The Birth of Sealy

In the early 1820s, an Anglo-American settlement a few miles to the northeast of the Sealy vicinity began when the township of San Felipe de Austin, soon to become the capital of Stephen F. Austin’s colony, was founded on the west bank of the Brazos River. In the mid-1870s, the people of San Felipe declined an offer by the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway to route its new Galveston-Brenham spur through their town. Instead, the railroad was sold a right-of-way through the western section of the original 22,000-acre municipal tract. In 1875, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe line purchased an 11,635-acre tract of land from the San Felipe de Austin Town Corporation (out of the original 22,000-acre Mexican land grant of 1824 for San Felipe) and began surveying a townsite south of Bullinger’s Creek along the projected line of its new Galveston-Brenham spur. When the railroad reached the site not long thereafter, railroad yards and a roundhouse were constructed, and the railroad became the area’s principal employer. With the arrival of German and Czech settlers, farming and ranching also became part of the local economy, and the settlement became a shipping center for the produce of local farmers and ranchers. By 1879, the bustling town of Sealy had been founded, which was named in honor of George Sealy, a director of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe. In 1880, a post office was established in the community, and soon many residents and businesses moved from San Felipe to the new commercial center. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas extended a spur through Sealy in 1895, and the Cane Belt Railroad completed a third road six years later.
Around 1900, the town experienced a series of misfortunes, including a disastrous Brazos River flood in 1899, the relocation of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe division headquarters to Bellville, Texas (just north of Sealy) in January of the next year, and the devastating hurricane of 1900, which struck in September. However, the establishment of such manufacturing enterprises as the Haynes Mattress Factory, the Engelking Brothers Broom Factory, and the Sealy National Bank helped to build the commercial reputation of the growing community. On August 16, 1949, the residents of Sealy voted to incorporate the small town as Austin County’s newest city.

Information from City Of Sealy Website - http://www.ci.sealy.tx.us/

Things to Do

Sealy has the small town vibe but is on the verge of exploding! Here you can have the comforts of a small town and yet get the "big" city feel by being only 20 minutes from the fastest growing city in Texas. Sports is a big deal in our town and it's a great place to get the sense of community Sealy has spent decades making.

Christian City Fellowship

We believe God wants to make all of us new by investing His life in us, and then He wants to make us great by enlarging His life in us as we love and serve others. We believe He is building His Church by building great people, and our values reflect a deep trust in God to do just that.

Beginning with a small group of believers meeting in downtown Sealy in 1976, the church has grown into a vibrant, multicultural body, drawing worshipers from many surrounding counties.

In 2003, the church changed its name from Sealy Assembly of God to Christian City Fellowship, a place where the hungry and thirsty can settle and reap a harvest (Psalm 107:35-38). Construction began on a 40,000 square foot facility which opened March 7, 2004. Building on the already-established culture of discipleship, prayer, and worship, CCF sharpened its focus as a place where God is making new and making great.

Since moving to the current campus, the church's outreach efforts have transitioned to focus on discipleship through home-based gatherings and classes meeting on campus (Life Groups | Life Classes). We also love hosting our communities while celebrating events such as 4th of July and Family Fall Festival in late October with fireworks as well as Vacation Bible School for kids in the summer. We are thankful for what God has already done and about what He will do in the decades to come!