Kennard in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Baptist Church of Kennard
Kennard's First Baptist congregation held church services once or twice a month for several years, utilizing shared or traveling pastors. Members called the Rev. W.P. Lott in 1945. He served as the church's first full-time pastor but soon split his time between the Kennard congregation and one in nearby Ratcliff. During his years in Kennard, Lott's wife organized a Women's Missionary Union for the congregation.
Over the years, the congregation has constructed new facilities and provided parsonage housing for its ministers. Throughout the 1960s, the church took an active role in campaigning against the sale of liquor and pari-mutuel horseracing. It maintained an active community presence in the 197
As the congregation approached its centennial year, it continued to grow, strengthening its music and youth programs and creating a college scholarship fund. First Baptist Church remains an important religious institution in
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13468.)
Location. 31° 21.576′ N, 95° 10.932′ W. Marker is in Kennard, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is on Carson Street near Farm to Market 357 (Texas Highway 7), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Carson Street, Kennard TX 75847, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kennard (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Rosenwald School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Community of Coltharp (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hagerville Community (approx. 1.3 miles away); Four C Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ratcliff (approx. 3.3 miles away); Ratcliff CCC Camp (approx. 3½ miles away); The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennard.
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