Construction underway for Hill Country Bible Steiner


By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

Construction for Hill Country Bible Church’s 25,000-square-foot building is going smoothly on the hilltop near the main entrance of Steiner Ranch.  

“We are on schedule for occupancy in the late summer,” said Josh Howard, HCBC Steiner campus pastor for more than four years.

The new $8 million project sits on the 30-acre site in the 4300 block of North Quinlan Park Road.

The local campus got its start a decade ago from a group of about 75 people living in Steiner who attended HCBC’s Lakeline campus. They wanted to have a church located in the heart of Steiner to focus on and serve the local community.  

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, Howard said.

Today HCBC Steiner has grown to between 200 – 300 members and between 400 – 500 attendees each weekend.

The church meets at Laura W. Bush Elementary now, setting up and taking down their equipment each Sunday.

For the new site, plans call for a Hill Country look of natural stone and a low, one-story profile. The church is working with a landscape design engineer who will help ensure that the replanting of vegetation mirrors the community.

The HCBC Steiner space will also be available for the broader community with a number of state of the art meeting spaces, Howard said.

He said that they have studied traffic patterns related to the site and anticipate that the traffic will only spike for between 5 and 10 minutes, a few times each weekend as church-goers leave the campus.

Howard is excited about what is happening in the Steiner community and has referenced Bible verse Philippians 1:6 when talking about the project: “He who began a good work will be faithful to complete it.”

A glimpse of construction on the inside of Hill Country Bible Church’s 25,000-square-foot building. The church will open their doors for community use with its state of the art meeting spaces.

Hill Country Bible Church Steiner Ranch is building on the 30-acre, hilltop site near the entrance of Steiner. The new church building is expected be finished by late summer.