History

History

 

History of our Congregation: 

Our congregation has its roots going back to 1952 when a few families began meeting in a small civic club building in the Houston Heights neighborhood. The collection on that first Lord's Day was $27.09!  In July of 1954 a 10 day tent meeting was held on N. Main Street.  Many people sat on their front porches listening to the singing and teaching.  In 1955 a building was purchased on Aurora Street, also in the Heights, for a total of $3,500.  There were no indoor bathrooms, no parking lot, no air-conditioning, and no foyer; just a simple white frame building later furnished with pews, a pulpit and a communion table. Some remodeling was done over the years. Numerous gospel meetings were conducted using preachers from all over the country.  A number of weddings and many baptisms were performed in that building and many fond memories were made.

 In 1990 the congregation decided to relocate and a building fund was started. The fund grew steadily and, in the summer of 1997, the decision was made to sell the building at 800 Aurora St. and move to a new location. The property sold quickly, and on September 28, 1997 the last service was held in that building. The congregation now had nowhere to meet, so they rented the VFW hall off Airline Drive on Sundays, and met in private homes on Wednesday nights. Finally, after much searching, a plot of land was purchased on Fairbanks N. Houston Rd. Soon the land was cleared, plans for a new building were in place, and construction began.  The building was completed and the first service was held in December of 1999, thus beginning the Fairbanks Church of Christ.  People have come and gone, but the Church in this place is still strong after all these years. We have a rich history, and we now have the chance and the ability Lord willing to bring many more souls to Christ.

The congregation currently supports mission work in 5 countries spanning the continents of North America, South America and Asia.  In addition we also support the Spanish speaking work here in Houston, and that congregation meets in our building.   We have elders in place, which follows the Biblical pattern for church leadership.

Our current membership is ethnically, economically, and educationally diverse.  But we are all Christians and we love each other like one big happy family!   We sincerely hope you will visit us soon!