History

PAST HISTORY


In 1963, the congregation purchased materials to build a 20×20 one-room building on two lots at 1407 Avenue H, which were purchased by the elders of 15th Street to 18th and P (now the Pitman Creek Church of Christ). The elders and trustees of the church were Bros. I.E. Crane, E.I. Kennedy and L.W. Burch. In February 1964 and as a result of encouragement from Bro. Burch, Bro. Bailey assumed the ministry in Plano, Texas as the full-time minister. Bro. Burch stayed with the congregation for one month to assist in the transition. Despite its slight membership, the church held its first gospel meeting in 1965 with Euless Turner as the speaker.
The church membership continued to grow. In 1966, the Avenue H congregation built a new building, which seated 75 people. In the 1980’s, it became apparent that the congregation needed yet more room to grow. In 1981, Hamilton Park Church of Christ (now Greenville Ave Church of Christ)gave the congregation $220 which would be the first donation towards a building fund. In 1984, the congregation became incorporated. There were six trustees: Bros. Morris E. Bailey, Fred M. Hodridge, Dan Richardson, Bobby Richardson, Herman B Callaway and Oscar L. Bailey. The congregation purchased two lots at 905 Avenue F. In 1986, the congregation purchased four lots at 1026 Avenue F, its current location. In February 1994, the congregation sold its property at 1407 Avenue H to the Cityof Plano and moved into Avenue F, where the Avenue F Church of Christ anticipated continued growth.


In 2001, Bro. Craig Christman became the minister of Avenue F. Under his leadership, the congregation grew to approximately 150 members and the church hired our first youth minister, Bro. Ramon Hodridge.

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