At The Church on Congress Avenue, our mission is simple —
To share the Word of God with EVERYONE.
In the Gospel of John, Jesus said we would know the truth, and the truth will set us free. The truth found in the Bible has the power to free people from sin and the pain that comes with it. Nothing else can free a person the way God’s truth does. So here at TCCA, we feel led by the Holy Spirit to share God’s message, verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter, book-by-book. There are no gimmicks, no politics, just God’s truth spoken with love — because only the power of God’s Word can heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free.
Jesus Christ moved in the hearts of a small group of Christians in the autumn of 1889, leading them to begin the first Baptist church in south Austin. They lived across the Colorado River outside the Austin city limits in a rural community scattered along South Congress Avenue, the major thoroughfare in the captital city even in those days.
The early years of our church were perhaps the most fleeting. The church placed its emphasis on beginning God’s work in the community and on building up each other as new members found their places in the Body of Christ. As God’s Spirit moved among the growing membership, their attention focused on where they were going, not where they had been.
The Founding of The Church on Congress Avenue
I love this church I like to call home. When I'm away I miss it and wish I were there even when I'm on the beach in sunny Florida.
With the early years long gone, the next generations of church members began looking back to measure God’s successes and to recapture the inspirations of those who founded Congress Avenue Baptist Church to touch their roots.
My wife and I are still fairly new here but it has been wonderful. 4 months in and we've already been given the opportunity to serve God in many ways.