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Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi

 
 
First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
1. First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi Marker
Inscription. On August 17, 1878, a group of local residents met in the home of S.T. Foster at 702 Antelope Street to organize the First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi. Under the leadership of the Rev. J.W.D. Creath, a noted pioneer Baptist missionary, the church was constituted with eight charter members. In September 1878, the congregation joined the Blanco Baptist Association, which had been formed five years earlier.
Worship services for the church were conducted in a renovated blacksmith shop at the corner of Mesquite and Starr Streets until about 1908. In 1910 the congregation built a brick sanctuary at Mesquite and Taylor, which served until new facilities were occupied on Ocean Drive on March 23, 1950.
From the late 1870's, when Corpus Christi was a small isolated coastal village, to the present, the First Baptist Church has led in the development of the area. Known for its community service ministries and its active support of Baptist programs, the church has also been instrumental in the formation of several local congregations. Ministers here have included such prominent Baptist leaders as Dr. J.M. Carroll, the church's first missionary pastor, Dr. D.B. South, the Rev. R.O. Cawker and Dr. C.E. Hereford.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1625.)
 
Location.
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By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
2. First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi Marker
27° 45.856′ N, 97° 22.959′ W. Marker is in Corpus Christi, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is on Ocean Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3115 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi TX 78401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alonzo Álvarez de Pineda (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elihu Harrison Ropes (approx. 0.8 miles away); Corpus Christi Cathedral (approx. 2.3 miles away); Niña (approx. 2.3 miles away); Selena Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Nueces Hotel (approx. 2.4 miles away); Explosion of the Steamship Dayton (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Bayview Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corpus Christi.
 
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First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
3. First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi entrance sign
 
 
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