White Rock Chapel of Addison

White Rock Chapel of Addison congregation

In this undated photograph, the congregation poses in front of their church at 5555 Celestial Road.  In 1884 they had built their first church of logs on land they purchased near the banks of White Rock Creek.


White Rock Chapel of Addison is located at the historical site where a white plantation owner donated land for a church founded by formerly enslaved men and women with whom he often worshipped. Today it is a private, nonprofit cultural and spiritual convening place, with the 501(c)(3) designation.


Building on the admirable legacy of those early Texans, White Rock Chapel of Addison is dedicated to the continuation of their spirit and purpose of ongoing reconciliation, mutual understanding, and acceptance among all within the human family.

White Rock Chapel of Addison in 2020

Cultural Programs

  • In Fall 2020, online programming will begin with educational programming to promote the spirit of reconciliation, understanding and acceptance among student groups.
  • Additional online programming coming in Winter 2020 and Spring 2021 will continue the focus on history, family lore, music, and the arts.
  • When appropriate, on-site programming will include speaker series, workshops, discussion groups, publications, and student activities.