The Center

The Heart of the Matter

Just inside our sanctuary red doors, is a place bustling with connection, a place centered on restoration, healing, belonging, hope, and love. Togetherness, really.
We aren’t your normal church. Our interface with the greater Tomball community is a welcoming cafe and coffee and juice bar where you can pay forward a meal for someone who can’t afford one. We give our customers the privilege of discovering what they have stumbled into and get to be part of.
We are open 6 days per week feeding the hungry regardless of their ability to pay, and helping people get connected to groups here and to social services in the area that might help them. We offer substance use recovery support, spiritual guidance and human connection. We give presence and carry hope. We are what is historically called a “third space,” a place you can pop in and get involved in meaningful, transformational conversations.
We have come to believe that each of us has something to offer and something to receive when it comes to the building of faith, wisdom, and belief.
We believe our work is to level the playing field, to blur lines between the ones who help and the ones being helped. To offer programs that uplift and dignify the downtrodden, and encourage one another in the work of wholeness, selfhood, relationships to one another, and conscious contact to God for individual and communal healing.

Join a Conversation Circle!

Check out our weekly recurring groups!
Re:Group — is a weekly recovery support circle dedicated to deepening our spiritual connection
through the 12-steps of AA. We believe the insights gained from the recovery process are not only beneficial for those of us with outward addictions to substances, but for all of us with inward addictions to trains of thought, codependency, and all of our other coping mechanisms. We are not only recovering from something, we are recovering something about ourselves that has been true from the beginning. Something we will only understand when we get honest, take a step back, and get a God’s eye view.
Meets Wednesdays at 6:30PM in the Cafe
Men’s Bible Study — Come up the back stairs and join us for fellowship and bible study each week.
Meets Wednesdays at 7:00AM in the Upper Room
Faith Deconstruction — Some of us find ourselves struggling through a shift that is bringing up questions and doubt when it comes to religion. We may or may not be disillusioned with church, but we for sure are facing what seems to be a new and unexpected trajectory in our faith journey. If you are longing for a safe and brave space to deconstruct what we have learned, to find what is blocking our spiritual growth.
Meetings coming soon!
Looking for one-to-one spiritual or sober support?
Connect with Aaron Edwards, Pastor (
Connect with Kelly Hall, Chaplain, Spiritual Director (
If you are interested in booking us to speak or teach at your private or corporate
event, email us at

Social Services

Above all, The Renewal Center (TRC) is a place and community to belong to for spiritual growth and formation.
TRC offers case-by-case social services that include: financial assistance for medical care, once daily free meals at Re:Bar, and shelter-in-place care for our homeless friends during inclement weather.
From time to time, we give opportunities for day labor projects for those willing and able to work- for-hire on a short term basis.
We are growing in partnership with other organizations to broaden our ability to get people plugged in to services they need. Contact us if you’d like help navigating what is available in our area, or if you have an organization you’d like added to our list of services.
We are an option for serving out community service hours in the city of Tomball (check with your probation officer).
If you are looking for volunteer opportunities or ways you or your organization can give to TRC, contact us here.

About Us


Executive Director, Pastor


Human, Director, Chaplain


Re:Bar General Manager

Aaron Edwards

Executive Director, Pastor

As an ordained minister for 18+ years, I have transitioned from pastoring a “church”, to pastoring a community.  My role in this community is to help people access a long forgotten truth about their own identity. As accessible as this truth is to everyone, it takes some brave work to get there, and no one gets there by themselves.  It takes community, and a willingness to take a good honest look at the ways we’ve sabotaged ourselves.

My heart is to walk people through this process in both individual and group settings.  This can look like leading 12 step groups and enneagram workshops, one on one pastoral counseling, walking people through their grief work, encouraging people who have become disillusioned by their faith and belief structures, and living in my calling to follow Christ by telling the good news to the poor and participating in setting captives free.

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Kelly Hall

Human, Director, Chaplain

Hi! I am Kelly Stewart Hall. I joined TRC’s Board of Directors in 2013, and grew from a full-time volunteer in October of 2015 to a co-Director position early in 2016 where I worked co-creatively to envision the community center, Steampunk Juice, and Re:Bar Cafe. 

As an ordained Chaplain and Spiritual Director, I work closely with individuals and groups on their spiritual journey to know themselves and know themselves in relation to God and their place in the world. Spiritual Direction (as a title) can sound like you are going in to a spiritual advisor who is going to give you some answers, however in reality it is sitting with someone who is committed to hearing the still small voice within you.

As a creative writer and artist, I love to incorporate artistic expression along with other spiritual practices. We all have ways of expressing our joy and pain, our love and grief, and finding a modality that inspires the individual.

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Anita Edwards

Re:Bar General Manager

Hi everyone, I am Anita, the General Manager of Re:Bar Cafe, the love project of The Renewal Center, that has turned into a fully operational cafe serving Tomball and anyone who comes to visit. 

My involvement with The Renewal Center began in 2015, when we were given the gift of a non-profit entity and the seed of a vision for its future.  I was honored to be a part of the exciting times that followed with a group of people who were ready to let God’s dream unfold. 

In 2018, after 18 years as an Early Childhood Educator, I started managing Re:Bar Cafe, when it became apparent that we needed someone to take that role as our little cafe became more popular. 

I love every aspect of my role here.  I particularly love getting to know our regular customers, meeting new people every day, and seeing our staff work together so seamlessly. 

Re:Bar and The Renewal Center have brought me so much fulfillment and purpose and there is never a doubt that I am where I belong.

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