The H.O.M.E. Church U.P.C.I. of Johnson City, Texas, had it's beginning in the living room of
Billie Fluitt in February of 1957. Both felt the call to start a Home Missions Church in the home town of Lyndon B. Johnson.
There were 12 charter members (five adults and seven children). Especially among the children, there was no lack of talent for music and singing.
Quickly outgrowing that small facility, we purchased 4 prime acres on Highway 290 W. just inside the city limits. It consisted of an old shop building, a four bedroom house, nice garden spot and beautiful trees.
The Fluitts moved into the house and began to remodel the shop building to meet the temporary need of the Church until the land was free of debt.
An Architect member designed a scale model of the future dome top Church. It served the purpose to encourage while enduring the inconvenience of the old shop building.
During the time of demolishing the shop building and constructing the new facility, the members congregated in a large metal building on the Fluitts' ranch. When cold weather came, they crowded into the spacious living-dining room area of the ranch house.
In February of 1964, the congregation joyfully marched into their new Dome top Church, marking their seventh anniversary. It was a milestone well worth the wait.
During the 38 year tenure in the dome Church, we witnessed many conversions, healings and works of the Spirit.
Many Spanish people came dedicating their life to God. Once again, being faced with the fact there was a need to enlarge our borders, the Church purchased seven choice acres on Highway 281 North inside the city limits. This was the same property where the Church had its beginning in 1957. The rent house on the Southeast corner no longer exists.
The workers cleared and made ready for the building of the large new facility. The H.O.M.E. Church is blessed to have so many skilled carpenters and workmen who donated their time and expertise to the building of the H.O.M.E. Church. They are also a great help to the Texas District Church in a Day.
After Many hours of labor, sacrifice, expense and time, the H.O.M.E. Church was completed as the vision of the Designer's Plan.
Sunday A.M. July 25, 2003 with sounds of celebration, the officials of Johnson City, Texas, led the congregation through the main part of the little town to their new spacious facility, called the H.O.M.E. Church on Highway 281 N. "Thank You, Johnson City, Texas". After 38 years the congregation again marched joyfully into their new spacious facility. The Sanctuary seats about four hundred. It has been full a few times on special occasions.
After making a full circle back to the same property where-on the Church had its beginning, 48 years ago, Jacob of Old would have called it BETHEL, but our 21st Century Pastor, Rev. Gregory Steele named it an appropriate name for the endtime.
Rev. Crescencio Cruz is the
Pastor of the Spanish Church. Spanish Bible class begins at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, followed by Spanish Worship service in the Sanctuary at 12:30 p.m
Rev. Billie C. Fluitt "What will you do with your Life"