Center Point in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Center Point Christian Church
The Center Point Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been a part of the community and surrounding area for more than 135 years. The Church was founded by traveling Kentucky Minister Green L. Surber in 1879. His parents, Adam and Jemima Surber, had moved to Center Point and both died here, giving a probable reason for Green to come. He also felt the need to preach and strengthen the faith of the growing community as part of a campaign to revive Texas spirituality. He preached, conducted weddings and represented the area in the 1883 Southwestern Christian Association in San Antonio. The first church building burned down in 1888 but was rebuilt at its present site in 1892. Funds came from the community and materials came from San Antonio and Kerrville, many succeeding pastors served in both Center Point and Kerrville.
In the 1920, the congregation under Pastor Perry Hawkins joined several citizens to establish the Southwest Texas Christian Church Encampment, also known as "Camp Christian. Situated on the Guadalupe River, the camp also leased out its facilities to Camp Young Judaea, a Jewish summer camp program, in the 1950
Since its establishment the Church has had more than twenty Pastors. The Church has served as a place for the local congregation to meet and provide community outreach and revival meetings, as the town of Center Point has grown and changed, the Church and its members have continued to serve their neighbors and their community.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18239.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 29° 56.533′ N, 99° 2.122′ W. Marker is in Center Point, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of China Street (Farm to Market Road 1350) and Church Street, on the left when traveling east on China Street. The church is located at 100 Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Center Point TX 78010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Center Point United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Center Point School (about 700 feet away); Camp Verde, Texas (about 700 feet away); Center Point, Texas (about 800 feet away); Woolls BuildingRising Star Lodge No. 429, A.F.& A.M (approx. Ό mile away); Mosty Brothers Nursery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Center Point Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Center Point.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.