Our History

In the mid to late 1950’s a black pastor, the Rev. James E. Dennis of Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church, and a white pastor, Rev. Richard J. Weber of Zionsville Lutheran Church, shared a common vision from God to create an ecumenical association specifically aimed at demonstrating that Christians of all denominations, races, social economic status and genders could work together for the good of all of Washington County Texas.

During the ’50s and ’60s, the interdenominational bridge building that made the Billy Graham crusades a national success also provided fertile ground for cooperative efforts among ministers. In the midst of one of the most challenging periods in American History, Rev. Dennis and Rev. Weber steadfastly operated by faith to establish a coalition of clergy that would stand in agreement with the scripture that declares, “There is one Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism”. Ephesians 4:5

Now, over sixty (60) years later, the WCMA continues to provide a clear spiritual vision and has birth the following ministries (non-profit organizations) in response to the needs of the citizenry of the county:

• Faith Mission and Help Center – 1985
• Bread Partners – 2000
• New Beginnings Pregnancy Care Center – 2002
• Habitat for Humanity – 2001

Additionally, the WCMA supports the following ministries (non-profits)

• Brenham Supportive Living Center
• Crop Walk / Church World Service
• Bridge Ministry of Burton
• Brenham Hospice

The WCMA’s serves the community through the following programs:

• Washington County Jail Ministry (Bible Study / Counseling / Pastoral Care)
• Nursing Home Ministry (Coordination of Worship Services and Communion)
• Brenham Police Department Chaplain Program
The WCMA conducts various activities to promote church and community fellowship:

• Fall Annual County-Wide Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service
• Spring Annual County-Wide Good Friday Service
• Pastors Prayer Retreat