Our Story

The fourth oldest restoration church in Texas, Western Heights Church of Christ has a history almost as old as the state itself.
Only the churches at Hallsville, Clarksville and McKinney predate the Sherman church.
Non-denominational in structure, the group reportedly first met in the year 1850 as part of a revival camp meeting.
The congregation celebrated its sesquicentennial in May of 2000.

How it all started...

In 1874, the church built their first building at the corner of Houston and Montgomery streets. In 1907, that building was moved off the lot and a new building erected. For many years, the Houston Street Church of Christ was a presence in the downtown area. The building was later sold and became home to “Locke the Tinner”. It was sold a second time and was known as “The Shirt Shack” until the building burned in 1998.

In 1920, a brick building was erected at the corner of Walnut and Cherry streets. That building has earned a niche in church history because it was completely paid for before being occupied, and at the time of its construction, it was called the “finest owned by churches of Christ in Texas.”

Although responsible for planting at least three other congregations in the city, the church remained at this location until 1964 when a building on Travis Street replaced it. In July of 1993, the congregation moved to a new building at 800 Baker Park Drive.

Expanding the vision...

For almost 25 years, the development of the neighborhood around the Western Heights building has been almost nonexistent. But now the neighborhood is exploding with new houses. This provides us with a unique opportunity to be the community church we have always strived to be.

We would love for you to be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 10:00am.