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Pecos in Reeves County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church of Pecos City

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
1. First Baptist Church of Pecos City Marker
Inscription. The Rev. Sumner Battle Callaway (1852-1916) led the organization of this Baptist Church in 1885 and served as its first pastor. Callaway had come to Texas from Georgia and had been Gov. Richard Hubbard's private secretary and a lawyer before entering the ministry. The eight charter members included Callaway, A. M. and Sallie Harris Walthall, A.W. Hillard, F.B. Chilton, W.D. Johnson, J.L. Johnson and Mrs. Colvin.

The congregation's first church building was completed in 1887. A larger sanctuary was built in 1910, during the pastorate of the Rev. J. B. Cole (1858-1947). The First Baptist Church of Pecos City was a member of the Sweetwater Baptist Association from 1886 until 1902, when the El Paso association was organized here. It later became part of the Pecos Valley association.

Over the years, the fellowship has been served by a number of prominent pastors, including the Rev. L. R. Millican who preached on the west Texas frontier for more than 50 years. The First Baptist Church of Pecos City has been active in home and foreign missionary work and has placed a great emphasis on community service.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1662.)
 
Location. 31° 25.366′ N, 103° 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
2. First Baptist Church of Pecos City Marker
29.862′ W. Marker is in Pecos, Texas, in Reeves County. Marker is at the intersection of South Hickory Street and West 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Hickory Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 S Hickory St, Pecos TX 79772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Christian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George R. Reeves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orient Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pecos Cantaloupe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reeves County-Pecos, Texas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish Explorers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mrs. Lillie W. Cole (approx. 0.4 miles away); Emigrants' Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pecos.
 
Also see . . .  First Baptist Church of Pecos Texas. (Submitted on July 16, 2015.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
3. First Baptist Church of Pecos City
 
 
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