On April 1, 2012, one week before Easter, two small groups of Christians who had been meeting for Bible study in their homes—one in Dublin and one in Stephenville—merged together with a shared vision that God desired to start a new church with a commitment to study God’s Word deeply, support world missions eagerly and build relationships intentionally. Their respective group leaders served as co-pastors of Elk Ridge Baptist Church from its inception, taking the name for the church from Elk Ridge Estates on Alexander Road in Stephenville where they hoped to build a permanent facility in the coming years on donated property. For a short time the church met in a member’s home in Stephenville before moving into a meeting room at Motel 6 where it worshipped together for almost a year. On August 11, 2013 the church moved into a small home at 634 East Road in Stephenville, which has since been greatly renovated and expanded. Exactly nine months later on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, the church called its first full-time pastor.
Construction has begun on a new church facility, and we hope to be worshipping in the new facility by Fall 2020.