HOUSTON-In the year of 1947, a group of members under the leadership of Rev. Horace M. Moore met in the home of Bro. & Sis. J. Bluitt located at 3502 Wyrick, Houston, Texas 77026 and organized themselves into a body known as the Willing Workers Baptist Church. Seven months later the church moved to a building on Salina Street, where praises were rendered to God for 18 years.
During the year of 1966, the church was forced to relocate because of the expansion of the Houston Independent School District. In February of 1967, property was purchased and a building was erected at 6900 Weaver Road, Houston, Texas 77028. Reverend Moore continued to carry out the mission of the Master and moved the body to greater accomplishments.
Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Rev. Moore extended an invitation to Rev. James C. Carrington, Jr. to exceed him upon his retirement. On December 31, 1978 Rev. Moore presented the proposal to the church and Rev. Carrington was accepted unanimously. On January 7, 1979 Rev. James C. Carrington, Jr. accepted the post as pastor of the Willing Workers Baptist Church and immediately challenged the church family to strive to reach the mark of excellency.
During his tenure as ‘Pastor’, Reverend James C. Carrington, Jr. has upheld the scripture Jeremiah 3:15 “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Members believe that God has bestowed upon them one whom exemplifies the qualities of a prayerful, humble and submissive servant. Thus, the church has continued to grow through the dynamic teaching and preaching of Pastor James C. Carrington, Jr..
Continuing to act to the dictation of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Carrington was led to remodel the edifice in 1985 and on August 14, 1988 a ground breaking service for the expansion of the sanctuary and the addition of seven new classrooms and fellowship hall was held. Pastor Carrington was led to remodel again in 2002, which was completed in April 2003, the sanctuary was expanded and a tape and video room along with a receptionist area was added.
During his thirty-four years of leadership Pastor Carrington has ordained twenty-one deacons and sixteen laymen have announced their calling to the ministry. There are thirty preachers proclaiming the gospel under Pastor Carrington’s leadership. The Lord smiled on the Willing Workers Baptist Church family once again and allowed a second location to be birthed on April 13, 2008 in Texas City, Texas. The second location to date is flourishing and growing by leaps and bounds. On Sunday, August 26, 2012 the North Campus placed a new cornerstone to commemorate sixty- five years of existence as a unified body of believers. “To God Be The Glory For The Things He Has Done.” The Willing Workers Baptist Church family is determined to continue to seek the lost at any cost because there is a realization that the harvest is plenteous but the laborers are few. The church motto is, “The Church that is not seeking the Lost is Lost” and Willing Workers’ are indeed seeking those who do not know Christ. As Willing Workers’ moves from membership to discipleship their prayer is that God will continue to bless them with His direction and protection.
Willing Workers Baptist Church invites all to come and worship at either location. North Location: 6900 Weaver Rd., Houston, Texas 77028. Church No. (713) 633-5165, or South Location: 801 29th St., Texas City, Texas 77590 Sunday: Morning Worship: 8:30am – North Campus, Afternoon Worship: 12:00 Noon – South Campus, Tuesday: Mid-Week Bible Study: 7:00 P.M. – South Campus, Wednesday: Mid-Week Bible Study: 7:00 P.M. – North Campus