Fulshear Church of Christ breaks ground on new worship center

By R. Hans Miller, News Editor
Posted 8/26/21

The Fulshear Church of Christ will have a new worship center to call home in the late spring of 2022.

The project, which had a formal groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 23, is located just north of FM …

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Fulshear Church of Christ breaks ground on new worship center

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The Fulshear Church of Christ will have a new worship center to call home in the late spring of 2022.

The project, which had a formal groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 23, is located just north of FM 1093 on Katy Fulshear Road. The church has faced delays in building its new 12,075-square-foot home, said Tommy Kuykendall, a deacon at the church and chairman of the church’s building committee.

“We’re thankful to our building committee, Father, who have been very disciplined and diligent to do what they can to help make this a reality,” said Pastor Charles Abernathy, head minister of the church during an opening prayer at the groundbreaking.

Church Elders Robert Vaughn and Mike Pawlik were present for the groundbreaking as well.

Vaughn praised the members of the church for their support of the project which will provide the church with a new, permanent home to help the congregation serve the community better.

“We’re so thankful that this asset will be a benefit not only for the church here but also for the community,” Pawlik said.

While construction continues on the church, the congregation will continue to meet at Amy Campbell Elementary School at 3701 Cross Creek Bend Lane in Fulshear’s Cross Creek Ranch subdivision. Services are held each Sunday with Bible classes at 9 a.m. and worship services at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Kuykendall said.

Construction and design for the project are both being managed by AGCM, Inc. out of San Antonio. Locally, First Financial Bank is providing the construction loan and financing for the project while DMAC, Inc. is performing the actual site work, utility installation and building construction. The design for the building includes an all-masonry exterior with concrete parking lots which exceed the city of Fulshear’s design requirements.

First Financial Bank Vice President of Commercial Lending Lance Ramesh said funding the project was a distinct pleasure for him as a banker. He said he found his faith in 2014 and was baptized in 2019, so he understands the importance of faith in the community.

“It’s a real honor to be part of this project,” Ramesh said. “You know, it’s rare as a banker that you get an opportunity to be involved in a project like this. It’s not just about a business – there’s actual real change going on there – and there’s people being saved and brought into their relationship with Christ.”

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