Members and ministry are thriving at the Downtown Campus despite having to gather on Sundays at 1010 Lamar and meet during the week at separate office space a mile away at Vine Street Studios. Now, the Lord is doing a new thing in downtown Houston, extending our reach by enabling us to purchase 1730 Jefferson — an entire city block with a building that meets the needs of our growing and diverse community.
“I’m excited about the Downtown Project — a new opportunity in the heart of our city,” said Pastor Gregg Matte. “All that we do, as a people, and as a church, is to extend the Gospel message. I believe this uniquely located property will be a new beacon for that purpose in downtown — where our church began 176 years ago.”
In this season of praying, giving and going at Houston’s First, our church family plays a vital role in moving forward on the Downtown Project. The following information will help you learn about the project, the vision and how your generosity will make it happen.
The People • The Property • The Proximity • Your Generosity • Photo Gallery
Downtown is home to office buildings, theaters, stadiums — and, it’s the home of a growing number of residents, too. With a permanent home of our own at 1730 Jefferson, Houston’s First will be well-situated to meet the needs of a growing and diverse population in the heart of the city.
- Downtown population is currently only 5,000
- 19 new residential towers and complexes are being built
- Downtown population projected to be 20,000 by 2020
- EaDo (East Downtown) population is 3,100 and growing 25% annually
- Midtown population is 70,000 and growing 20% annually
Too many restrooms, too much gathering space and a room bigger than anybody needs. That’s what other potential buyers had to say about 1730 Jefferson — and it’s what makes the property ideal for our church. See the photo gallery
at the bottom of this page.
- Built in 2003
- One full city block
- 40,000 square feet
- Three floors
- Auditorium that seats 600
- Office, Life Bible Study and NextGen space
- Full professional kitchen
- Surface lot and adjacent parking
In the corner of downtown formed by I-45 and I-69/US 59, 1730 Jefferson is near Midtown to the west, EaDo (East Downtown) to the east and the Third Ward to the south. Many of downtown’s key destinations are within walking distance from the property, too.