Tracing the history of Brazos Fellowship takes us back to the heart of our mission - to guide people into a growing relationship with Christ.
We invite you to join with us and become part of the next decade of changed lives, made new by the power of Jesus Christ, right here in the Brazos Valley.
December 5, 2004:
Many Christ-followers observe Advent during December, to prepare their hearts and minds to celebrate the birth of Christ. In one particular season of Advent, God was on the move in another way as well, in the hearts of a dozen people. Brazos Fellowship was born in a living room one Advent Sunday, as Will and Leslie Lewis shared their vision around a small circle: God was calling them to create a church community in the Brazos Valley that would exist to “Guide people into a growing relationship with Christ.”
February 13, 2005:
Word spread, and the circle grew; a dedicated team of about 30 worked together to launch Brazos Fellowship about 10 weeks later. The first public service was held at College Station Middle School on Rock Prairie Road. From the beginning God’s call was confirmed as growing attendance required us to add a second Sunday service, held September 18, 2005.
November 5, 2006:
This young church community was already ready for its own space. We started the new year praying for a building, and soon found ourselves able to purchase the former Times Square Nightclub at 226 Southwest Parkway. After paperwork was finalized and renovations started August 1, we held our first service in the new space that November–only 18 months since our launch!
May 12, 2013:
The church continued to grow and our new building quickly needed to accommodate more people each weekend. For several years we added services, rearranged the auditorium, renovated the Brazos Kids area, and made the space serve us to its maximum ability. After considering various options, we moved forward in 2012 with expanding our existing space by building a new 800+ seat auditorium. This in turn expanded our available space for Brazos Kids. The official launch service for the new space was held Mother’s Day, 2013. There were 1,069 in attendance.
Moving into our 11th year, we purchased an adjacent daycare building to expand our capacity and provide a dedicated space for our youth ministry. The ANNEX has served as a great ministry tool by not only providing a place for our Transit and InsideOut students, but also a home to our Care Network and other ministry events.
Spurred on by more people finding a better life at Brazos Fellowship, another addition to the main campus was completed. This included a balcony in the main auditorium (while continuing Sunday services) and a 4-story addition which allows for more space for children (nursery and grade school) in addition to offices and meeting spaces.
Celebrating 15 years as a church, we looked back at the way God has blessed the vision of Brazos Fellowship from the beginnings in Will’s living room to over 1,500 adults engaging with us every weekend.
Brazos Fellowship continues to fulfill its mission of guiding people into a growing relationship with Christ, as shown by our continued growth.