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Granthams - Charter Members of Oplin Baptist Church

Excerpt from I Remember Callahan-History of Callahan County, Texas; Sponsored by The Callahan County Historical Commission

Excerpt from I Remember Callahan-History of Callahan County, Texas; Sponsored by The Callahan County Historical Commission:

Oplin Baptist Church

The Oplin Baptist Church officially celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary on Sunday, August 20, 1978.  The organization meeting was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 1903.  The “New School House” at East Tecumseh Peak was the meeting place and Missionary Elder R. D. Cecil served as moderator.  There were thirteen charter members:  Brother J.M. Warren (Deacon); Sister J.M. Warren; Sister Effie Warren; brother J.T. Warren; Brother Matt Warren; Brother J.H. Straley; Sister J.H. Straley; Brother George Grantham; Brother H.C. Grantham; Sister H.C. Grantham; Sister Ethel Berry; Sister Amanda Smith; Sister Mary Lawler.  They adopted the name “Missionary Baptist Church of Christ at East Tecumseh Peak.”  It was agreed that preaching services would be held on the forth Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. and prayer meeting every Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  Monthly business meetings were set for 3:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month.  The services were held in the school house until 1910, at which time the building was erected that is still being used.  The Lord’s Supper was first observed by the Church on May 23, 1903.  By motion fo the Church at the June 27, 1903 business meeting, the name was changed to Baptist Church of Christ at Oplin.  At a called meeting on 8/4/1903, the Church unanimously called Brother R. H. Williams as the first pastor.


Owner/SourceThe Callahan County Historical Commission
Linked toGeorge Washington Grantham (Religion); Hillard Cisero Grantham (Religion)

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