Often, God places a great dream in the minds of some, and once that dream gets going under His direction, and submitted to by those with willing hearts, tremendous things begin to happen.
Such is the beginning of Timber Lakes Baptist Church. In early 1972, God touched the heart of Fellowship Baptist Church in Pasadena, under the leadership of Bro. C.H. McBryde. A small mobile chapel unit was placed on a site on Glen Loch Street in the Timber Lakes subdivision. Wayne Branson was called as missionary and the first service was held on May 21, 1972. A Lighthouse for the Lord was established. As the mobile unit began to fill, a massive residential development began. It was called The Woodlands which, as you can see, has become a city of its own.
Fellowship Baptist Church could see God opening fantastic doors of opportunity. Three and a half acres were purchased in May of 1973 on Sawdust Road. The mobile unit was moved to the site in July. Ground breaking ceremonies were held on March 3, 1974 for the first building, and by that fall, a building dedicated to God stood proudly as the first service was September 22, 1974.
On August 30, 1974, Bro. B.A. Morris moved on the field as the mission's missionary pastor. God blessed Bro. Morris's ministry during the next eight years. More space was needed. Temporary classrooms were built. The original building was expanded to include the fellowship hall, enlarged nursery, and restroom facilities.
March 27, 1983...the mission members joined hands in a circle around the sanctuary and pledged themselves to God and to each other as a fully organized new testament church. In June of 1984, Bro. Morris accepted the call from Fellowship Baptist Church to fill the pulpit vacated by Bro. C.H. McBryde. In July of 1984, Bro. Mike Evans was called as pastor of TLBC. God continued to bless TLBC and more space was needed. In October 1985, ground was broken for an educational building and gym area. Sunday School classes were moved to the new building in May of 1986. TLBC elected to name the new building the "C.H. McBryde Educational Building" in honor of his love for the Lord's work and his vision for missions. TLBC continued to grow and the people rose to meet every challenge. The 30 year note on the McBryde building was paid off in 30 months. Sharing the Gospel continues to be a passion of this fine church. All levels of associated work are supported and TLBC has developed a foreign mission program of her own in the Philippines and in Mexico.
In September 1999 ground was broken for the Family Life Center. The dedication was Father’s Day, 2000. This project was given the name "More Than A Building" because of TLBC's desire for the work to be far more than steel and brick. The building is only a part. People make a church.
God has truly been gracious over the years to the believers at TLBC. We come from all walks of life, with all sorts of viewpoints to share and varying talents to offer. While by no means a perfect church, the members have a heart for the Lord, His Word, and His people.