How We Got Here

1997

A group of Christians, primarily from First Baptist Church in La Grange, held Bible Study meetings in Round Top, Texas.  They soon rented space on the town square by FM 237, and the church formed there was named Round Top Baptist Church.  Without a fulltime pastor, guest speakers preached each Sunday.  During this period, the church was given money specifically for the purpose of purchasing land and building a church building.  Using this gift, one and one-half acres were purchased at the current site located at 440 E. Mill Street. 

1999

A full-time pastor, Matthew Diehl, was called. Shortly after Pastor Diehl came, the congregation voted to change the name to Round Top Church Christian Fellowship. This name change allowed the church to reach all Christians regardless of Denomination.  The Fellowship grew by way of believers who had purchased second homes and retirement homes. The Fellowship proved to be a place of Worship for those spending the weekend in the Round Top area.

 2000

The church was able to purchase an additional half acre of land adjacent to the backside of the original property, creating a building site of two acres. Round Top Church began a building program resulting in a multi-functional community building completed in February 2002. Within a year, the building was paid-in-full and the congregation was debt-free.
 

2006

Veronica Skaggs, Children’s Director, helped start a Vacation Bible School program that continues to reach-out to the community today.

 2008

The Fellowship was led by the Lord to call a youth minister, Jacob Sealy. This enabled the Fellowship to expand in many areas. An elementary school age after-school program called “Stand Out” was started.  This program partners with the local elementary school.  The church also began off-campus Bible studies and a Sunday night youth service.

 2009

The youth group began meeting regularly in the Fall of 2009 and reached-out to the Middle and High School students of the surrounding school districts.  

2010

The Fellowship purchased 2.5 acres next to the existing site. Future plans are to build a dedicated sanctuary in front of the existing building. The additional property will be used for parking and recreation. Round Top Church has provided Bible conferences for the community and surrounding areas.

2013

The Fellowship purchased five acres with a three-bedroom, two bath home on Round Top Road and Floyd Lane. The residence was purchased for staff housing.

The Fellowship called Music/Youth pastor – Aaron Mullins.  

 

2014

The Fellowship had a change in the music ministry. Aaron Mullins resigned, and Ruby McGuill joined the Music program as pianist and vocalist. 

2017

There was an addition to the back of the building for covered handicap parking and recreational space. The addition was paid for in cash. The Fellowship continues to be debt free

The Sew and Sew ministry was officially added. This ministry sews blankets for those who are ill and special occasions. Ladies from the Fellowship and others from the community participate.