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Do you want to know more about who Magnolia Creek Baptist Church is? What beliefs we affirm as a church? The long journey to our home on Calder Road in League City? It is all here for you read...

Our History

The long journey to our home on Calder Road in League City.

In the beginning

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.

The first building

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.

From school to school

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.

Home sweet home

In 2002, the church purchased 12.5 acres of rural property on a dirt road named Calder Road. This property had previously received the moniker of the killing fields due to numerous unsolved murders. Numerous documentaries have been filmed over the years on this subject. After clearing 3 acres of the land a victims memorial was created to redeem the land for use in God's work. Building plans were completed and 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.

The best is yet to come...

In a growing community full of families, the exciting days are ahead of MCBC. Other subdivisions are planned just south of the church and Bay View subdivision recently opened up right across the street in 2017. 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!

Our Beliefs

The beliefs we affirm as a church.

Statement of Faith

The Bible: We believe the Bible, as contained in the Old and New Testament, was written by men who were inspired by God. The Bible is infallible and without error. It reveals God's character, His salvation for all people, and the principles by which God directs them to live. It is the full and final authority on matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.

God: We believe in the only living and true God. He is the Creator of the universe and is personal, spiritual, infinitely holy, absolute and exists in three persons of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. All three persons are eternal, equal in power and glory, and one without division of nature or essence.

God the Father is all-powerful, all-loving and all-wise as He reigns with sovereign care and justice over His universe and all that it contains according to the purposes of His grace.

God the Son laid aside the glory of His divinity to take the form of a man in Jesus Christ. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by receiving their punishment in dying on the cross. He arose from the dead with a glorified body after three days. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for those belonging to Him. He will return again to earth to judge and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and to consummate His redemptive plan.

God the Holy Spirit convicts men of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He lives in those who believe in Jesus Christ from the moment of their salvation and provides the Christian with power for godly living and understanding of spiritual truth. He intercedes for us in our prayers and provides guidance in knowing and doing the will of God. He bestows spiritual gifts on every believer to equip them for ministry and to build up the church.

Man and Salvation: We believe that man was created in the image of God. In the beginning, man was innocent of sin and endowed by His Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. We believe that people are born with an inclination toward sin. All people sin in failing to do all that God desires which separates them from God. A person cannot exist in this world without sin because it is a spiritual characteristic of all mankind. Man by his own effort cannot produce righteousness or earn his own salvation before God. Through repentance and faith, drawn by the Holy Spirit, man may accept the grace of God provided through the redemptive death of Christ. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life, at which time the Holy Spirit causes spiritual rebirth and lives in the believer. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God and is therefore secure for the believer for all eternity. The process of sanctification whereby the believer grows in grace toward conformity with Jesus Christ continues until the person comes into the presence of God in Heaven.

Human Destiny: We believe that people were created to exist forever. Everyone will either exist eternally separated from God by sin in Hell or eternally with God in Heaven by forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. Death seals the eternal destiny for each person. For all mankind there will be a resurrection of the body into the spirit world and judgment that will determine where each one will spend eternity.

The Church: We believe there is one true church universal comprised of all those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. A local expression of the church, as described in the New Testament, is a body of believers who meet together. They devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching the Word, observance of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, fellowship, service according to their gifts, and taking the gospel to the world. Its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying God.

Baptism and The Lord's Supper: We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Though not a requirement for salvation, baptism is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to a new life of obedience and faithfulness to God. Salvation followed by baptism precedes membership at Magnolia Creek Baptist Church.

We believe that participation in The Lord's Supper is an act of obedience whereby members of His universal church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, remember and commemorate Christ's death on the cross for the sins of men and anticipate His second coming.

Church Bylaws

PDF available on our Google drive

Join us Sunday at 9:30AM Bible Study & 10:45AM Worship Service