Who We Are
The church of Christ, which meets at Midway, may have been conceived through the expressions of aspirations discussed over a cup of coffee. These dreams became a reality in the late 1950’s.
A small group of Christians purchased land in Hitchcock on Temple Drive and built a minister’s home. The group met for worship services in the double garage of that home for about a year before building a small frame church building with three classrooms on the same property as the house.
As the congregation grew, the members realized a change in location was needed in order to better serve the needs of the communities from which they came. Property was secured on Highway 6 between Hitchcock and Santa Fe, thus the name “Midway” and a new building was constructed. In March of 1971, the congregation moved into their new facility and became the Midway church of Christ.
Brother Gerald Cleveland served as part-time minister from 1965 until 1972. As the membership increased, the congregation secured their first full time preacher with some financial help provided by the South Main Church of Christ in Weatherford, Texas. Brother Bill Tibbles was employed to preach the gospel in the Hitchcock-Santa Fe area. In June of 1974, the congregation became self-supporting and employed Brother Alan Luker, who ministered to the Midway family for nine years. From 1983 until 2000 Brother Robert Taylor served as the gospel preacher for the Midway congregation. In April of 2001, Brother Gabriel Rodriguez came to work the Midway family. In Spring of 2003, Brother Russell McLaughlin began working with the Midway family.
The Midway Church of Christ has been involved in many worthwhile works that include: the support of missionaries in Mexico, Iowa, Brazil, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Antigua, assisting Sunny Glen and Medina Children’s homes, and ministering to many local needs. The Midway family is devoted to preaching and teaching the gospel.
The Midway family is a committed body of believers to the great commission of Jesus Christ found in Matthew 28:19-20: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” To this end we will continue to spread the love of God’s message to a lost and dying world. May God continue to bless our efforts as we journey into the 21st century.