First Baptist Church of Mineola
The Rev. W. D. Powell led the formal organization of the Baptist church and served as first pastor. The frame sanctuary, built on this site in 1877, was known as Powell's Chapel. Plans for a new brick building began during the pastorate of the Rev. A. D. Aldridge, who served the congregation from 1881 until 1920. The new building was completed after the Rev. W. M. Dailey arrived as pastor in 1920.
To accommodate the congregation's expanded programs and ministries, an education building was added in 1950. Continued growth led to the construction of a new auditorium and education building,
For more than 100 years, the First Baptist Church has been a part of the religious and cultural heritage of Mineola. It continues to uphold the ideals and traditions of its founders as it provides significant service and leadership to the community.
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12633.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 32° 39.889′ N, 95° 29.323′ W. Marker is in Mineola, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of North Johnson Street and East Kilpatrick Street, on the right when traveling north on North Johnson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 North Johnson Street, Mineola TX 75773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Barney B. Hart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr Pepper Bottling Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Thomas Breen Family (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry W. Meredith (about 300 feet away); Sarah Rosalie Patten Buchanan (about 400 feet away); First National Bank of Mineola (about 400 feet away); "The Old Mineola City Hall" (about 400 feet away); Mineola Opera Houses (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineola.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.