Hale Center in Hale County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Baptist Church of Hale Center
In 1891 twelve people gathered together to form Hale City Missionary Baptist Church. They called the Rev. I.B. Kimbrough as their first pastor. Early worship serviced were held in the Epworth and Hale City schoolhouses, and in 1893 the congregation moved to Hale Center. Services were held in the schoolhouse and in the Methodist church until the First Baptist sanctuary was completed in 1908. Continued growth over the years led to subsequent building programs.
Throughout its history, the First Baptist Church has played an active role in its community. The congregation has consistently maintained an interest in both foreign and domestic missionary endeavors. It continues to serve the community with a variety of worship, educational, and outreach programs.
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1637.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 West 6th Street, Hale Center TX 79041, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nils Akeson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Epworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. Frank Norfleet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ranching and Farming in Hale County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Snyder Community (approx. 9.3 miles away); The Slaton Well (approx. 9.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Hale County (approx. 10.4 miles away); Plainview Cemetery and Memorial Park (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hale Center.
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