Hill Country Bible to build on hilltop at front of Steiner

Nearly 200 people participated in Hill Country Bible Church’s groundbreaking ceremony on July 29 in Steiner Ranch.

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Hill Country Bible Church hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday for its new 25,000-square-foot campus on a hilltop near the main entrance of Steiner Ranch.  

“We’re on one of the highest hills in Steiner Ranch and the lake area. More than 20,000 cars a day will see the cross, which will be a testimony to this community,” said Tim Hawks, HCBC Lakeline pastor.

Construction at the 30-acre site in the 4300 block of North Quinlan Park Road will take place over 10 to 12 months. The new HCBC building is expected to open by fall 2019.  

HCBC church members had the vision a decade ago to meet locally. The church meets at Laura W. Bush Elementary now, setting up and taking down their equipment each Sunday.

God continued to add numbers to the local group and the vision to have their own church building became one step closer with the purchase of land in 2015, said Brad Van Stavern, first HCBC Steiner campus pastor.

“We are here today,” Van Stavern said. “Thank you for your faithfulness.”

Josh Howard, HCBC Steiner campus pastor for four years, also spoke at the July 29 event.

“You have a front seat of what God is going to do here in this community,” Howard said.

“‘He who began a good work will be faithful to complete it,’” he said, citing Bible verse Philippians 1:6.

The Steiner Ranch campus advancement team turned dirt at the Hill Country Bible Church groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday. L-R Kelly Thate, Kevin Whitehurst, Brooke Walls, Eric Hehman, David Rigney, Curtis Carpenter, Carolyn Skogman, Todd Self and Cathi Pendleton. Nearly 200 people participated in the HCBC event on July 29.