Architecture & Stained Glass

"The church changes the world not by making converts but by making disciples.”

John Wesley

Architecture

The architecture of our facility is a modified Gothic design.  Details include pointed arched openings, parapet gables with limestone coping, pinnacles and pedimented buttresses, ornate plaster, wood, and stonework, a substantial carillon tower, intricate window moldings, beautiful dark woodwork, and traditional styled stained glass. These and other architectural elements the beautiful facility is meant to inspire worship of God.

This beautiful, historic landmark was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.  

Stained Glass

The stained glass surrounding the sanctuary dates back to 1928 and is some of the finest in the Texas panhandle. The dominant amber color gives a soft glow to the sanctuary during mid-day worship services.  The presence of stained glass in churches dates back to the Middle Ages when few people could read, thereby giving them an opportunity to have the gospel presented to them without words.

Good Shepherd

“The Good Shepherd” window facing Polk Street was installed in 1952 after a windstorm collapsed the previous glass windows. The 2,864-piece window stands 28 feet tall and depicts Jesus as the Good Shepherd taken from John 10 when Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep . . . I know my sheep and my sheep know me, just as the Father knows me and I know my Father."  This prominent window is lit from the interior of the sanctuary during the evening hours, shining the presence of the Good Shepherd across downtown Amarillo each night.

Last Supper

“The Last Supper” window was created by the Stained Glass Institute of Santa Fe, NM in 1974. The 2,500 piece window stretches over 30 feet across seven panels and depicts the Last Supper with one interesting caveat. Only 11 disciples are present.
The portrayed scene obviously takes place after Judas had left the meal to betray Christ. Many have found meaning in this detail, that Christ suffered, died, and offers forgiveness for even the worst of sinners.