CHIRSTIAN COMMUNITY CENTER
Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, a landmark multi-structure campus, serves the needs of more than one million residents of Northwest Harris County. The Center houses the activities of over 110 community non-profit entities, with visitors numbering in the thousands using the Center annually.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The mission of the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center is to enrich the quality of life for the residents of Northwest Harris County through social, educational, cultural and spiritual programs.
Our vision is to serve as the heart and central gathering place in the Cypress Creek community for non-profits and educational organizations.
Enabled by generous grants from foundations such as Houston Endowment, the Brown Foundation, and the M. D. Anderson Foundation, the Center opened in June 1978, with a 15,600 square foot building known as The Forum. The Forum houses a 270-seat auditorium, an acoustical gem which is recognized as one of the finest venues for chamber music in the Greater Houston Area. In the following years, a Youth and Education Building (classrooms), a Chapel and the Centrum (world-class performance facility) were added. The facilities suffered severe damage during Hurricane Harvey and renovations to the Centrum are still in progress.
The two criteria for use of buildings are that organizations be non-profit and that they provide a valuable community service appropriate for the space to meet the educational, humanitarian, spiritual and cultural needs of Northwest Harris County.
In March 1976, The Center was established as a Texas non-profit corporation and its Governing Board assumed responsibility for all scheduling of the facilities. Cypress Creek Christian Church owns and operates the facilities, and as its mission to serving the community, makes the facilities available to the more than 110 non-profit user organizations that operate their valuable programs and services through the Center.
The Center is the energizing community driven force within a centralized, civic complex which includes The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Barbara Bush Harris County Library, courthouse annex, a 63-acre park, the Cypress Creek Greenway Hike and Bike Trails and the George H. W. Bush Community Center, a recent Harris County Precinct 4 acquisition. This civic and cultural district serves the needs of over 1,000,000 residents of Northwest Houston and Harris County.
Our Governing Board
Our Governing Board consists of members of Cypress Creek Christian Church and representatives of our user organizations or the Cypress Creek community at large. Many thanks to each of the board members for their dedication, time and efforts in making the Center the heart and central gathering place in the Cypress Creek community for non-profits and educational organizations.