The BPF Story
I once heard a man describe a place for folks who want to explore a relationship with God but probably wouldn’t attend a traditional church. He called it a “church for the unchurched.” I never thought about church the same way again. And seven years later Brazos Pointe Fellowship was born.
In the spring of 2001, BPF was commissioned by First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson to reach the unchurched of Southern Brazoria County. A group of about 80 adults and teens eager to try a new way of doing church hit the ground running with our own version of a “church for the unchurched.” Our first services were in the cafeteria of Lake Jackson Intermediate School. Early every Sunday morning a crew calling themselves the Road Dawgs set up all the furnishings and equipment for worship; and then loaded it back up in trucks and trailers at noon. We were a church-in-a-box.
We soon outgrew the cafeteria and moved into the gym. Over the next three years BPF became a growing presence in the community, drawing people from diverse backgrounds in a 30-mile radius. To help them become fully devoted followers of Christ we kept our strategy simple: worship together on the weekends, meet in Small Groups during the week for Bible study, and find a place to serve. Early on opportunities came to reach beyond our own community. A GlobaLocal ministry was begun to help start other churches and send BPF teams on mission trips around the world.
In 2004 we purchased 48 acres of land on the west side of Lake Jackson for a future home. In July of 2005 we left the school and relocated in a shopping center in Clute. The Dixie Drive campus would be our “temporary home” for the next eight years. As our congregation continued to grow our presence in local ministries expanded as we introduced Servolution to the community. Our global impact grew as well as hundreds of people served internationally on short term mission projects.
In the fall of 2010 we launched a campaign called nextSTEP now to start the process of building a permanent home on the land we had purchased years before. Three years later, in the summer of 2013, we relocated to a spacious new campus on the Brazoria Road (Hwy 332 West). During the process God also gave us the opportunity to plant Coastal Community Church in Galveston – a church that has already become one of the largest on the island.
Now as over a thousand people gather each Sunday for the Weekend Experience our passion to be a church for the unchurched is as strong as ever as we guide people to take their next step with God.
Founding & Lead Pastor
You can learn more about the BPF Story at Discovering Brazos Pointe class.