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The brick structure is composed of 10-12 inch load bearing walls with no studs. Slaves laid these bricks
in about 1860. Original photograph by Calvin Gregory.
To be more accurate regarding the time of the split of Dixon’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church, I went
back to the “Twentieth Century Baptists” by H. C. Vanderpool and W. T. Russell, 1962. Here it states
that the court action was signed and the case closed in June 1922. The split occurred in 1920 regarding
the support missions through the Southern Baptist Convention. Also, after the court action, the Dixon's
Creek Missionary Baptist Church at Cato was formed by excluded menbers from the original church
congregation. The present red brick building is the same one that was constructed in about 1860 with
additions in the last twenty-five years.Calvin Gregory was called as pastor at that time and continued as
pastor through the lawsuit and for at least two years after that. In the two years immediately following the
court action, Cal baptized 92 converts into the church. So the picture may have have been made after the
court action in perhaps 1923.