Small beginnings, growth through faith.
Bannockburn Baptist Church was born on a warm Sunday afternoon in May of 1973. We met in schools and borrowed buildings before moving into our own building. Pastor Jim Abington, our Senior Pastor at the time, set the tone for the church. He emphasized Biblical preaching, prayer, and a Spirit-led ministry. In 2004, Ryan Rush was called to be the Senior Pastor of Bannockburn and he quickly brought a new passion for connecting church life with home life. “Inspiring Generations” became a driving concept, and a high priority to continue to teach the Word of God and connecting all age groups together came out of it. Today, our mission is to guide generations to be passionate followers of Jesus Christ, one home at a time.
For over 40 years, we have worshipped at the same location at the corner of Brodie Lane and Bannockburn Drive. That powerful vision that we started with has led to reaching people for Christ in Central Texas -- and around the world -- and the church has grown along with the community surrounding it. We've changed from a small church down a road far south in Austin to a life-giving body right in the heart of one of Austin’s fastest-growing areas. As a part of this growth, God has blessed us with multiple campuses across central Texas, including our Dripping Springs campus and our Manor campus. Bannockburn is truly one church in multiple locations and by God's grace continues to grow.