COLLEGE STATION BAPTIST CHURCH
Bro. Kenneth Griffith was pastor and founder of Chapelwood Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville, about 50 miles northeast of here. In 1969, he came to Texas A&M University to establish Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship (MBSF). In 1972, he resigned as pastor of Chapelwood, and they sponsored him to come to College Station and establish a mission.
The mission met in All-Faith Chapel on Texas A&M University campus for about a year. In 1973, College Station Baptist Chapel purchased 2 acres of land for $30,000 dollars. To secure a 15-year loan, the bank required 1/3 of the money as a down payment and allowed only 2 months from the original negotiations to produce the down payment. With help from several missionary-minded churches, the deadline was met. With their continued help, the land was completely paid for in 3 years.
From 1973 to 1978, the church met on this property in a “mobile unit”. This was a mobile home style building that would seat 100 people, with Sunday school rooms, rest rooms, as well as heating and air conditioning. It came from Conroe and went from here to San Angelo.
Bro. Kenneth asked a Texas A&M environmental design class to draw some potential plans from an aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient church building, In 1976, plans for this building were completed and accepted by the City. A loan was secured, and construction began in 1977. As soon as the building was “dried in,” it was used for church services. The sign was donated by Bro. Kenneth’s parents, Byron and Evelyn Griffith of Gary, Texas.
Bro. Kenneth resigned as pastor in 1986 but remained as director of MBSF. The mission organized as a church in 1987, very early in the pastorate of Bro. Byron Tilton. Pastors have included Kenneth Griffith, Doyle Warnell, Byron Tilton, Jim Heflin, Dave Nash, Brian Jones, and James Williams.
Joe & Shirley Button
Deacon & Music Minister
Treasurer & Pianist
Doug & Cathy Bryan
Deacon | Secretary
Doctrinal Statement of Beliefs
- Verbally inspired by God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- Without error. (Psalm 119:160)
- Central theme is to present Christ as Savior. (John 20:30-31)
- Three in one; the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:7)
- Created the heavens and the earth by the spoken word. (Genesis 1&2)
- Jesus is God in the flesh. (John 10:30; Colossians 2:9)
- Jesus died so that all people might be saved. (Isaiah 53:6; Hebrews 2:9)
- Jesus rose from the dead, ascended to heaven, and will return to earth. (Acts 1:11)
- The Holy Spirit is that which comforts and guides saved people and true churches. (John 14:16-17; Acts 2:1-4)
- All need salvation. (Romans 3:23; Galatians 3:22)
- A free gift from God that cannot be earned by good works. (Ephesians 2:8; John 3:18)
- Available only by placing one’s faith in Jesus Christ, acknowledging Him as Savior and Lord. (John 3:16-18)
- All believers are preserved eternally. (1 Peter 1:5; John 10:27-30)
- Those rejecting Christ will suffer severe eternal punishment. (Matthew 25:46; Romans 6:23)
- A spiritual church is a visible assembly of baptized believers united to carry out the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:18-20)
- No other body may exercise authority over a church, such as associations and committees. (Matthew 20:25-28)
- The ordinance of baptism is immersion of a believer; administered by a church. (Acts 2:41, 8:12, 38-39)
- The Lord’s Supper is a memorial ordinance practiced by church members. (1 Corinthians 11:23-27)
- Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the convenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, College Station Baptist Church along with their pastors and staff will only recognize marriages and participates in weddings between a biological man and a biological woman.
- The facilities and property of College Station Baptist Church shall only host weddings between one man and one woman.