First Baptist Church of Pecos City

First Baptist Church of Pecos City (HM1LVG)

Location: Pecos, TX 79772 Reeves County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 25.366', W 103° 29.862'

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The Rev. Sumner Battle Callaway (1852-1916) led the organization of this Baptist Church in 1885 and served as its first pastor. Callaway had come to Texas from Georgia and had been Gov. Richard Hubbard's private secretary and a lawyer before entering the ministry. The eight charter members included Callaway, A. M. and Sallie Harris Walthall, A.W. Hillard, F.B. Chilton, W.D. Johnson, J.L. Johnson and Mrs. Colvin.

The congregation's first church building was completed in 1887. A larger sanctuary was built in 1910, during the pastorate of the Rev. J. B. Cole (1858-1947). The First Baptist Church of Pecos City was a member of the Sweetwater Baptist Association from 1886 until 1902, when the El Paso association was organized here. It later became part of the Pecos Valley association.

Over the years, the fellowship has been served by a number of prominent pastors, including the Rev. L. R. Millican who preached on the west Texas frontier for more than 50 years. The First Baptist Church of Pecos City has been active in home and foreign missionary work and has placed a great emphasis on community service.
Marker Number1662
Year Placed1985
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 642789 N 3477432
Decimal Degrees31.42276667, -103.49770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.366', W 103° 29.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 21.96" N, 103° 29' 51.72" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 S Hickory St, Pecos TX 79772, US
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