Since it was built in 1955, the Hankamer-Fleming Chapel has signified new beginnings for children through salvation and baptism. The chapel is an enduring landmark amidst the growing Round Rock population. It has served as an outreach tool for the community, comforted thousands of children who have lived at Texas Baptist Children's Home, and watched hundreds of newlyweds begin their lives together in marriage.
Built five years after TBCH opened, the chapel started as a place of worship for children in residence at the time. Today, it is still a place of worship, even though children on campus attend Sunday morning services in the community with their cottage families. On Sunday nights, residents enjoy worship services inside the four walls of the Hankamer-Fleming Chapel. It has also become a popular place for weddings. (See below)
The structure was patterned after a church in North Carolina, down to its unique chandeliers. Stained glass was hand-selected to send a specific message of hope and comfort to kids in care. Five stained-glass windows on the east side of the chapel depict a different child in the Bible who was raised by someone other than his parents, including Daniel, Moses, Joseph, Samuel and David. The five west windows represent important milestones in Jesus’ life. A large back window shows Jesus welcoming the little children into his open arms. Each window is a reminder that God loves children and welcomes anyone with pain and suffering.
The chapel is also a standing representation of community partnership. When the need for the structure first arose, local residents Curtis Hankamer and William Fleming provided the money to build it. Money for the windows was provided by Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Second Baptist Church of Houston, T. Max Davis of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Condra of Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Covey of Fort Worth, and the Walsh family of Fort Worth. Nearly 20 years after the chapel was built, Diane and Stanley Williams decided to purchase bells for the chapel in remembrance of their 16-year-old daughter, who was killed in a traffic accident. The bells ring every hour and half hour throughout the year and play Christmas carols during the season.
The Hankamer-Fleming Chapel is at the heart of the TBCH campus, just as Christ is at the heart of our ministries. It is more than a building. It is a reminder to everyone of who we are and what we stand for.
General Chapel Information
-Seating Capacity - 210 People (approximately).
-Piano & Keyboard - Available, cannot be moved.
-Sound System - Available by prior arrangement.
-Bridal Room - Available; very small.
-Groom’s Room - No room available for changing.
-Reception - Space not available on campus.
-Chapel Usage Fee - $500.00 ($250.00 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit required to confirm date - $250.00 balance due one month PRIOR to wedding.) Fee includes someone to open, close, adjust the thermostat and clean the chapel.
-Chapel Viewing Hours - By Appointment, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
-Reservations may be made one year in advance.
-Wedding Contact: Cheryl Aurispa (512) 246-4203
Chapel Use and Wedding Policies