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City Life – Lanier HS

City Life


Donavan Villarreal

City Life & City Life MS ministers to high and middle school youth on campuses within the urban San Antonio area with weekly meetings in homes and churches. Supplemented with camping retreats, staff and adult volunteers find creative ways to build relationships and communicate the life-changing message of Jesus Christ with students.




City Life has found the importance of shared experiences between a student and caring supportive adult are indispensable. This is why we place the primary focus on relationships and not programs.City Life is committed to helping students as they wrestle with issues they face, both big and small, while pursuing a balanced life: mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.City Life knows the journey of adolescence is different for everyone. We are committed to coming alongside students, meeting them where they are, in order to help them navigate these years.

Meet Donavan

City Life High School Director
Donavan Villareal loves seeing young teens from the inner-city come to experience God’s love for them and witnessing these same students share that love with their peers. His dream for the inner city is that one wouldn’t have to go to a building to find Jesus or a community but instead that the westside of San Antonio would be saturated with God’s people. So much so that wherever a kid goes they would never be able to escape God’s pursuit and God’s people.

If you or someone you know wants to part of the mission whether it’s time, talent, or treasure please email