Mark in Texas History: First Baptist Church of Whitehouse

Updated: Aug. 15, 2020 at 11:13 AM CDT
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WHITEHOUSE, Texas (KLTV) - In 1869, a group of 12 families built a church called New Hope Church. They met once a month.

“There were about 12 families that got together and prayed and decided we needed a church here. This is the log cabin with the two doors and the 2 windows on the side.”

First Baptist Church Whitehouse
First Baptist Church Whitehouse((Source: KLTV))

But keeping a membership at New Hope Church wasn’t so easy back then.

“And back in those days if a member didn’t behave they were dismissed from the church.”

The church moved locations several times in the past 151 years and even had a couple name changes before settling on First Baptist Whitehouse on East Main Street.

The state recognized the church with a historical marker in 1989.

First Baptist Whitehouse is located at 801 East Main Street. If you want to check out a service, they meet at 10-30 every Sunday morning.

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