By the Way Magazine

Broadway Church of Christ releases an in-depth magazine on a quarterly basis. This magazine covers information about almost every ministry at our church, as well as promoting upcoming events and activities. Select articles from this magazine will be posted below. The full PDF of the magazines can be found at the bottom of this page. 

From the U.S. to New Zealand

On the 17th of November, 2018 we boarded a plane with our two boys and six suitcases holding the contents of our life. We had always planned to go back to where Luke’s beginnings were and we had waited eight years to make the move. Full of excitement and hope about what God had in store for us in New Zealand we waved goodbye to our home in the US.


Christ is in action – renovating!

by Gary Head

Nowadays, if you drive from University down Broadway, you’ll notice—along with the emptiness of the bars and loneliness of the streets brought on by the holidays and COVID-19—that our dear old campus center is in the process of being more or less torn apart.


Living in Hope

by Matthew Benfield

The season of Advent is a season of hope.  During Advent we read two sorts of scriptures.  We read Old Testament passages which anticipate Jesus’ first coming and we experience the expectation and hope of those former saints.  We also read passages which promise Jesus’ second coming.  In this way we live with our own hope and expectation when Jesus will come again to fully and finally put all things right.  But we celebrate Advent every year because living in hope is not limited to one season, it is to be the tone of our entire lives.


What is Hope?

by Dr. Rodney Thomas

“Hope” is a word that is commonly used to mean a “wish”: its strength is then invested in the strength of the person’s desire.  But in the Bible, hope is something different, something that has a different focus, a focal point that is outside of our individual selves.  It reflects a confidence in something other than our own abilities, our own intrinsic worth, our wealth, our power, or our personal giftedness.


But We Had Hoped

By Karl Ihfe
But we had hoped… These are the words that have been on the lips of countless people these last 9 months. It’s been the lament of high school seniors who didn’t have a prom or walk the stage at graduation. It’s been the disappointment of a family losing out on their long awaited vacation.  Most deeply it’s been the cry of  spouses or family members grieving the loss of a loved one gone too soon. These are the words that none of us want to say, but have found ourselves saying all too often this year.


90 Years and Counting

by H. E. “Gene” Whitney
Memories of Broadway Church of Christ from 1930 to 2020.

My parents, Henry and Lola Whitney, moved from Paris and Leonard, Texas, to Lubbock in 1923. They soon began attending Broadway Church of Christ, then located in a large brick building at Broadway Street and Avenue N.

I came along in 1930 and, of course, was brought to church as a baby.


From Generation to Generation

by Kay Burnam Evans

Some seventy-three years later, it is difficult for me to be sure just what drew my parents to Broadway when our family moved to Lubbock in 1947, but I suspect the fact that they sensed early on the emphasis this particular congregation placed on its own youth, as well as on that of the myriad of young people brought to its doorstep by Texas Technological College, was a major factor.


A Wonderful Life

by Barbara Stanford
My name is Barbara Jean Vandiver Stanford.  I was born in Denton County at a little country hospital on August 3, 1940, a preemie weighing in at 3 ½ pounds, to Beulah and Clarence Vandiver and big brother Curtis, age 8.   I am told that they kept me alive by packing hot water bottles around me.  It seems that God’s hand was on me because my mom had lost a precious little preemie girl named Doris in 1932. 


Special Memories of Broadway

by Kenneth Kerr
Having been a member at Broadway for eighty (80) years, I have many memories of my years here. Some of my early memories took place at the old building located at Broadway and Ave. N. The entrance to the building faced south and there were over fifty steps leading to the auditorium. Once inside there were two doors that separated the foyer from the auditorium. Inside the auditorium were two rows that led to the front and a small balcony above.


130 Years of Worship

by Gary Moyers

As someone who oversees worship here at Broadway, I’ve been interested in our history and the story behind it. These occasion of our 150th anniversary seemed an excellent time to dig a little deeper.

As is often the case with history, stories from ages beyond our current lifespan proved hard to come by. The fist mention of worship I could find was in regard to the original settlers of Lubbock and founders of Broadway.


Growing Up at Broadway

by Emily Young Lemley

As my brother said when he was a toddler, “I was born going to that church.” Broadway was my parents’ first ministry, so my first twelve years were spent at the Broadway church. At church I felt totally loved by the whole world (don’t worry, I know better now). But back then, Broadway was my world, and it was known for its magnanimous, open-handed spirit. What a blessed beginning!



by Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson made his first appearance at Broadway not in a suit and tie, but wrapped in a blanket in his mother’s arms. The years was 1928 and he was only a few weeks old. Fast forward 92 years, and Gordon Anderson is still a member of Broadway Church of Christ. Gordon’s first memories of the church are from its former location at Broadway and Avenue N.


The Earliest Days of Broadway

by Deborah Bigness

On Sunday morning, May 25, 1890, about twenty people gathered at George Singer’s store in Yellowhouse Canyon for what was the first recorded religious service in the yet-unorganized Lubbock County. This multi-denominational group was 60% of the entire population of the county recorded in the 1890 census a few weeks later.


The Bigger Story

by Karl Ihfe
I, along with a few hundred thousand of my closest friends, have been captured by the musical, Hamilton, written by Lin Manuel Miranda. For many reasons Hamilton exploded into American culture lore soon after its Broadway debut in August of 2015. Since then Hamilton has inspired countless men, women, and children to investigate the theater for the first time (or the first time in a long time) and has piqued their curiosity when it comes to American history.



by Katie Baccus

2020 has been one for the books! I looked forward to this year with much anticipation for many reasons, including the final chapter of Family Nurse Practitioner school. I was set up to finish my clinical hours, coursework and graduate in May! When COVID first rolled around mid-March


Freedom Lost, Appreciation Found

By Kay Evans

By any standard one chooses, sixty-three years is a long time to be married; but, when the final nine weeks of that sixty-third year is spent in isolation with one another, it can seem even longer! In the admonitions given my husband and me by Norvel Young in the hallowed halls of the Broadway church on June 7, 1957,



Our bulletins are distributed weekly at our weekend services. They are full of information about the church and are intended to answers questions regarding each particular Sunday. For more in-depth family info, look to the Family News. 
CLICK HERE to be taken to our Bulletin page.

Family News

Our Family News is distributed weekly at our weekend services. Intended for members and long-term visitors, it contains detailed information about the church, upcoming events, birthdays and much more than you would find in our normal bulletin. 
CLICK HERE to be taken to our Family News page.