First Baptist Church, Jasper, Texas
First Baptist Church, Jasper, Texas was organized on December 23, 1855, with 15 members. The first service was conducted on Christmas day by the Rev. William Blackshear. W.W Maund served as the first pastor. The first building was a small wooden sanctuary. The church later outgrew the building and built a larger wooden building in 1893. Under the leadership of Dr .E.A. Ingram, a new sanctuary was completed in 1943. This Gothic-style brick auditorium with beautiful stain glass windows was the home of First Baptist Church until it was taken by a fire in June of 2003. The members continued to meet at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church until November of 2006. The new sanctuary, education, and family life center were dedicated in December of 2006 and the church celebrated 151 years of ministry in Jasper, Texas. My dad, Bryan South is the pastor.
By: Ben South
North Main Church of Christ
1942 North Main St, Jasper, Texas
In 1930 North Main Church of Christ was built. The Church is made of wood. Bro. Allen Berry and wife Gwen gave the church money for Air Conditions. Bro. Lewis was the preacher for about 50 years. The Church had about 50 members. The church continued to grow. In 1983, A new church building was built on Hwy 63 west. Its present preacher is Bro. Lavel Tukes. Its membership is now 175.
By: Sharnice Hadnot
Dixie Baptist Church
Joshua Seal owns the land and he told his slave uncle Dick (Rev. Richard Seal) 1798-1875 to preach to people and he held the first revival under the tree. In 1853 they build Dixie Baptist Church. My grandfather, CL Larkin was a trustee. My grandmother Mae Ella Larkin was a Sunday school teacher. My dad Allen Hadnot was a superinttendant.
By: Devan Hadnot