Historical Timeline Of
The Quail Springs Church of Christ

Oklahoma City
1991 December

In December of 1991 the congregation started having two services on Sunday morning, one traditional and one contemporary with a worship team. The traditional service met at 8:15 a.m. in the chapel and the contemporary service met in the auditorium at 10:25. The first week about 150 attended the traditional service but thirty families announced that they were leaving. Less than a hundred attended the traditional service by the fall of 1992.
Mark Henderson comments, "Soon, the attendance in that service began to dwindle as people left to attend congregations with a commitment to the traditional worship style and more traditional doctrinal positions." ... "During the first two years after the change, the congregation lost 250 to 275 members, including the top five contributors to the church budget, during a time of great financial stress."*

*Henderson, Robert Mark, "Leadership and the life of God: distribution of ministerial gifts and leadership practices at the Quail Springs Church of Christ" (2004), thesis presented to ACU, pages 17 & 18.