Religion and Worship Centers
Christ Church Cathedral
Founded on March 16, 1839, Christ Church Cathedral was Houston’s first religious congregation. It is also the only church in Houston still worshiping on its original site from the days when Houston was the capital of the Republic of Texas. In 1949, Christ Church, the mother to many Episcopal churches in Texas, became the cathedral church during the centennial celebration of the Diocese of Texas. The history of Houston parallels the history of Christ Church Cathedral. Visit the cathedral with a long-time parishioner who has led many tours there.
Houston Christian Mega-Churches
Visit several of Houston’s largest and most interesting Christian churches, and one Christian-based apartment complex. See Second Baptist Church, where the main campus has a 10,000 square-foot Worship Center, a Sanctuary, and a Chapel, as well as a Prayer Garden, a children’s theater, a gym, an athletic field, and a small restaurant. Also visit Lakewood Church, said to be the largest congregation in the United States, housed in the former home of the Houston Rockets. Another stop on the Greet is St. John’s United Methodist Church. The church has approximately 9,000 members, 3,000 of whom are or were formerly homeless. It is one of the most culturally diverse congregations in the country.
There are several fine Hindu temples* in the Houston area, remarkably similar to temples in India. A Greeter will be happy to tell you about them and their locations and join you at the temple of your choice. Some examples of the area temples are: Sri Meenakshi Temple, Sri Swaminarayan Temple and the Hare Krishna Temple.
*Please note that Hindu Temple Greets are scheduled from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm or 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm on weekdays and 8:30 am to 8:30 pm on weekends.
Come experience Houston’s Jewish community. Learn about Jewish history, visit buildings of significance and discover the local flavor of this community.
The first Indian religious center in Houston.