The churches of Christ in Brady have an interesting past as well as a promising future. Many of
the details were never recorded and have been lost in the fading memories, but those things that have been preserved should
be thoughtfully shared with future generations.
Area churches were part of the pioneering spirit around Brady and through their struggles and
successes, created an interesting history. We hear of the church of Christ in this area as early as 1881, being set in order
by a Mr. Dimmit, at the conclusion of a tent-meeting on the very spot where the post office now stands.
By the year 1885, the church had grown in resources which enabled them to construct a house of
worship, known to many as the old First Christian Church. The church continued to grow and in April of
1905 constructed their own Meeting House. A wooden building was built on the northside of town, west of the city cemetery.
In August of 1913 the building was moved and set in place on the east side of Bridge Street, four blocks south of the courthouse.
In order to accommodate the growing church, a brick building was erected in 1928 at the same location.
The church endured depression and a second World war yet sustaining growth which required a balcony and a classroom to be
added along with refrigerated air. Much good was accomplished by God's servants which is evidenced by the spiritual foundation
laid and the growth sustained.
That Fourth and Bridge Church chose the name Sunset Ridge when they moved in 1984 to our present
location. Several generations of dedicated Christians have added to the continuity and influence of Christ’s church
in the Brady area. We appreciate these historical roots and accept our responsibility toward a heritage in God’s kingdom.
Throughout this local history we are reminded of the biblical theme
shared through the simple
song of children:
I am the church, you are the church, we are the church together.
who follow Jesus, all around the world, yes, we’re the church together.
The church is not a building, the church
is not a steeple,
the church is not a resting place, the church is the people.
Knowing these local roots, we hope you feel comfortable with our restoration heritage for seeking
unity among believers by following the Bible as our only authority for spiritual matters.
No book but the Bible;
No creed but Christ;
No name but the divine Name.
Where the scriptures speak, we speak, and
the scriptures are silent, we are silent.
In faith, unity; in opinions, liberty; and in all things, charity.