About Us

Our Story

We started in 2005 as a Bible study on Thursday nights. Two years later, we started meeting in Richardson, TX for worship services on Sunday evenings & eventually started church services on Sunday mornings in a custom renovated space.  God has positioned us to be a church that can cross various boundaries & touch many lives for His glory.

Whether you’re hungry or hurt, lonely or lost, full of questions or looking for a home, there’s a place for you at our church.  We want to help you find a place where you can connect with others in your stage of life.  Our desire is to disciple you to think & live missionally.  As we continue to invest resources into reaching people in Richardson, the Dallas area & beyond, we pray that our church can make a Kingdom impact at a global & local level.

Vision LOFT City Church Richardson

Our Vision

This is the vision of a community called by God to Live Our Faith Together –

1. UPWARD – It’s all about Jesus
A community that grasps God’s redemptive mission toward humanity. One that believes that worshiping God is the point of life & history. One that believes in the complete sufficiency of Scripture to speak into all areas of life.

2. INWARD – We are family
A community that holds each other accountable, encourages each other & forgives one another. A church that will not be satisfied with mediocre faith & will encourage each other to pursue God in complete surrender.

3. OUTWARD – Life on mission
A community that sees all people as created in the image of God & longs to see them worship in spirit & in truth. A community that is equipped to spread God’s love, forgiveness, & compassion to the lost & hurting people in Richardson & the rest of the world!

Our Team

Elders & Directional Team

Sam Chacko

Lead Pastor & Elder

Sam has been blessed to be brought up in a Christian family. After finishing his theological studies, Sam served as a hospital chaplain along with leading mission teams to Africa & India while in school. He was also instrumental in helping start the Association of Biblical Counselors, a ministry that trains pastors & leaders to counsel with a Biblical viewpoint. Sam’s main responsibilities at the church include preaching & teaching, vision casting, & pastoral care – especially pre-marital & marital counseling. He loves meeting with people & hearing their stories & connecting the dots back to a Sovereign God. While serving at the church, he also works full time at Marketplace Ministries in their accounting department. He married his lovely wife, Ann, in 2003, & they have been blessed with three children. You can reach Sam at sam@loftcitychurch.com

Yingsong Kaping

Worship Pastor

Yingsong was born in Jabalpur, India but raised in Dallas for the majority of his life after moving here in 1993 when his father moved to the US to attend seminary. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2014 & currently works as a Software Developer. During his time at UTD, Ying served as the Worship Leader/ Youth Minister Intern at Grace Chinese Baptist Church in Plano, spent time leading worship for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at UTD, & had the opportunity to serve on mission trips across the US and India. His passion for Jesus was first ignited in the music & youth ministries of his home church in Dallas where he led worship & began using his love for music to glorify God. Many years later, he continues to minister through music with the conviction that worship can be a powerful medium for edifying the church and communicating the saving knowledge of Christ to the lost. Yingsong is happily married to the love of his life, Worshim. When he’s not leading worship, you can find him soaking up time with family & discipling others through coaching soccer & youth ministry. You can reach Yingsong at yingsong@loftcitychurch.com

Charles George

Community Engagement Director & Elder

Charles was born in New York but raised in Houston for most of his life. He went to the University of Houston where he got his undergraduate degree in Computer Science & later a Masters in Business Administration from the Executive Program. After his experience in programming in IT, his interest shifted to Project Management where he uses his skills learned in the workforce to help organize & conduct events & meetings at the church. Charles feels there is nothing better than using your skills for God’s glory. He married his soul mate, Lena, in 2002 & is blessed to have a two children. Charles loves to interact with people, exercise & follow the greatest sports teams on the planet: Houston Texans, Houston Rockets & THE Houston Cougars. You can reach Charles at charles@loftcitychurch.com

Isaac Varughese

Finance Director & Elder

Isaac (aka “Roy”) has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas & has been working in the banking industry for over fifteen years. His area of expertise is portfolio risk management in commercial & small business banking. He has analyzed & underwritten various industries including non-profit organizations. Roy’s desire to utilize his professional experience for the kingdom of God led him to the church in 2007. Since that time, Roy has been responsible for compiling & analyzing financial data & preparing financial reports, which he presents to the leadership team each month. He also assists the leadership team in the annual budget preparation process & provides control & administration of the budget throughout the year. According to Roy, collecting financial data is one thing, but when you start analyzing financial trends over the years, it’s amazing to see how God works in providing for the needs of the church. Roy is married to Joyce & they have three wonderful kids. You can reach Isaac at isaac@loftcitychurch.com