About Us

Welcome to the Avenue F Church of Christ

The Avenue F Church of Christ has experienced many transformations during its 45 years of existence. It was the first and only predominately black church of Christ congregation in Plano, Texas. It began in 1957, when Bro. Elbert Moore baptized the first member of what was then called the Avenue G Church of Christ. 

Bro. W.R. Beal was the first minister of the newly formed chruch and gegan working to move the congregation forward in membership. 

In 1963, the congregation purchased materials to build a 20 x 20 one-room building on two lots at 1407 Avenue H. which was purchased by the elders of Pitman Creek Church of Christ. In February 1964 as a result of encouragement from Bro. Burch, elder of the Pitman Creek, Bro. Bailey assumed the ministry as the minister of Avenue H. Bro. Burch stayed with the congregation for one month to assist in the transition. Despite its slight membership, the church held its first gospel meeting in 1965 with Euless Turner as the speaker. 

The church membership continued to grown. In 1966, the Avenue H congregation built a new building, which seated 75 people. In the 1980’s, it became apparent that the congregation needed yet more room to grown. In 1981, Hamilton Parck Church of Christ (now Greenville Avenue Church of Christ) gave the congregation $220 which would be the first donation towards a building fund. In 1984, the congregation became incorporated. There were six trustees, Bro. Morris E. Bailey, Fred M. Hodridge, Dan  Richardson, Bobby Richardson, Herman B Callaway and Oscar L. Bailey. The congreagation purchased two lots at 905 AVenue F. In 1986, the congregation purchased four lots at 1026 Avenue F which became its present day location. In February 1994, the congreation sold its prperty at 1407 Avenue H to the City of Plano and moved into Avenue F Church of Christ. 

In 2001, Bro. Craig Christman became the minister of Avenue F. Under his leadership, the congregation grew to approximately 150 members and the church hired our first youth minister, Bro. Ramon Hodrige. Bro. Christman remained the minister until September 2006. It was then when Bro. Ramon Hodridge assumed the role of full-time minister of  the Avenue F. The church continued to grow under Bro. Hodridge’s ministry. 

In 2011, Bro. Ramon Hodridge installed the first elders and deacons at the Avenue F Church of Christ. The Elders were Bro. Larry Bowditch, Bro. Fred Hodridge, Bro. Michael Kelly, and Bro. Rowland Strong. The deacons installed were Bro. John Batts and Bro. Frank Spencer. 

Avenue F continued to grow and invest in land around the church’s location and served heavily in the community under start up non profit AFFECT, created and led by Bro. Ramon Hodridge. 


Avenue F continued to experience growth and installed additional deacons in April 2016, Bro. Rob Cline, Bro. Collis Heath, Bro. Brion Owens and Bro. Eric Powers. 


Bro. Ramon Hodridge continued his ministry at Avenue F until ?????. 

After Bro. Ramon Hodrige’s departure, the church went about two years without a minister. In April of 2018 Bro. Clarence Ross Jr. was hired as the new minister of Avenue F. The church has experienced an era of rebuilding through the minister’s absence and the COVID pandemic. Today the congregation is experiencing excellent growth under Bro. Clarence Ross Jr. with a membership of an estimated 200 members.