Brentwood Leaders through the years

City of Houston

Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million people, within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2),[6] it also is the largest city in the Southern United States
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Brentwood Community

Originally Brentwood was a White community, settled in the 1960s. Claudia Kolker of the Houston Press said that the first generation of settlers, who were White, as well as the second and third, who were Black, came for the "small-town quality.
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Church Founded

Brentwood Baptist Church was founded in June 17, 1945. The twelve initial members met at the local elementary school until a parcel of land could be purchase.
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Dr. Donald Carroll

Dr. Donald Carroll (1930 - 2014) was called to pastor in Houston, Tx. at Brentwood Baptist Church from 1957 to 1965.
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Dr. Herbert Nash

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Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff

Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff was elected as pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church of Houston, Texas in February 1980 and by the year 2000 had grown it from a 500 member congregation to a mega-church of 12,000.
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Brentwood Growth

Land Acquisitions
6 acres acquired in 1964
9 acres acquired in 1984
10 acres acquired in 1986
25 acres acquired as a gift in 1995
37 acres acquired in 1998
24 acres acquired in 2000
Buildings
Sanctuary Built in 1965 and renovated in 1998
Prayer Chapel Built in 1984 and renovated in 1998
Worship Center Built in 1986 and renovated in 2001
Credit Union/Brentwood Community Foundation Built in 1988 and renovated in 2001
Brentwood Cottages Built in 1997
Doris Gardner Ratliff Center for Child Development Built in 2001
oe Samuel Ratliff Lifelong Learning Center Built in 2001
Maintenance Building Built in 2003
Modular Building Built in 1988 and renovated in 2001
Administrative Wing Built in 1965 and renovated in 2000
Ministries
110 adult and youth organizations
Church Planting/Missions that have become churches
17 new churches since 1984