Our Story

How it all started...

Shady Acres Baptist Church was founded over 100 years ago in the edge of a neighborhood called the Heights. The first church was located at 2104 Bevis in Houston, Texas. Bro. Jack Wood was called in as pastor in the summer of 1974.

Expanding the vision...

The church began to grow and after remodeling the building several times, it was decided the church would move to a larger facility. The church bought Inwood Baptist Church on 7330 Vogel in 1985.
It was not very long until the new church building on Vogel began to fill up; so for several years, Bro. Wood gathered the men on Saturday night to pray for the corner lot that was next to us. After praying and dealing with the owner of property, God gave us a green light. We bought that property and soon started building an even bigger building on the corner of Victory and Vogel. Because he had a desire to build the building debt free, it took seven years to complete the project.
In 1992, Bro. Wood had to have open-heart surgery. The next year he developed diabetes. In 1995 he retired and the church called Bro. Danny Farley as their pastor. Brother Wood traveled for several years until he became very ill and passed away November 12, 1998.
Missions was always Bro. Wood's heartbeat. He taught us all to love missions and to give until it hurt. Millions of dollars have gone to foreign fields from this church. It continues to be our main objective.

Where we are headed...

Pastor Danny Farley continues the vision of world missions, and the church continues to lift up their eyes and look on the fields and give so others can go and fulfill the great commission written in Mark 16:15.  

We welcome anyone to come to our services. We have service Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday night. Each service usually involves music and preaching. Please contact us if you have any questions.
We also want to invite you to our Tuesday night Bible study that starts at 7:00pm.