In 2006, Partners for Sacred Places launched the Texas Regional Office with the support of a $1 million grant from the Dick Bundy Donor Advised Fund of the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation. This effort was lead by Texas-based architect and local civic leader, James Nader, following the results of a planning study that affirmed that north central Texas had all the right ingredients-need, leadership, and resources to sustain a regional program.
The Fort Worth community has warmly embraced and supported our mission. “Faith-based institutions, and the buildings that house them, speak volumes about who we are and what we value as a society. When we can summon the resources to preserve these sacred places, we can bring new vitality to their congregations and to the surrounding neighborhoods.” Mike Moncrief, former mayor, Fort Worth, Texas
The Texas office has built a strong infrastructure and cultivated networks that span the state in faith-based, academic, architectural, and historic preservation communities. Our distinguished advisory board consists of numerous community leaders and a roster of experts in architecture, stewardship and community ministry.
We have provided programming and resources to hundreds of congregations in cities across the state including Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Galveston, San Antonio, Austin and many smaller cities in between. We have awarded more than $250,000 to sacred places that are committed to the well-being of their communities.
The Texas office is dedicated to helping congregations leverage existing and new resources, solidify their continued relevance and ensure their own sustainability.