features that you have requested, such as links to resources and organizations, a Forum for questions and answers, a place to post your story, resources, book reviews, and more!

We also want to share how Spectrum Fusion is helping young adults on the Autism Spectrum find meaningful employment. We will have some video clips of presentations from the Reactor Room which brings community and business leaders together to mentor and network to find employment opportunities.

This will be an informative and social time with emphasis on Social and Fun.

Chuck Hendee
Chairman, Special Needs Ministry, Sienna Ranch Baptist Church

Please Register online ASAP so we can plan properly and provide enough food.
Event Cost: $10.00 per person to cover the food and refreshments.
You can pay at the door the night of event.

Register Now!


INTRO to Sienna Ranch

Sunday, April 28th 6:00 - 8:00pm

Join us for a great meal and a time to learn more about our church. You will have an opportunity to meet our staff and hear about the ministries and missions of our church.

Childcare will be provided for kids in elementary school and younger.

Register Now!

Good Friday 2019

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 19th at 6:00pm

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Lego Robotics for Elementary Kids

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00pm
April 3, 10, 17, and 24th

Space is limited, so please register early!

Register Now!

Ladies Tea 2019

Ladies Tea

We invite All Ladies, ages 12-112, to join us for an Afternoon Tea!
Dress up in your finest frilly attire, or come as you are -- it’s your choice!

Saturday, April 13th 2:00-4:00pm

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A Night of Music with V. Michael McKay

Sunday April 7th at 6:00pm

For more than a quarter of a century, V. Michael McKay has encouraged and inspired the world with majestic music, his gift from God and to God. The two time Dove Award winner and 2000 inductee into the Gospel Hall of Fame has been used by God to pen powerful musical declarations of faith and confident assurance in God's promises. His many compositions, including The Battle Is The Lord's, The Good Shepherd (both recorded by Yolanda Adams) , The Potters House (Tramaine Hawkins), All In His Hands (Florida Mass Choir), Broken But I'm Healed (Byron Cage), The Corinthian Song (Kathy Taylor), I'm Still Here (Albertina Walker), Oh Jesus (Dorothy Norwood) and Rest (For My Yoke Is Easy) have conveyed messages of comfort and blessed people everywhere. As a well-respected composer, conductor, clinician, speaker, and author, McKay has dedicated his life to loving God and loving one another through his life and music.

Join us for A Night of Music with V. Michael McKay at Sienna Ranch
Sunday April 7th at 6:00 pm.
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Punla Missions Night

Come see and hear how one family is making a difference in the Philippines

Sunday, March 24th 6:00-7:30pm


INTRO to Sienna Ranch

Sunday, March 3rd 6:00 - 8:00pm

Join us for a great meal and a time to learn more about our church. You will have an opportunity to meet our staff and hear about the ministries and missions of our church.

Childcare will be provided for kids in elementary school and younger.

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A Night In Narnia

Retelling the Christian Story:
C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

with Dr. Louis Markos

Sunday, February 24th 6:00-8:00pm

For the whole family!

Join us for a Night in Narnia! Dr. Louis Markos of HBU will entertain both young and old with a dramatic telling of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. At the conclusion of the skit, elementary-aged kids and younger will head to another area for fun and games while the Youth & Adults listen to Dr. Markos present an analysis and explication of all the deep Christian imagery and symbolism. After the analysis, enjoy dessert as Dr. Markos invites and encourages participation in a Q & A session.

Here’s the schedule for the evening:

6:00—6:30pmDinner for the whole family (burgers, chips, fruit)
6:30—7:00pmDramatic telling of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
7:00—8:00pmKids 5th grade & younger dismissed for fun and games (and cookies!)
7:00—7:30pmYouth & Adults hear Dr. Markos analyze the imagery and symbolism
7:30—8:00pmYouth & Adults have a Q & A session with Dr. Markos while enjoying dessert

This event is FREE, but we do need you to REGISTER by Friday, Feb. 22nd so we can plan appropriately for the dinner and childcare.

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Art Classes for Kids

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00pm
January 9, 16, 23 and 30

Space is limited, so please register early!

Spec Needs Event - Heidi Ham & Bingo

Special Needs Event

January 11, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
with Dr. Heidi Ham from Spectrum Fusion

Dr. Ham earned a Ph.D. in Psychology, specializing in autism, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She has worked with individuals with autism and their families in the United States, United Kingdom, Nigeria, and Australia. In 2006 she envisioned a community where individuals with autism could develop a sense of belonging and find their purpose. Spectrum Fusion works to improve the possibilities for individuals with autism. Partnering with universities, organizations, parents, employers, innovators, entrepreneurs and business experts, they seek to positively change the lives of adults with autism. Through innovative opportunities, they seek to help individuals with autism use their skills, interests, and strengths to reach their full potential. For more information, visit Spectrum Fusion’s website at As Dr. Ham discusses Spectrum Fusion and answers your questions, in another room of the church building we will have a Game Night for your loved ones. We will play Bingo and other games. It will be a fun time. Brandie Nickerson, our Special Needs coordinator, will oversee Game Night. Our Youth Minister Rory Dunson and several of our youth will be in attendance to interact and play as well. We ask that you register ahead of time for this event so that we have everything prepared for your arrival.

Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service

Christmas Eve Service

Live Nativity

Live Nativity

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas Concert 2018 a

Oliver Scott and Friends Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 2, 2018


INTRO to Sienna Ranch

Sunday, Dec. 9th 6:00 - 8:00pm

Join us for a great meal and a time to learn more about our church. You will have an opportunity to meet our staff and hear about the ministries and missions of our church.

Childcare will be provided for kids in elementary school and younger.

Friday Night at the Movies

Movie Night for Special Needs Families

(Plus anyone who wants to join in!)

Friday, November 16, 2018
"Incredibles 2"
Doors open at 6:30
Movie starts at 7:00pm

In a family-friendly setting, particularly a Special Needs Family-Friendly setting, watch the movie Incredibles 2 while enjoying hot dogs, popcorn, and snacks. You do NOT have to worry about your child getting up, shouting out, dancing in the aisles or whatever behavior you might typically worry about in public. It’s OK!!! We want you to relax and enjoy the night out with your whole family. This event is free.

Harvest of Creativity Nov 4

A Harvest of Creativity

Sunday, November 4, 2018
6:00 - 8:00pm

Emily & Max Colson - beach (framed)

A Night of Encouragement

for Families with
Special Needs Children

with Guest Speaker Emily Colson, author of Dancing with Max

Saturday, October 13, 2018
5:00 - 7:30pm

We invite you to attend our Worship Service on Sunday, October 14th at 10:30am to hear Emily Colson speak.

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Grove Norwood Aug. 26th

Transforming Prisons Inside and Out

Founder and CEO of
The Heart of Texas Foundation,
Grove Norwood, is speaking here
Sunday, August 26th at 10:30am

Moses and the Freedom Fighters

Moses and the Freedom Fanatics for Kids

Starting Sept 5th on Wednesday Nights for Elementary Kids

Directed by highly acclaimed opera singer and performer Stephanie Northcutt
Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm
September 5th-Oct 24th

Children K-5th will receive training in vocals, choreography, and costumes for the production of an exciting musical drama based on the story of Exodus. This rich story will come to life as children experience the story through music, scripture, and a whole lot of fun!

Mom Heart Group (website)

Mom Heart Group

Be refreshed together as moms
and encouraged through discussion
of the book Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson
Meeting twice a month on Thursdays
from 10:00am - 12:00pm, beginning Aug. 16th

Childcare available with reservations only by Friday Aug. 3rd