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Life With Jesus



Finding a church

Finding a church is hard. 
You have questions, expectations, and doubts.

Should I follow Jesus with a church or just try it on my own? Can I find real answers about life? Is there any hope for racial reconciliation? Is there a place my whole family can grow?

Come explore with us.


Josh Elsom

Lead Pastor

Josh loves Waxahachie. He brings years of practical ministry experience helping people follow the real Jesus in real life. He spent most of his adult life working outside of the church office in the Aerospace Industry.

In 2010 Josh left his career in the Pacific Northwest to begin training for ministry at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. In 2015 he was hired by Community Life Church to pastor and subsequently led the church through a period of revitalization. In October 2016 the church reemerged as Soma Waxahachie. 

Josh has been married to Dana for 18 years. They’re raising 2 beautiful children, Noah and Eve. Together they enjoy serving their neighbors in Waxahachie's Eastside.

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Jeremy Beggs

Pastor to Families 

Jeremy has worked in gospel ministry serving kids for over 11 years in a number of churches across Texas. Jeremy joined Soma Waxahachie in January 2018 to lead in the development of our discipleship programming for our children and their parents. In the next year Jeremy's role will transition over to a two year church planting residency. Upon completion of his residency Jeremy will be sent out to gather a new community of disciples somewhere else in Ellis County.

Jeremy attended Baylor University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Communications and he received a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry from Howard Payne University.

Jeremy is husband to Sarah Jane and daddy to Jace.

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Kenzie Crabtree

Director of Worship Arts and Liturgy 

Kenzie is a gifted artist. While you're most likely to hear her singing and playing on Sunday mornings, her talent goes beyond her musical ability. Kenzie is also very capable sketch artist.

Kenzie began gathering with our church in late 2016, serving us as an interim worship leader during the period of our church's replant. In 2017 she became an official fixture on our staff. Kenzie directs our worship services and coordinates a number of our volunteer teams. 

Kenzie received her Bachelor of Arts in Worship Leading from Dallas Baptist University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in World Arts from from SIL.

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Dana Elsom

Ministry Coordinator 

Dana has a 12-year administrative background working in a variety of different industries. From property management and commercial television technology to health insurance and church staff, Dana brings a wealth of diverse administrative experience and executive assistance to our team. 

Dana serves our church by coordinating many of our ministry projects and events, and also leads us in hospitality.

Dana also serves her family as a home school mom, discipling her children. And she serves her community as the President of the Board for Common Ground Ministries in Waxahachie.

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Soma Waxahachie Beliefs

We All Have Beliefs

Beliefs shape the way we view the world and live in it. They are more than a statement to agree with or a label to assign.

At Soma Waxahachie, we believe Jesus is good news for our city. His grace gives room to belong as you explore what it means to follow Him together.

Core Beliefs

We are committed to The Lausanne Covenant Statement of Faith.

Core Emphases

Soma Waxahachie holds to six core theological emphases:

  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ is central for our motivation and practice.

  • God acts sovereignly in saving sinners.

  • The continuing presence of the Holy Spirit equips and empowers his people.

  • Jesus is King and his kingdom is come.

  • All believers are sent on Jesus’ mission to make disciples.

  • God created men and women as equal and complementary image bearers of God.


Identity and Rhythms

Our beliefs don't just inform how we think. They tell us who we are and how we should live. Beliefs write a story for our lives. And the story that Jesus is writing for us gives us a new identity and new way of being human.  


Contact Us

Share your story, ask a question, or meet up for coffee. We’d love to hear from you as you look for a church home.

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Contact Info


101 South College St 
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Phone 972.921.1801