Summit Center is a new green space, office, and retail center built to provide the people of West Texas a place to gather and enjoy good food, fun, and fellowship. It is brought to you by the Johnson and Woodard families, as well as the hard working men and women of Summit Petroleum.
However, let’s establish that this “About Us” section and the mission behind Summit Center is not about us. It is about caring for our neighbors and lifting up our community. It is about getting outside, being active, and enjoying the simple - but amazing - things God has gifted us with. Gifts such as breathtaking sunsets, cool evening breezes, stories and s’mores around a fire pit, and the carefree laughter of children. It is about simply enjoying the moment and living in the present.
The symbolism of the
Summit Center logo
- Life Giving and Christ Centered
- Long Lasting and Dependable
- our Roots in West Texas and the Permian Basin
The focal point of the logo is a tree, which has long been a symbol of life and endurance. A swing hangs from this tree to represent fun and a place for any and all to take a break from their cares. The roots of our tree tap into a miracle of creation called the Permian Basin, which also happens to be the economic engine for West Texas.
If you aren’t familiar with what exactly the Permian Basin is, here’s a quick flyby:
Eons ago this entire region was under an ocean and the sea floor was a jagged depression (or “basin”) shaped like this:
It is roughly 250 miles wide and 300 miles long. Over time, sediment and organic material gradually filled in the depression and the sea receded, revealing dry land. Heat and pressure through the millennia transformed the organic material into oil and natural gas which energy companies like Summit Petroleum drill for today. Those resources are under your feet at this very moment and are extracted to power your home, make artificial heart valves, phone cases and jackets, in addition to fueling your car.