PCC History

The vision for planting a non-denominational church in
Pflugerville began as a dream in the heart of Pastor Steve Clem
as he served as Associate Pastor of North Austin Christian
Church in 1992. His growing desire was to minister in his home
community where he, and his wife Sandy, were living and
raising their family. With the confirmation and support of the
leadership of North Austin Christian Church, Pastor Clem began
laying the groundwork for the new church in 1995.

Soon, twelve families had come together to form the core of a
new congregation. Pflugerville Community Church opened its
doors for the first official worship service March 3, 1996 at the
Jazzercise facility in Windermere Center. Jazzercise and the
church relocated to Three Points Plaza on FM 1825 that fall,
doubling the space for worship and children’s ministry. By the
end of 1996 PCC was well on the way to becoming an
established congregation.

PCC made the front page of the Austin American-Statesman on
June 30, 1999 as the featured church in an article titled “Losing
Their Place”. The article exploring the challenges of start-up
churches meeting in storefronts included pictures of PCC & quotes
from Pastor Clem. A retired Austin couple saw the article,
contacted Pastor Clem and committed $500,000 to the church
property fund. It was a shocking, many would say miraculous,
development. In January 2000, the church purchased a six-acre
lot on Pfennig Lane that would become the permanent home of
Pflugerville Community Church. In the fall of 2000, PCC initiated
its first capital stewardship campaign. The December 3,
‘Commitment Day’ service was a tremendous outpouring of faith
and sacrifice as 44 families committed over $400,000 to the
building fund.

In February 2001 the congregation moved to Park
Crest Middle School across the street from the Pfennig Lane
property providing ample space for the expanding congregation
while waiting for the first building to be completed. The ground breaking ceremony was held on October 28, 2001.

The congregation moved into the 14,400 square foot facility in
October, 2002. In 2007 funds were raised in the congregation for
significant capital improvements including additional paved
parking, upgrades to the sanctuary, remodeling the student center,
and transforming the grass courtyard into a patio with tables,
chairs, and umbrellas. A full-time youth pastor, part-time worship
leader, church secretary, part-time grounds keeper, and a part time children’s ministry director were added to the church staff.

PCC Preschool was launched in September 2008 with 35 children
and a staff of eight teachers & assistants. Under the leadership of
Director Laurie Mazoch, the preschool has grown to 145 students
and 27 staff members as of January 2019.

In 2010 a second capital stewardship campaign was launched.
The vision was to add a multi-purpose gym and education center
that would enhance ministry to middle & high school students, as
well as provide adult classroom space. Over $800,000 was
committed on Commitment Sunday March 28, 2010. The 18,000
square foot building was completed in January 2013. The activities
going on in PCC’s Community Center include student ministry
events, adult small groups, Boy Scout meetings, basketball
practices, senior adult exercise classes, Fellowship Cafés, and more.

While property and buildings provide a visible presence in the
city, PCC is really about people seeking and serving Christ our
Lord and being salt and light in the world. Through the members
of PCC, Christ has touched a countless number of people in
Pflugerville, Hutto, Round Rock, North Austin and beyond. By
partnering with many local non-profits including Pflugerville
Pregnancy Resource Center, Libraries of Love, ADRN, Circle of
Hope Community Center, Inside out Prison Ministries with Rebels
for Humanity and others, PCC continues to make an impact for
Christ. Through special Christmas Eve Offerings, we have been
able to reach even farther: in 2012 $15,000 financed the
construction of 3 church buildings in remote villages of Kenya that
continue to bless the Maasai People. In 2016, $44,000 financed
the construction of a school in Ewauso, Kenya that opened its
doors in January, 2018. In 2020, for the third year running, PCC
was able to finance the home construction for a family in Peñitas,
TX through Buckner Border Ministries that volunteers from PCC
students & adults build during mission trips in the spring &
summer, all from prayerful and sacrificial giving from our
congregation.

In 2017 the vision of reaching the broader Latino community
came to fruition with the launching of a Spanish worship service.
Josue Villa was called to a part-time pastoral position to lead that
ministry. Ricardo Cabrera followed Josue in that role & continues
to lead a growing ministry to Latinos. This ministry is anchored in
the vision of being three services, two languages, & ONE
CHURCH.

2020 was a year filled with unique challenges. For the first time
in our 25-year history gathering for worship on Sundays was
prohibited. The sanctuary was closed from the middle of March
through the end of May. Services continued through live
streaming online. May 31, 2020 was a huge celebration as we
reopened the sanctuary, while continuing the live streaming of the
services, allowed everyone to choose the appropriate time to
return to worship in person.

Our journey continues in 2021 as more of our ministries re-tool
post-pandemic. Whatever challenges lie ahead, this church will
continue Proclaim Christ, Produce Disciples, &