History

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This will be a page to reflect on the history of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. Our church has a long history, beginning in 1926!, of bringing people to Christ, serving the community and being a faithful lighthouse of God’s Word. If you know of important dates in the history of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, please email me @ david.arnold67@outlook.com. The tragedy will be mentioned and honored, but it will not be the central focus.

You may also visit the Sutherland Springs Historical Museum page, which has some great photos of our church’s past.

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26 Aug 1911 – Church Bell – “Sutherland Springs Texas First Presbyterian Church was located in New Town that is across the Cibolo Creek high water bridge on FM 539. It is said that the bell that rang many years in the Sutherland Springs Methodist Church came from the Presbyterian Church which had a bell tower. The bell now is resting in the tower of the new First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. If these bells are the same, it is over a hundred years old.” From the Wilson County Historical Society website.

1926 – Origins of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs – Per 50-year anniversary photo found on the Sutherland Springs Historical Museum page. “1976 The 50th Anniversary of the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church. Pastors and People who attended the church from years past came and celebrated.” 1976 50th Anniversary Photo

1980 – Duplex added – This is where the church secretary and storage rooms currently reside (Jan 2022). Per photo found on Sutherland Springs Historical Museum page. Photo of duplex being placed

April 1990 – Dedication of Williard B. Mills Fellowship Hall – This is currently the Youth Building (Jan 2022). Per photos found on Sutherland Springs Historical Museum page. Breaking Ground , Setting Walls , Setting Walls-2, Dedication Sign

19 May 2019 – Dedication of our new (current) worship center – From our newsletter, The Witness, May 2019 ” The entire Sutherland Springs community is invited and welcome to join us May 19th at 11 a.m. as we dedicate our new worship center and education building, and all God is doing at First Baptist Sutherland Springs.”

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Summer 2020Vacation Bible School Photo Album