Our Story


In 1983 Pastors Jose & Catarina Alaniz Sr. began what would be Iglesia Puerta de Salvacion (Door of Salvation Church). It was then that this ministry began as home services were held in a member's home in Downtown Bryan. As the church grew, they then shortly later moved into the present location at 1216 Beck St. in Bryan, Texas. While their location had moved, God still had them in very close proximity to Downtown Bryan. 
In 1985, Pastor Alaniz Sr. knew God had called his oldest son Jose P. Alaniz Jr. to now succeed him and serve as the Senior Pastor of IPS. In April of that year, that mantle was passed on as Jose & Margaret Alaniz Jr. accepted the call of God and were installed as the new Senior Pastors of IPS. It was shortly after that the church began following and reflecting the special and unique God given ministry of Pastors Alaniz Jr. Through some transition, Iglesia Puerta de Salvacion would now become known as Sanctuary of Praise Church. For the next 30 years, hundreds would come to receive salvation and begin their personal faith walk with God. Lives would come to know Jesus personally, families and marriages restored and a work only empowered and guided by God would be known for the next 30 years at SOPC. Through revivals, missionary work local and abroad, neigborhood outreaches, concerts and personal friendships built, the ministry of Pastors Jose & Margaret Alaniz Jr. would impact not just the Brazos Valley but as far areas as Mexico, Germany amd Holland. After much great service for the Kingdom of God and their church family at Sanctuary of Praise Church, Pastors Jose & Margaret Alaniz Jr retired as Senior Pastors of SOPC on May 31, 2015.
On May 31, 2015 God's call of ministry that began in Founding Pastors Jose & Catarina Alaniz Sr. and that had been passed down to Pastors Jose & Margaret Alaniz Jr. would now be passed down to a third generation of ministry as Joe & Cindy Alaniz III would too answer the call of God placed in their family. It was on this day that Pastors Joe & Cindy Alaniz were installed as Senior Pastors,as the church too would begin a new chapter as it would now be known as... Momentum Church BCS. 
Momentum Church BCS... Small victories lead to big victories. Small accomplishments lead to larger ones. Momentum builds! And the impossible becomes possible!