In May 1977, Spring Memorial Baptist Mission started as a mission of Memorial Baptist Church (Houston, Texas). The church called its first pastor, Jim McCracken, in March 1978. In the following year, construction began on the original church building (currently the administrative building) on a plot of land on the corner of Sciacca Rd. and Aldine Westfield Rd. The first service was held at that location on October 14, 1979, and the church was formally constituted on September 7, 1980.
In 1985, the church completed the construction of an education building. The church called its second pastor, Kevin Basham, in 1988, and in 1990, completed an interim worship center (our current children’s building). A gymnasium was added in 1995. In June of 1998, the church called its current pastor, Richard Caldwell. The church adopted a new Constitution and By-Laws in 2000, which also implemented a new manner of church governance through a body of elders. In addition, in 2005, the church’s name was changed to “Founders Baptist Church”. These changes reflected sincere and growing biblical convictions regarding a reformed view of soteriology and a commitment to the New Testament teaching on ecclesiology.
In 2006, a new worship center was completed where the church currently meets. The church—its elders, deacons and members—confess that we exist for God’s pleasure and to bring glory and honor to His name and the name of His Son, Jesus Christ.
More important than numbers and buildings is the doctrinal foundation for the spiritual life of the congregation that has been built. The foundation of sound doctrine, spiritual leadership and the faithful service of the saints is that which makes Founders Baptist Church unique. It is our conviction that God’s blessing will remain with this congregation if we remain faithful to Him and His Word.