MARTIN'S GAP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

                    
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MARTINíS GAP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

1883-1917

 

Fairy Baptist Church began as the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church on 15 April, 1883, in the North Meridian Creek School house by people who lived in the vicinity of North Meridian Creek. The organizing presbytery was composed of the following elders: J. W. Staton, Moderator, T. H. Green, Secretary, and W. D. Anderson. The church chose the name Mt. Pleasant and chose J. W. Staton to be its first pastor. Charter members were Henry Evans, J. R. Williamson, Sarah Williamson, J. P. Drennan, C. C. Drennan, G. W. Smith, Mary A. Smith, Betty A. Smith, and Mary A. Evans

Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church was dismissed from the Bosque River Baptist Association on 21 October, 1887, when that association was dissolved.

Monthly services were held in the Mt. Pleasant School House until 1 January, 1901. Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church had changed its name to Martinís Gap Missionary Baptist Church by 7 September, 1888, when it was admitted to the Hamilton County Baptist Association. When the report was sent for the annual association meeting in 1921, the name of this church had been changed to Fairy Baptist Church.

 

Early pastors included:

N. M. Leslie, 1888--1889

G. W. Herrington, 1890--1893

W. N. White, 1894--1896

F. L. DuPont., 1897--1898

 

Early church clerks were:

A. C. Leslie, 1888--1889

J. L. Kolb, 1890--1891

J. W. Talley, 1892

A. C. Woodard, 1893--1896

C. P. Woodard--1897--1899

 

Early messengers to the annual association were:

1888--N. M. Leslie and Henry Evans

1889--N. M. Leslie, Henry Evans, and S. C. McCarty

1890--Henry Evans and T. M. Tyler

1891--Henry Evans and Thomas Jones

1892--T. M. Tyler

1893--J. W. Moore, J. M. Burney, and A. C. Woodard

1894--J. M. Burney, A. C. Woodard, I. F. Johnson

1895--B. F. J. Davis, T. B. Rogers, and J. M. Burney

1896--B. F. J. Davis, A. C. Woodard, J. C. McNiel, W. M. Joyner, and J. M. Burney; 1897--J. M. Burney, C. P. Woodard, and J. T. Talley

1898--J. M. Burney, J. T. Tally, John Burney, and Sisters J. M. Burney, John Burney, and S. L. Columbus

1899--Rev. Steven Anderson Rains and Brethren J. D. Branham, J. W. Moore, William Gist, C. P. Woodward, and J. M. Burney

1907 HCBA Minutes

1908 HCBA Minutes

1910 HCBA Minutes

 

 
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