of Wills PointThe First Baptist Church of Wills Point was founded in 1873, with Dr. J. L. Matthews, a doctor of medicine, serving as the first pastor. In 1876 the 30-member congregation erected a building, which is said to have been destroyed in a tornado the same year. Despite such setbacks, the church continued to grow, expanding its educational programs and erecting new facilities in later years. A charter member of the Van Zandt Association, established in 1905 and reorganized in 1935, the First Baptist Church has produced several missionaries and pastors from its membership.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 7:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 780530 N 3623012|
|Decimal Degrees||32.70921667, -96.00731667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 42.553', W 96° 0.439'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 42' 33.18" N, 96° 0' 26.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 125 E James St, Wills Point TX 75169, US|
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