The Cross Timbers Church of Christ began meeting together in the summer of 1987. Initially around forty members met in a small store front, affectionately known to the original members as “the waterbed store”. Part of the space was walled off for a couple of children’s classrooms. This location would serve as “home” for a couple of years.
In 1988, as Sunday morning attendance edged closer and closer to one hundred members in a building not nearly large enough for that many people, it was decided to begin the search for property on which to build a permanent structure. Five acres was purchased on what was at the time the edge of town, and construction began in the summer of 1989. The original structure was a multi-purpose facility, with classrooms on one side of the assembly area and kitchen, restrooms, and church office on the other. The seating could be configured multiple ways or removed completely, depending on what activity/event was taking place. Most of the work of constructing the building, other than the slab and outer framework and walls, was done by members of the Cross Timbers family. It took longer than hiring a construction company to build the structure, but it was the only economically feasible way for the structure to be built. Those who were part of Cross Timbers at the time would say that it was one of the most memorable and enjoyable times they’ve ever experienced in church life. The first official gathering was Sunday, October 1, 1989. A two-story addition was added to the initial structure in 1998 to provide more classroom and restroom space.