First Baptist Church of Texas City

First Baptist Church of Texas City (HMZKD)

Location: Texas City, TX 77590 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 23.635', W 94° 54.933'

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On March 16, 1905, five Texas City residents met for worship and Bible study. The Rev. D.L. Griffith assisted them in founding Texas City's First Baptist Church. The Rev. W.C. Ponder served as pastor for the first decade, during which time services were held in private homes. The growing congregation met at different sites until the early 1950s, when it built a sanctuary at this site. During its first 100 years, the congregation endured the 1915 hurricane, the Great Depression and the 1947 Texas City disaster. Through hardships and hard work the church persevered, and today it continues in service to its community through a variety of programs and missions.
Marker Number13227
Year Placed2005
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 314119 N 3253154
Decimal Degrees29.39391667, -94.91555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 23.635', W 94° 54.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 23' 38.10" N, 94° 54' 55.98" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400-1460 9th Ave N, Texas City TX 77590, US
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