Our Pastor

James Shupp has been pastoring churches for nearly 30 years. They have ranged in size from the very small to the very large. If you were to ask him what he enjoys most about the ministry, he would say, Just helping hurting people, especially those who have given up hope or faith, or the belief that things can improve.

His core conviction is best summed up by his statement, The Gospel of Jesus Christ is most relevant where the needs are the greatest. That means our city is ripe for harvest. Let's be a Great Commission Church!

James has been married to Cherry for 29 years. After raising their two sons a little over a year ago, God gave them both a vision to plant a new church—one that dreamed big and dared to reimagine the old ways. The Movement Church of San Antonio was born on January 1, 2014 with a vision to reach the hurting and confused, and to love all people unconditionally. The color of your skin or the depth of your sin makes no difference to us, he says. Help us create a new church culture—one saturated by the grace of God, the compassion of Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit. Read More

Pastor's Blog

  • My First Blog +

    My First Blog “Something new, risky, outside the box, fun, unbound, crazy, unexpected, life-giving, fresh, adventurous, and blessed. All the Read More
  • Prison Ministry +

    Prison Ministry I was invited by a chaplain friend to preach in a women's prison this last Saturday. While I Read More
  • God Before You +

    God Before You For many years now I've been fascinated with the promise in the Old Testament where God says, Read More
  • Busted Window +

    A Compassion Story I want to share something interesting with you. Not too long ago I was meeting with a Read More
  • My Dad +

    The Best Dad I’ll never forget a particular call from my mom years ago when I was a student at Read More
  • Brokenness +

    The Crucified Life Over the years, I have heard a many people teach on the subject of "brokenness" and "coming Read More
  • My Catholic Friends +

    A New Church Movement Growing up Baptist I heard my fair share of criticism against people who belonged to the Read More
  • The Fruit Of The Spirit +

    Galatians 5:22-23 Have you ever wished that you could remember all nine characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit? And Read More
  • Fighting Loneliness, Pt. 1 +

    Defining Loneliness The Bible knows about loneliness: Loneliness is Elijah’s solitary flight into the desert to evade the death threats Read More
  • Fighting Loneliness, Pt. 2 +

    Finding A Friend As I continue this blog on loneliness and isolation, I wonder if this subject has touched a Read More
  • Fighting Loneliness, Pt. 3 +

    Off The Lonely Road As I continue this blog, I remember an old song by The Beetles, “Eleanor Rigby.” They Read More
  • Beware Chicken Lust +

    Overcoming Addictions I grew up in a 14X80 Lancer mobile home at the end of a dirt road in Midland, Read More
  • Believing Is Seeing, Pt. 1 +

    Seeing It Before You See It I love this kid. He believes he will fly. Most likely, he will see Read More
  • Believing Is Seeing, Pt. 2 +

    Luke 18:17 "Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receivethe kingdom of God like a child shall not enter Read More
  • Believing Is Seeing, Pt. 3 +

    Ps. 18:28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. (NIV) Faith is believing Read More
  • Hard Falls, Pt. 1 +

    Pride Comes Before The Fall Most of us learned the story of Icarus in grade school. As the story goes, Read More
  • Hard Falls, Pt. 2 +

    Overcoming Deception: Thanks for hanging in there! These are some practical things that you can do to guard yourself against Read More
  • Hard Falls, Pt. 3 +

    Hazardous Attitudes Not only are pilots trained to avoid hazardous flight conditions, they are also trained to recognize their own Read More
  • Hard Falls, Pt. 4 +

    Broken But Not Destroyed I once knew a person who was about as self-centered as they come. Arguing with him Read More
  • The Big Stick +

    The Sword of the Spirit Here's the crazy story of what happened as I jogged through the park one day. Read More
  • Scarecrows, Pt. 1 +

    Overcoming Fear "Fear Is The Path To The Dark Side" ~ Master Jedi Yoda Everyone deals with fear. Years ago, I Read More
  • One Blinding Vision, Chapter 1 +

    The Apostle Paul's One Blinding Vision, Acts 9 A Compassion Crusade “The LORD answered me: ‘Write down the vision; write Read More
  • We Don't Do Beans! +

    You May Thank Us Later Imagine walking into your local grocery store and finding every shelf filled with beans. You Read More
  • Church Planting Movements +

    T4T and San Antonio The Movement Church of San Antonio is part of a growing number of churches that aspire Read More
  • Web Design +

    Designed By The Movement So why would a church design websites for businesses? Not long ago, the Lord inspired Pastor Read More
  • 29th Anniversary +

    Happy Anniversary To My Baby! 10 Things I have learned after 29 Years: 1. You’re not that smart! OK, I Read More
  • Audio Sermons +

    Audio Sermons God's Plan For Pain Cheer Up, Jesus Is Calling You Contact Pastor James var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-54728102-5']); Read More
  • Old Newsletters +

    December 19, 2014 Favorite Christmas Quotes "Yes! Yes I do! I like Christmas! I love Christmas!" ~Ebenezer Scrooge The hinge Read More
  • Social Media +

    You Have A Beautiful Voice. Had the Apostle Paul been born in this “information age,” how would he go about Read More
  • Small Church +

    Go Small Or Go Home Every big church was once a small church with big dreams. The people who jumped Read More
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