The Northwest Church of Christ held its first worship assembly on May 21, 1978, and was then known as the Oakwood Church of Christ.  The congregation was composed of twelve families with a total adherent membership of twenty six.  For the next several years it met in rented facilities.

In 1980 the congregation purchased 2.82 acres of land on Pulaski Pike in Huntsville, Alabama.  On May 1, 1983 the church was incorporated under the laws of the state of Alabama as a non-profit organization.  At this time its’ name became Northwest Church of Christ.

In August of 1985, construction began on its first permanent building.  And, on December 8th of the same year the congregation held its’ first worship service in its’ permanent facility at 5008 Pulaski Pike.  In 1997 this facility was renovated and additional classrooms and fellowship hall were added.  It has since purchased 6.3 acres of property adjacent to its’ present site for future expansion.

On December 22, 2002 the congregation installed three elders and three deacons to serve the church.  Since then two additional deacons have been installed.

The congregation consists of 180 members and is active in local and foreign ministries.  It is a current financial supporter of AGAPE of North Alabama; Southwestern Christian College, Terrell, Texas; Forkland Church of Christ, Forkland, Alabama; and a Church of Christ in Monrovia, Liberia.  It also has an active Prison ministry at Limestone Correctional Facility, Harvest, Alabama.

John E. Branch serves as its’ minister, and has been since its beginning.