One of the fastest-growing and most popular churches in Collin County, Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, home of Pastor Chuck Swindoll, celebrated its 10th anniversary with the dedication of a new 3,000-seat worship center.
On Sunday, Oct. 26, Stonebriar Community Church, a nondenominational evangelical Christian church, dedicated its new 3,000-seat worship facility on its 90-acre campus in Frisco. The church is located at the southwest corner of Lebanon Road and Legendary Drive, two blocks west of Preston Road. High praises were sung by the adult choir, children’s choirs, and orchestra during the 9:30a.m. and 11:15a.m. services.
The church's founding pastor, Chuck Swindoll, delivered a memorable message, as the new worship center was officially commissioned as a place where people can meet to honor God.
The new, 135,000-square foot worship center, designed by local architecture firm F&S Partners, features a chancel choir of 150 seats, platform to accommodate a 40-piece orchestra, rear-projection video capabilities, catwalks and lighting, and a future pipe organ. It also includes a new visitors' center and prayer/counseling rooms. A 60,000 SF children's education building, also designed by F&S Partners, is now under construction and slated to open in December 2009.
Just six months after its founding in 1998, 1,500 people were attending worship services at its temporary location on the Preston Ridge campus of Collin County Community College. In 2001, Stonebriar opened the doors of its first worship center and quickly filled the 1,500-seat auditorium to capacity at both Sunday-morning services. In 2003, the church added a third Sunday morning worship service to accommodate the growth to more than 4,000 members.
Stonebriar Community Church was founded by Chuck Swindoll, who serves as its senior pastor. Mr. Swindoll has devoted more than 40 years to ministerial life. He currently serves as Chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary, is the Bible teacher of the worldwide radio ministry, “Insight for Living,” and has published numerous books dealing with all aspects of Christian life. He served as senior pastor of a Fullerton, California, church for 23 years prior to moving back to Texas.