Our Story

A House Not Built by Human Hands

From its location at the corner of Columbus Avenue and North 30th Street, the graceful neo-gothic church tower of St. Alban’s has stood since 1953. A symbol of faith, worship, and service, this tower with its 36-bell carillon, has represented the values of St. Alban’s: reverence in worship, boldness in service, and an ever-present witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

At the other end of the church, a stone cross was placed atop the building, rising above the sanctuary. Installed in 1951, it was destroyed by lightning 55 years later. When it was replaced in 2020, this cross was joined by two more crosses: one atop the brand-new Welcome Center and another above the entrance to the new Parish Hall. These three crosses call to mind the Passion of our Lord and the grace of God for all who enter our doors.

Learn More

To learn more about the history of St. Alban’s, read “Beholding the Glory of the Lord : 75 Years of St. Alban’s, Waco

Video Tribute

The video below is a tribute to Margie Grossenbacher Allen. She is the only currently active St. Alban’s member who was present at our first service on April 14, 1946.

She said:
“Like everyone, I’ve had some hard times. But to know that your congregation loves you and you love the Lord…

…that’s the most important thing to me

75th Anniversary Celebration Video

Chris Pieper, PhD, Master of Ceremonies
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Baylor University

The Rev. Neal McGowan
Associate Rector

Recognition of Guests
The Rev. Neal McGowan

Bishop’s Remarks
The Rt. Rev. Jeff W. Fisher
Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of Texas
10th Rector of St. Alban’s

Keynote & Presentation
The Rev. Aaron M. G. Zimmerman

The Rt. Rev. Jeff W. Fisher


Finally, read some of the letters St. Alban’s received from around the world on the occasion of our 75th Anniversary:

The Rt. Rev. Jeff W. FisherTenth Bishop Suffragan of Texas

The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop, and Primate

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Palace