The Early Years
Pastors Clyde & Joyce Drake founded Sealy Assembly of God (now CCF) in 1976. Together they laid a foundation of love for the Word of God and trusting for the move of His Spirit. After beginning in the Landmark Building in downtown Sealy, the original permanent facility was built on Meyer Street from the ground up by Pastor Clyde and church members in the late 1970s. In the 1980s, Pastors Warren & Cathie Richardson (1984-1991) built on the foundation laid by Pastors Clyde & Joyce.
In November of 1991, at the age of 28 and 27, Rusty and Anne Griffin were invited to serve as lead pastors at Sealy Assembly. For their first twelve years, Pastors Rusty and Anne worked with the people and leaders of the church to build a culture of discipleship, prayer, and worship. During this season the church's outreach efforts focused on inviting the community to large-scale events such as Easter egg hunts, musical productions, and holiday festivals. In addition, relationships were cultivated with key apostolic and prophetic figures, such as Duane White, Bishop Tony Miller, Doug Stringer, and others, who helped the church develop its identity and assignment in the body of Christ and who continue to speak into our community to this day, as God continues to provide people to bring growth and empower us to minister to those around us.
Making New, Making Great
In 2003, the church changed its name to Christian City Fellowship, a place where the hungry and thirsty can settle and reap a harvest (Psalm 107:35-38). Construction began on a 40,000 square foot facility which opened March 7, 2004. Building on the already-established culture of discipleship, prayer and worship, CCF sharpened its focus as a place where God is making new and making great. Over the past ten years, the church's outreach efforts have transitioned from mostly on-campus events to neighborhood and home-based gatherings as well as partnering with our communities in festivals and events. We are thankful for what God has already done and about what He will do in the decades to come!