Our Story

Our Story

Stonebriar’s Beginnings

Chuck Swindoll preaching
Chuck Swindoll preaching at Collin County Community College

On a warm autumn evening in 1998, a group of people met to talk and pray about forming a church in the center of one of the nation’s fastest growing cities—Frisco, Texas. God united that group, which included Senior Pastor Chuck Swindoll and blessed their efforts.

Stonebriar was formed as a nondenominational church. That means that we are an independent church not affiliated with or governed by a denominational organization. Instead, we are guided by a board of elders—a group of men who attend Stonebriar and meet the biblical qualifications for church leadership.

After just six months, 1,500 people were attending worship services at our temporary location—a community college. By February 2001, we opened the doors of our first worship center. Quickly, the 1,500-seat auditorium was filled at our two Sunday-morning services. In our fifth year, we added a third Sunday-morning worship service to accommodate the growth. Construction on a new Worship Center was completed in the fall of 2008, making room for 3,000 people at each worship service.