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), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States
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.
Brentwood Baptist Church was founded in June 17, 1965. The twelve initial members met at the local elementary school until a parcel of land could be purchase.
Dr. Donald Carroll
Dr. Donald Carroll (1930 - 2014) was called to pastor in Houston, Tx. at Brentwood Baptist Church from 1957 to 1965.
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.
|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|
|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|
|110 adult and youth organizations|
|Church Planting/Missions that have become churches|
|17 new churches since 1984|