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Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Baptist Church

 
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
November 25, 2017
1. First Baptist Church Marker
Side A
Inscription.
Side A
On January 8, 1911, Pineville Baptist was founded in a brush tabernacle on Reagan Street. Thereafter, the church met at Louisiana College until a brick sanctuary was built on this site in 1919. Under Pastor T.W. Gayer (1925-1934) the membership doubled and endured the Great Depression.
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Side B
The name First Baptist Church was adopted in 1934. Educational buildings were added in 1942 and 1952 and a new sanctuary in 1959. The 1970 activities center honors pastor Dr. R. Houston Smith (1946-1972). The 1980 education center honors Charles Crowley's service in three different ministries.
 
Location. 31° 19.482′ N, 92° 25.936′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 165) north of Reagan Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Main Street, Pineville LA 71360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 900 Block of Main Street (a few steps from this marker); 1101 Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexandria National Cemetery (approx. mile away); In Honor and Memory of Louisiana College Students

First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
November 24, 2017
2. First Baptist Church Marker
Side B
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Louisiana College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alexandria Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Olivet Cemetery and Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Olivet Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
First Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
November 24, 2017
3. First Baptist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2017.
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