Central’s history as a congregation in the Pflugerville area is relatively short but has deep roots in Travis County. The congregation continues to reach out as the scripture instructs and offers our community and the surrounding areas a sound place for worshiping and serving the true and living God.
Central’s lineage begins in 1953 when two congregations–the Manor church of Christ and the San Marcos street church of Christ–decided to build the Govalle congregation in east Austin. In the 1960s, the Govalle congregation purchased land on Ed Bluestein Boulevard and Highway 183 and in 1968, they moved into their new facility there. The name was changed to University Hills to coincide with the neighborhood’s name.
In the early 2000s, a group of members from the University Hills congregation began to see a need in the Pflugerville Texas area to establish a new congregation. Central church of Christ of Pflugerville started to meet in January 2003 when brother Kirk Tooley, his family, and 2 other families assembled at the Dessau Elementary School in its cafeteria area. The University Hills congregation, given falling attendance numbers, closed and its members voted to merge with Central in 2005.
After a few years with continued growth, the need for better place to hold Bible classes arose. The church moved to East Howard Lane to address this issue. Central continued at this facility for several years knowing that the church would need to find a larger building consistent with the growth of the congregation. Therefore, the men of the congregation decided to purchase four acres of land around the corner on Old Gregg Lane road. With steady growth and with the sale of the old University Hills church of Christ building Central was able to build its current meeting place. We moved into our building in February 2015.
While our history is short–with God’s grace and to His glory–we pray that we continue to grow and serve the Pflugerville, Manor, and Austin area in a manner pleasing to our Lord and Savior. We hope and pray if you live in the area and are looking for a sound and loving congregation, you may join us in our growth too!