About Us

Location/ Our Community – Spring Creek Baptist Church is located on Rayford Rd., just southeast of The Woodlands, Texas, and west of the Grand Parkway (SH 99). The Rayford Rd corridor is one of the fastest growing communities in Texas.  

Worship Style – The purpose of worship is to prepare our hearts to experience the Holy Spirit.  We strive to do that through music that speaks to all generations.  Our worship is a blend of contemporary songs that you might hear on Christian radio stations and traditional hymns.    

Discipleship Groups – Put down some roots and get involved in our family.  Jeremiah 17:8 tells about a person who “…is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”  Get involved by joining a discipleship group where people commit to grow together in Christ by encouraging, serving and spending time together.  We have a group for every age and walk in life. 

Family – Spring Creek Baptist Church is a strong supporter of families. We encourage families to develop a core foundation built on Godly principles, and to serve Him and one another in love. We invite families to come together in worship. [photo of 2 little girls with book] 

How to Dress – At Spring Creek Baptist, we want to encourage you to come as you are.  All we ask is that you wear clothes.  From business casual to shorts and t-shirts with some cowboy hats and boots mixed in, we want all to feel welcomed and comfortable.  It’s not unusual to see Hawaiian shirts on a member of our worship team.  Our pastor still wears a suit every Sunday.  His reasoning is the same as if he was on a job interview.  He does it as a sign of respect to those who are willing to give him time.  It also makes him easily identifiable as the pastor.  Above all, we want to you to come and be yourself and experience the Living God. 

Service Times – Sunday mornings at 11:00 am and Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm 

Our church aligns with the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message: http://sbtexas.com/am-site/media/baptist-faith-and-message-2000.pdf 

In short, we believe:

The Scriptures 

We believe that all Scripture is divinely inspired by God, true and trustworthy and without error. A revelation of God Himself to man to teach and instruct.  


We believe in the one and only living and true God, who reveals Himself to us as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  

God the Father 

We believe in God the Father, the creator of all things and ruler of the universe. God is Father in truth to all those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.  

God the Son 

We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. His substitutionary death on the cross redeemed men from sin and eternal death.  

God the Holy Spirit 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the fully divine Spirit of God, who convicts men of sin. He enlightens and empowers the believer in worship, evangelism and in service.  


We believe that God created man in His own image. He created them male and female, to subdue and rule over the earth. By his own free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. God sent His son Jesus Christ to die for man, saving him from eternal death.  


We believe that salvation is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. Salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.  


Those whom God has accepted in Christ and sanctified in His Spirit, will never fall from the state of His grace, but shall persevere.  

The Church 

We are a New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ, an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel. Observing the rights and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to all the peoples of the earth. Each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Our scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor and deacon are limited to men as qualified by Scripture.  

Baptism & the Lord’s Supper 

We believe in baptism by immersion, an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried and risen Saviour. The believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in the newness of life in Christ Jesus.   

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience where believers memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

Evangelism & Missions 

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ, and His church, to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. To seek to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.  

The Lord’s Day 

The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day, and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.  


We believe that Christ will return personally and visibly, the dead will be raised, and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell and the righteous will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.  


We believe that God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual. All that we have we owe to Him. Christians are to be good stewards of their possessions, and be willing to serve Him with their time, talents and material possessions.  

The Christian & Social Order 

In the Spirit of Christ, we believe that all Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death.  

Religious Liberty 

We believe the Church and state should be separate. The state should protect the freedom of the church to pursue its spiritual ends. A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.  

Marriage & Family 

We believe that God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.  

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in a lifetime covenant commitment. The husband and wife are equal before God. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of the husband, as to headship of Christ. Children are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage.  

Affiliations & Cooperation 

Spring Creek Baptist Church is a member of the Tryon-Evergreen Baptist Association and is affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. We believe in cooperation among God’s people to further His Kingdom.

On July, 9, 1967 a group of nineteen dedicated Christians knelt to pray in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Blair, Jr., asking the Lord that all be one accord. All those present agreed to start a church. Officers were elected, a pastor was appointed and a church schedule was set up by mutual consent. They voted to give 10% of their receipts to a mission fund to be distributed to those who were in real need.  

Ward Phillips, a member of that group, was asked to be the pastor. He recommended that the church vote each year on the officers, teachers and even the pastoral position.  

Seven names were nominated for the church name and the eventual selection was: Full Gospel Baptist Church. The name was changed the next year to Spring Creek Baptist Church.  

The church met in homes for several months and agreed in September to purchase 4 acres on Lazy Lane. Before they were able to move onto this land they met at Little Camp Penid, a non-denominational camp used for the once a month civic meeting. They also met for a time under a tent purchased for $100. The building on Lazy Lane was finished in 1969.  

The church voted to call Ward Phillips as the first full time minister in September 1969. He was to be paid “the balance of the monthly income after bills have been paid. To be no less than $25 monthly or no more than $75 monthly until the first of the year”. In March 1970 he resigned as pastor and Spring Creek was faced with a decision. Roger Blair saw two choices: 1) allowing the land to go back to its original owner and disbanding the church; or 2) to pray together, get in one accord and find a pastor for the church. After meeting with representatives from Spring Baptist Church, the group decided to join the Southern Baptist Convention, Union Association and receive help from Spring Baptist in going forth as a body.  

In July of 1970 the church called Hollis Bass as pastor. He was ordained later that summer. By his recommendation the church began sending 7% of offerings to the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program, 3% to the Union Baptist Association and 2% to the benevolence fund. The next year he resigned to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with the blessings of the church. Gene Perraraz, Herb Bullock, Byron Allen and Dr. MGary Ford followed as pastors in the succeeding years. The church decided in 1973 to accept a package deal from the Texas Baptist Mission Department to relocate and build at 1431 Rayford Road. In moving, the church also agreed to join the Tryon-Evergreen Baptist Association. During their pastorates the church built the initial main building, extended that building and purchased two portable buildings for educational space.  

Spring Creek has historically been active in mission efforts. This activity is evidenced in the giving to missions and the sponsoring of missions. In 1975 the church decided to help sponsor a mission church in The Woodlands, TX. In 1076 it voted to help underwrite the Hazy Hollow Baptist Church in Magnolia, TX. In 1977 the church voted to help the church in The Woodlands receive a loan. Today the church sends 10% of its offerings to cooperative mission efforts in this area and around the world. Spring Creek has had a program for the deaf, licensed and/or ordained nineteen men and recommended four men to seminary.  

In 1980 the church called Mike Mercer as pastor and enjoyed several years of outstanding growth. During his tenure as pastor the church built and paid for the gymnasium and the children’s building, known as the “outback”. The church also began the AWANA program in 1983.  

In December of 1992, the church called Stephen Brazzel as pastor. In February of 1993 the church adopted a new vision statement to grow up in maturity as disciples and to grow out into the North Harris and South Montgomery counties and to the world with the gospel message of hope, purpose, forgiveness and abundant life in Jesus Christ.  

Michael Borghese was called as pastor in March of 2015. The Rayford Rd. corridor is located in one of the fastest growing counties in Texas. Spring Creek Baptist Church strives to connect to these new families by sharing the Gospel of Christ, and reaching out to those who are seeking a new church home.

Mike Borghese


Gay Lynn Bolen


John Kohler


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