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  • Seeing Jesus Clearly

    Matthew 6:22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,”


Thank you for visiting us today. My hope would be that as you navigate through our website and learn about who we are as a church, you would see that our church is built on relationships, relationships with one another, absolutely, but more importantly, relationships with Jesus Christ.  Our desire is that you would find Luminous Church to be a place where you can feel safe to build relationships, and by doing so, you would clearly see the light of Jesus and would know the infinite depth of his love for you.

Please, feel free to email us with any questions you may have, and I look forward to meeting you soon.


Ben Chapman

Who We Are

Our Mission

We exist to release our resources (time, talent, and treasure) to reach the campus, the community and the world with the light of Jesus Christ.

Our Values


We believe in the redeeming power of Jesus’s sacrifice, and that, in surrendering our lives and allowing him to be first in all things, we can truly find all we will ever need.


We believe in raising up men and women to be all that God has called them to be, and to equip them to be able to share the gospel and raise up others around them.


We believe that God has called has called us into relationship with him and with one another, therefore we cherish and love all who we come in contact with, just as Jesus first loved us.


We believe that worship goes beyond a church service or a moment of song and praise; we believe that in all we say or do, we should be giving God glory, and pointing others towards him.


We believe in taking care of all that God has entrusted to us, from our cars to our jobs, our relationships to the environment.


Community Groups

The Coates

At Luminous Church we want to see Jesus Clearly by building relationships with one another, and growing in our relationship with Jesus.

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Ally Walzel

Community group is where a group of people are  discipled by inviting people into relationship as they pursue More Jesus!

Ally WalzelCommunity Group Leader

Amazing women and men groups are happening on the campus of UTSA.

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Our Team

Ben Chapman

Ben Chapman

Lead Pastor

In 2008, God began stirring in Ben and Brandie Chapman’s hearts to plant a church in San Antonio. In 2012, Peter Dusan, pastor of Christ Community Church in San Marcos, Texas called the Chapmans to see if they had ever considered coming to San Antonio. The Chapmans saw God’s hand moving in many ways, from getting them out of debt, to giving them many confirmations that San Antonio was where they were meant to go. Now, six years after the dream of starting a church in San Antonio was placed in their hearts, they are seeing that dream come true. They are excited to join God in what he is doing in this city and with the people of Luminous Church.

Austin Fontenot

Austin Fontenot

Campus Minister

Austin never understood the importance of reaching the college campus with the Gospel until he was reached while on a college campus. He quickly realized that if you can reach the campus, you can easily reach the community, and ultimately, the world. He came to San Antonio in 2012 after he felt the call of God to plant an Every Nation Campus college group at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and through that step of obedience he has seen many lives changed and many students introduced to the love of God. Austin is excited to see how God will continue to use him and ENC UTSA to reach the campus and the world with the love of God.

Elissa Luevano

Elissa Luevano

Campus Minister

Elissa Luevano started out as a Campus Minister at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. She faithfully served there for 10 years before moving to San Antonio in the fall of 2014. She has a passion for Jesus and a deep love for people. Elissa currently serves as our Director of Every Nation Campus at UTSA.

J. Tom Snelson

J. Tom Snelson

Associate Pastor

J.Tom was born and raised in Midland, Texas. Since a young age he has always felt the call to serve God as a missionary, and at the same time, he has also had a love for the city of San Antonio. He is very excited to be a part of Luminous Church. He and his wife of five years, Jill, along with their daughter Alaska, made the move to San Antonio in 2014, and they cannot wait to be a part of what God is doing in the city. J.Tom is also a recent graduate of the Texas Tech School of Law, and his hope is that he will be able to use his education for the betterment of the Kingdom of God.

Ashley Brooks

Ashley Brooks

Worship Leader

During Ashley’s sophomore year in high school, she began singing on the worship team in her youth ministry, and two years later she felt the call to full time worship ministry. Since that day, she has sought after God’s heart, so that she could begin to grow into the woman that He wants her to be. She attended and graduated from Hillsong International Leadership College, and she has also been leading youth worship for 5 years. Ashley says that every time she get on a platform, she learns something new about the Father’s heart and about what it means to worship him. She is excited to see all that God does at Luminous and in San Antonio through worship.

Tyler Snelson

Tyler Snelson

Worship Leader

Passionately creative and adventurous, Tyler graduated from the University of North Texas and quickly dove into world missions, visiting and living in several different countries. While in India, he bought a guitar and quickly developed a passion for worship music. Tyler has seen God move in spectacular ways through corporate worship, and he loves to see people come alive in praise. He has a deep desire to see people use their God given creativity and artistic abilities to create environments and atmospheres that are worthy of the Lord, and that call his people to engage him.

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