All Saints Presbyterian Church was formally established in the summer of 2003 as a mission church of the Presbyterian Church in America (P.C.A.).
A core group of people from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Austin had begun meeting in the spring of that year for a weekly Bible study, with an eye towards perhaps planting a new PCA church in West Austin. That study was led by Bill Boyd, who was then serving as the campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Texas, a position he had held since establishing the ministry there in 1995. During its formation, All Saints also received aid and oversight from the Southwest Church Planting Network.
All Saints’ first worship service was held on Sunday, September 7, 2003, in a former Episcopal church on Bee Caves Road. That November, over 150 founding members formally joined. While many of those members represented the original core group from Redeemer, the next year and a half brought new members from all over the city, as God continued to bless the church’s work.
On May 15, 2005, All Saints became a particular church in the PCA. Under the presbytery’s oversight, the congregation issued a formal call to Bill Boyd to become their pastor, and installed ruling elders for the first time.
Just three weeks later, All Saints moved from its original location (an actual church building) to the gymnasium of St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, where the church continues to meet. In January 2012, All Saints called Rev. Tim Frickenschmidt to become the next Senior Pastor and he was formally installed one month later. In September 2012, we added two Associate Pastors to our staff: Rev. Greg Grooms and Rev. Josh Eby and in May 2014 Rev. Josh Keller was ordained and installed as an Assistant Pastor.
All Saints looks to the future with hopeful eyes. Worship remains the foundation of everything, providing a gospel-centered context for expanded ministry programs. The Session is at work codifying a vision and articulating how that vision gets played out in our particular place.