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Our History

Our History

In 1988, church planters from the state convention, the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and local Baptist leaders from the Union Baptist Association in Houston identified the need for a Baptist church to reach the growing area of north Clear Lake between Bay Area Boulevard and Ellington Field.

Three local Baptist churches, University Baptist Church, Clear Lake Baptist Church, and Nassau Bay Baptist Church, partnered together, and Calvary Baptist Church was born in 1989 with Roland Satterfield as its first Pastor.

After meeting in several temporary locations and with the help of its sponsoring churches, Calvary Baptist Church purchased 5 acres of land on Crescent Landing Drive in north Clear Lake and began the construction of its first building.

It was during this time that the church called its second Pastor, John Starr, and changed its name to Calvary Fellowship Baptist Church. Wanting to focus more on local ministry, and after receiving an offer from another church, CFBC decided to sell its building and property in 1998.

In April of 2000, after meeting for 2 years at The University of Houston at Clear Lake, the church called its third Senior Pastor, Dr. Brett Dutton. Also during this year, the church moved to the site that would become its home for the next 7 years, Space Center Intermediate School.

In 2001, the church put together a Strategic Planning Team charged with finding the next area of major growth in the Clear Lake area. The team easily concluded that this area was in the southern part of the City of League City between Bay Area Boulevard and FM 517. Consequently, the church began searching for every piece of land available in this corridor.

In 2002, the church purchased 12.5 acres of rural property on a dirt road named Calder Road. After clearing 3 acres of the land and completing building plans, the church broke ground on its new facility in 2004.

In preparation for its big move, the church also changed its name to match its surroundings more closely, MAGNOLIA CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH. The church also got some much needed help from the Texas Baptist Builders of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a group of retired men and women who travel at their expense to volunteer to help build churches.

On Easter Sunday, 2007, MCBC moved into its new building at 3535 Calder Road. Since then, the neighborhoods of Bay Colony have sprouted up around the church, Calder Road has been paved, and Calder Road Elementary School has been built less than a mile from the church.

In a growing community full of families, the brightest days are ahead of MCBC. There are plans to build more subdivisions just south of the church and even across the street from it. Calder Road will eventually become a major, four-lane thoroughfare connecting League City and Dickinson. There are also plans for The Grand Parkway, a huge loop outside of Beltway 8 connecting League City with Pearland, Sugarland, and Katy, to be built just south of MCBC.

It is a great time to be part of our exciting church family, so come and join us for the next chapter in the adventure God has in store for us!

(Now that you have read about how we got to Calder Road, you might want to take a look at the last few years in pictures by clicking on the "Media" link.)