Fifth Ward Church of Christ Site

Our Honored Guests

You’ll discover a warm embrace within the genuine fellowship that defines Fifth Ward Church of Christ.  Please submit a digital visitor card to take your first step toward connecting with our congregation. The digital visitor card will help us understand your needs and allow us to keep you up to date on our many activities.  We look forward to meeting with you and your family.

Our Story

In 1932, through the influence and support of Brother Lee and Sister Laura Richardson of the new congregation, the Heights Church of Christ agreed to sponsor a series of gospel tent meetings in the local Black community preached by Evangelist, Brother Marshall Keeble. These meetings resulted in several baptisms into the body of Christ. Because they were so successful, the Heights congregation hired Brother Keeble to perform another series of tent meetings, but this time at the corner of Waco Street and Lyons Avenue in the Fifth Ward section of the city. After many other tent meetings held at this corner, the first Church of Christ congregation in a Black community in Houston, Texas was established.

Mission and Vision

God’s mission is our mission; making and maturing disciples.

  • To present the “Good News of Jesus Christ to our community, the Houston area, and beyond.
  • To bring glory and honor to his church through righteous living and good works to the needy of our community, the Houston area, and beyond.
  • To equip members with the necessary tools for spiritual formation to the image of Christ.

What We Believe

We believe the Bible to be God s inspired, authoritative Word and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that one God eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His return in power and glory.

Become a Member

Join our faithful family Explore the path to becoming a beloved member of Fifth Ward Church of Christ and start your journey of spiritual connection and growth.

Step 1: Commit

Step 2: Serve

Step 3: Connect