In 2018 Todd and Tina, Alex and Paisley shared their desire to plant a church after becoming friends. Alex was in seminary and Todd was working for Hospice and as a transitional pastor. Todd had been discussing with with his wife and his son Joshua how he felt the Lord calling him to start a new church. Alex and Paisley had been investigating and pursuing church planting for years even before moving to Texas for graduate school. We meet with 11 people in a restaurant in Princeton each week for over a year to simply talk and pray and move forward as the Lord directed. We also had meetings with the Clife church co-pastors and Todd was hired by Princeton ISD as the Vocational Trades Construction teacher in the Spring of 2020.
Meanwhile in 2020 Paisley and Alex moved to Farmsville due to a transfer in Paisley's job from the Ft. Worth area where Alex was finishing up seminary. With the quarantine in effect we thought it wise to wait to get started with public events. In the meantime Todd and Tina moved to Princeton in June of 2020 with the intent of getting things off the ground with the plant but God had another timeline. Todd suffered a massive heart attack in July of that year. He survived and had triple bypass and has been recovering since. It has been a journey and yet we are just getting started.
All that to say God is moving us again toward launching Christ Culture in the fall of 2021. Our first public event was the Princeton Christmas Parade in December of 2020 where we simply began to introduce our church to the community. We are in fervent prayer as we work toward the day when we can corporately worship and work alongside the people of the Princeton community.