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Meet The Pastor


Derek Mitchell

Pastor Derek and his wife, Terra, are long-time natives of New Mexico and residents of Las Cruces. They have been married 13 years and have four children. Terra was raised in Las Cruces, and Derek moved to Las Cruces in 1997 to attend New Mexico State University. Derek and Terra have served in numerous ministry and leadership roles over the last 20 years and have both responded to the call to church planting. After 10 years of waiting for God’s timing and direction, they launched Thrive City Church in January 2021.

What we Believe

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The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God's Word. It was written by God through men and is without error. It is God's primary method of telling us about Himself, His Spirit and His Son, Jesus Christ. Through His Word, we find the truth about who we are, what we have done, and how God has intervened. The Scripture is true and trustworthy. We hold the Bible to be the only source of God's truth and the final word for any argument.

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