Details for First Baptist Church of Midland

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013657


Marker Number 13657
Atlas Number 5507013657
Marker Title First Baptist Church of Midland
Index Entry First Baptist Church of Midland
Address 2104 W Louisiana
City Midland
County Midland
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 773955
UTM Northing 3544130
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; churches
Marker Year 2006
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location 2104 W Louisiana
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text The First Baptist Church of Midland began serving the city shortly after Midland's founding in 1885. That year, Baptists from Pecos, Big Spring and Midland agreed to hire the Rev. S.B. Callaway to serve the three congregations. Under his leadership, a group organized this church in 1886, erecting a building shortly afterwards. Over the years, the church expanded and moved twice to accommodate growing membership. During the years following World War II, church growth mirrored Midland's impressive city development due to the region's expanding petroleum industry. Through all this time, the church has been a spiritual and community leader, a position it continues to hold today. (2006)

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