Needham Road Baptist/The Church @ 242 is a Fifteen-year-old church family that is unashamedly Southern Baptist.
In the summer of 1994 a small group of believers committed together to plant a church in the community along what was then Needham Road. Tryon-Evergreen Association, The Baptist General Convention of Texas, and the First Baptist Church of Willis joined in the support and effort to start a new mission – Needham Road Baptist Mission.
The church secured space in the local clubhouse of the home owners association and met there for almost 4 years. In 1997 the church purchased property with frontage along Needham Road, which by then had been expanded and become State Highway 242. The church converted the existing house and begin having services. In 1998 a mobile chapel unit that would seat 75 was leased and set on the property. As the congregation grew the decision to build a new building was made. In December of 2001 the church moved into the facility. The second floor was finished out in 2005. Three additional portable buildings now also sit on the church campus. The church is a model and an example of having a kingdom vision. Since 2001 the church has planted or partnered with 11 different church or ministry plants….including Jewish Evangelism, The Houston Nepali Church, A multi-cultural church co-pastored by an Indian and a Kenyan pastor, multiple Spanish language churches, a cowboy church, and at present a joint venture with Transport For Christ to minister to those involved in the trucking industry.
The church is in the beginning phases of a long range planning to seeking the what and how of growing as Lord opens the doors. The answer is never, ‘We Can’t, it is always Why Can’t We?’