Aubrey Church of Christ

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Inspiration, Courage, & Community Involvement Builds Local Congregation

Until the spring of 1961, members of the Church of Christ who lived in Aubrey drove to Pilot Point or elsewhere to attend worship services. In May of that year, however, the Pilot Point church sent its minister, John Dial, to conduct a gospel meeting in the Aubrey Community Center. Bill and Pat Wilson were baptized into Christ at that meeting, and plans were laid for the establishment of a congregation in Aubrey.  

The Wilsons, Dewey and Alma Burns and Earl and Oleta Flowers signed a $2,000 loan at the Denton County National Bank to purchase the land and building to house the Aubrey Church of Christ. Elwood Allen, an elder at Pearl Street Church of Christ in Denton, co-signed the note.

The church members spent $500 to buy a lot on South Main Street in Aubrey and an old church building in Krum was bought for $305. Burns, Flowers and Wilson spent many long, hot hours removing the roof and preparing the building to be moved. Finally, a moving company transported the structure to Aubrey for $350.  

Then, they began the job of making the building suitable for worship. In addition to the Aubrey brethren, volunteers came from Pilot Point, Frisco, Little Elm and other places to assist. Among those who came and worked was Charles Osburn who, with his family, now often worships at Aubrey Church of Christ. The Pearl Street Church of Christ congregation continued to assist in many ways, as did the Pilot Point Church of Christ.  

W.E. and Linnie Durden, Will and Mamie Moore and Bill and Doris Testerman had also become a part of the new congregation. In August 1961, Burns, Durden, Flowers, Moore, Testerman, and Wilson families held the first worship service in the still-incomplete building. Counting children, there were 21 present on that historic occasion.  

At first, the church got by with part-time, Sunday-only preachers. Bill Watkins of Denton, the late John Moore of Pilot Point and Oran Flatt of Fort Worth all filled the pulpit during those early days. Also, Rowe Meadows is remembered as having preached here. The Pearl Street church in Denton was still interested in this work in Aubrey and supported Jesse Doggett to move here and preach for awhile.  

The old building was hot in summer and cold in winter, but the church grew. Several families, who were anxious to help the Aubrey church to get established on solid footing, either moved to Aubrey or commuted each week. Aubrey Church of Christ enjoyed a flush of success at first, with so many coming to help establish the church. Atten­dance ran into the 50's and even reached the low 60's dur­ing the first couple of years.  

1976 – Room to Grow
Late in 1976, the church purchased two acres of land in Krugerville, intending to erect a new building there. As it worked out, a better site was located, but the congrega­tion managed to make a small profit on the transaction when the land was sold.

1978 – New Home on New Hope