Washington Bible County Bible Church (WCBC) began with Sunday night Bible studies during the summer of 2010. There were 12 families attending. In August of that year, the decision was made to investigate the start of a new Bible church centered on the expository teaching and preaching of God’s Word. On September 10, 2010, the first morning service started at 10:00 am in the garage meeting room of Carl and Lexa Oelze, Chappell Hill, Texas. The process of determining a church name and applying for tax-exempt status with the state of Texas ended with the establishment of WCBC as a tax-exempt corporation by the state of Texas as of December 7, 2010. The “garage church,” as WCBC was fondly referred, secured a new location in January 2011 and began meeting at “Time Well Spent,” 900 East Bluebell Dr., Brenham, Texas at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings.
In December 2010, WCBC was introduced to Bruce Baker, a new professor from Grace School of Theology (The Woodlands, Texas). Bruce accepted the interim pastorate for the church in January 2011. The men of the church proceeded to develop a doctrinal statement and church constitution through the summer of 2011. Meetings were held with staff from Grace Bible Church, College Station, Texas to develop criteria and qualifications for church leadership. From those meetings, two men were approved as elders by congregational vote, Jim Reeves, and Carl Oelze. Both men had previously served in leadership capacities in Bible churches accumulating approximately 35 years of joint service. Charter members of the church were welcomed into fellowship in the fall of 2011. In February 2012, application was filed with the United States federal government for a 501C3 status for WCBC. That status was granted in October 2012.
We meet on Sunday mornings for worship and teaching from 9:00 to 11:00 am. The church program is centered on the exposition of God’s Word with all effort given to grammatical, historical, and literal interpretation. Line by line exposition with the intent of equipping attendees for adoration and service to our Lord Jesus Christ is stressed so the “man of God may be thoroughly furnished for every good work” and to enable believers to grow, mature and be reproductive with the gospel of Christ in a worldly, hostile environment.
Our desire is to establish Bible studies, home groups, Sunday school classes, youth fellowship and programs specifically dedicated to instilling God’s Word into the lives of believers to the Glory of God.