The steeple at the Skillman Church of Christ stretches skyward above a red-brick, Georgian building, a Dallas landmark on one of the city’s longest streets.
Three pairs of locked double doors once opened to a sanctuary that seated 1,200 when constructed in 1951. Remodeling over the years reduced the capacity to 650, but the church hasn’t used the space for worship since before the pandemic. And it hasn’t been full in decades.
On June 12, about 80 members gathered there to vote on their future.
After decades of decline, the vote ended months of speculation, anticipation and dread.
What happened? Cheryl Mann Bacon reports all the details in the latest installment of our “Where have all the churches gone?” series.