About UCC Fort Worth

An open-hearted church for curious-minded people.

God’s Love.
Carry God’s Love.

We believe whoever you are, you are valuable, worthy of love, and already part of what God’s doing in the world. Here, we strive to be people with open minds and loving hearts — a place where all are welcome. And yes, all really does mean all. No hidden agendas or litmus tests.

We are members of the Disciples of Christ denomination, and as such, we claim “no creed but Christ.” As a congregation, we work together to help heal the world we’re in, remaining comfortable with life’s hard questions but uncomfortable with any easy answers.

When you join us, we hope you’ll find:
  • A brave space where it’s okay to be vulnerable
  • Friends curious enough to listen to your story
  • A community compassionate enough to walk with you through whatever you’re facing

If this sounds like what you need, we’d love to meet you! Come and join us as we experience God’s love and learn to carry that love with us wherever we go.

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Celebrating 150 years of worship and community service in 2023, University Christian Church is rooted in “Open Minds and Loving Hearts.” We offer a safe location for wherever you are in your faith journey.

Our Mission, Vision,
and Values


Transforming the world by living out Christ’s courageous love.


Seek the Sacred • Commit to Love • Empower to Serve

Core Values



As members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),
we are committed to following Jesus Christ with open minds and loving hearts as we work to bring about wholeness in a fragmented world.


We don’t pretend to have all the answers, and we don’t shy away from big questions about who God is and what God is calling us to do.


God created you to be you.
We welcome all people, understanding that our conversations and relationships, and thus our work, become richer when we listen to each other, rather than when we turn people away.


Together we create brave spaces where we can be honest and open about where we are on our spiritual journey. It is in these brave spaces where we do the work of discernment to uncover what God is calling us to do, both as individuals and as a community of faith.


We respond to God’s abundance with gratitude as we invest in God’s calling for our community. Our giving doesn’t begin and end with our finances. We commit our spiritual gifts and talents back to God.


Jesus’ compassionate spirit is at the heart of everything we do. We are called to care for one another as we experience each other’s vulnerability, and we are equipped to carry that compassion into the world.

Ready to become a member?

The first step is to complete and submit this membership form and we’ll be in touch with you.

Not quite ready to join? Don’t worry! There’s no pressure.

Our Senior Minister

Russ became our senior minister in 2017, but he first connected with our church during his undergraduate days at Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!).

Russ is married to Kelli, and the two have a blended family of four.

Meet the Leadership Team

Our History

University Christian Church’s history is tied closely to that of our neighbor, Texas Christian University.

Established in 1873, this “university church,” where “town and gown” worshipped together, grew from its sixty charter members to become one of the largest and most visible local congregations affiliated with The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Read Our Story