Church Clips, Sept. 7

Triple Cross COWBOY Church


The Triple Cross Cowboy Church is hosting Granbury Ol’ Opry with special special music for two days, Sept. 7-8.

Musicians will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday and again Sunday at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m.

Georgette Jones, Erin Rhodes, Blake and Kendall Barnes, Frank Cheek and the TC3 Band will be featured.

Local favorite Ridge Roberts will perform, and the program also features Bart Stover and Derwood Rowell as emcee.

There is no charge. Triple Cross is location at 3470 Lipan Highway.

Bible-based discussion

on financial matters

Learn how to achieve financial victory at a free program conducted by Bill Miller, president of Cornerstone Financial Counselors, a national nonprofit financial counseling agency.

The session begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 and continues on Monday nights from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The program will be at 204 Turner Circle in Granbury.

Call 817-533-9499 to reserve your spot for this Bible-based discussion group.


The 3-year-old Church at Granbury, which will now be known as “The Church on Thistle Ridge,” has purchased the 14,000 square foot building where it has been meeting for the past two years. The building also houses SHAPE Academy, a home school co-op.

The building at 4900 Sonterra Court is located up Smokey Hill Court Road, about one mile from the traffic light on Fall Creek Highway at the entrance to De Cordova Bend Estates. The facility and land was in past years a tennis club and an office complex.

“In our first year as a church we were a nomad congregation, and we met in three different locations,” said C.C. Risenhoover, senior pastor of the church. “We began meeting in our current location around the start of our second year of existence as a church, and our members fell in love with the spectacular view we have from Thistle Ridge. Many people from Acton and Granbury visit the location on weekdays to meditate, pray and soak up the view.

“Led by the Holy Spirit, we have been blessed spiritually, numerically and financially for the past two years at this location … and I’m sure that will continue,” he said.

“SHAPE Academy, which began classes in our facility in late August, will also prosper because together we have an exceptional plan for Christian education. The building and our occupancy of it is a testimony to God and His purposes…and this purchase is just the beginning of a complex that will become a landmark in the area.”

Risenhoover said the name change was merely a formality.

The Church on Thistle Ridge is an autonomous elder-led congregation that supports worldwide missions through the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Paluxy Baptist Association.



The Biblical Counseling and Discipleship conference is an opportunity to grow in your own walk with Jesus Christ by studying and applying His Word, according to conference organizers.

The program comes to Grace Bible Church of Granbury on Sept. 13-14, Oct. 11-12 and Nov. 8-9. The church is located at 201 E. Clifton Road.

Heath Lambert will be the special guest speaker. He is the assistant professor of Biblical Counseling and the department coordinator of Biblical Counseling at Boyce College in Louisville, Ky.

The conference is said to be an investment in refining your skills for ministry in your church. Call 817-326-4943 for more information.

Church news should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event for consideration in the Church Clips column in the Hood County News. Email information to [email protected]