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First Baptist Church of Arlington, Arlington, Texas Historical Marker

First Baptist Church of Arlington, Arlington, Texas Historical Marker
First Baptist Church
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In the 1870s this church was organized at Johnson Station, an early Tarrant County settlement and stagecoach stop. In 1876 the Texas and Pacific Railroad built a line through the area and founded Arlington. The church and other institutions moved to the new town. Worship services were held at several meeting sites before the congregation built a sanctuary at Pecan and Abram Streets in 1917. That Church building burned in 1944, and an auditorium was constructed on South Center Street in 1947. A new sanctuary at this location was added in 1959. (1982)

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Bethel Baptist Church of Houston Texas

Bethel Baptist Church of Houston Texas
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Bethel Baptist Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1889 – The original Bethel Baptist Church is erected.
1900 – The "Great Storm" that killed six thousand people in Galveston knocks down the original church.
1997 – The last church service is held in this building.
July, 1999 – KHOU Television (channel 11 and 31) reports that Bethel Baptist Church may be torn down. Engineers have determined it will take 0,000.00 to save the building, and local church groups don’t have that kind of money.
January 24, 2005 – The church burns to the ground. The fire is ruled arson. Older residents claim that developers paid someone to burn it down so the land could be developed into more townhouses. But KHWB Television (Channels 38 and 39) reports that the fire was set by a homeless squatter.
February 4, 2005 – The man police say is responsible for burning down the church is arrested in a drug bust just yards away.

This info borrowed from the HoustonArchitechture.info

Tim Tebow to Speak at Texas Church on Easter

A central Texas church spokeswoman says New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is set to speak to an expected 20000 people on Easter Sunday.Tebow is scheduled to address the Celebration Church in Georgetown, north of Austin. Church spokeswoman Tara (TAH’-ra) Wall tells The Associated Press that Tebow reached out to the church about a month ago and said he wanted to speak.People attending the non-denominational service will sit on lawn chairs and blankets. Wall said Friday about 1100 volunteers are involved in running the event on the church’s 110-acre grounds.
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Saint Mark Baptist Church McKinney Texas Historical Marker

Saint Mark Baptist Church McKinney Texas Historical Marker
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The congregation was organized in 1879 by two preachers, the Rev. Dick White and a Rev. Jones, who conducted prayer meetings in area homes. The first church services were held on the farm of Isaac Graves, northeast of McKinney. Originally known as the Free Missionary Baptist Church, the name became Saint Mark in 1886. That same year the church purchased this property and built a brush arbor. A one-room frame building served as the first sanctuary. The present brick edifice was constructed in 1960 during the 1942-1974 pastorate of the Rev. B.T. Jones. (1980) Incise on back: Church Families A. Beavers S. Bell Jr. R.GV. Cofield O.H. Ellis E. Jackson J. Jackson R. Jones E. Killion J. Mack B. Martin L. Newsome A.L. Pearson Geo. Pearson E.T. Robinson E. Smith L. Wattley W.J. Wattley Rev. Erie D. Fields, Pastor

First Baptist Church of Rice, Rice, Texas Historical Marker

First Baptist Church of Rice, Rice, Texas Historical Marker
First Baptist Church
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On Feb. 21, 1875, three years after a rail line was built to the area, a group of local residents met to organize this congregation. Early worship services were conducted in the community schoolhouse. In 1894 a sanctuary was constructed at this site on land acquired from Rice Institute, a Houston organization founded by railroadman William Marsh Rice, for whom this town was named. For over a century, the First Baptist Church has led in the development of the area. Its role in the community continues to reflect the ideals of its pioneer founders.

First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch, Farmers Branch, Texas Historical Marker

First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch, Farmers Branch, Texas Historical Marker
First Baptist Church
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Thomas and Sarah Keenan settled in Farmers Branch in 1842. They established a family cemetery when they buried their infant son on this site the following year. With the Rev. David Myers, the Keenans organized the Union Baptist Church in 1846, meeting in a structure on cemetery property. That group of Baptists moved to nearby Carrollton; in 1870, in order to reestablish Baptist worship in Farmers Branch, twelve members of the Union Baptist Church organized the Farmers Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Services were first held in the Farmers Branch School, which was probably located about two miles east of the cemetery. The first pastor was the Rev. George W. Good, whose parents had settled in the area many years before. By 1877, church membership had grown to 96. Deed records indicate that ownership of the property on this site was transferred from Thomas Keenan to trustees of the Farmers Branch Missionary Baptist Church in 1893. The congregation grew steadily, and many changes took place after 1930. In 1931 a new church building was erected, and another addition was made in 1944. The name of the church was changed to First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch in 1951. An auditorium was erected in 1956, and a church library was established in 1959. As membership continued to increase, new structures were erected, such as two educational buildings in 1960 and 1963 and a new sanctuary in 1986. The First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch supports such organizations as the Woman’s Missionary Union and the brotherhood program. The church follows in the traditions of its ancestors through domestic and foreign mission work, community service, religious education and worship. (1999)