Wichita Falls, Texas: The
Heart of North Texas
Known as the "City of Churches" Wichita Falls Texas is located at the
top of North Texas and is approximately two hours West of the Dallas-Fort Worth vicinity. Wichita Falls appears large
enough to offer many of the conveniences of larger cities, but still small enough to meet the spiritual, social, and
financial needs of its inhabitants.
The name of Wichita Falls is derived from the Choctaw Indians who were
the original settlers of the area in the early 1700's. The name "wia chitoh," which means "big arbor," was a description
of the grass-thatched arbors in the Wichita's village.
The move to Wichita Falls was a good one for the Association.
It came under leadership who placed emphasis on growth but with professionalism. During the year that AACT was
in Wichita Falls new offices were leased, growth continued to become more international, and negotiations were begun to join
with different fellowships to insure greater growth.
Continued Growth . . .
As the growth continued it became evident that Wichita Falls was not
in the exact center of commerce and travel. After much consideration and discussion it was determined that it would
be more beneficial for AACT to be closer to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The results of this discussion and consideration
was to set up offices in historic Granbury Texas. This allows us to have much quicker access to DFW, a hub airport.
Hopefully in the next year we will grow sufficiently to begin conferences
throughout the United States for Pastors and Christian Counselors who would benefit from such meetings. There is also
negotiations to merge with another certifying association. AACT's International College has now become part of a University
system in Indiana, making ICCT better able to meet the needs of its students.
As AACT continues to grow and seek ways to offer more to its members
it will retain its personal touch. Quality will increase rather than decrease. Now is the time for YOU to become
a part of this growing association.