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By Joseph E. Early Jr., Harry Leon McBeth

From the times of Z. N. Morrell and James Huckins to invoice Pinson and Charles Wade, Baptists have performed and proceed to play a massive position within the spiritual, secular, and political lifetime of Texas. Over the former 100 and fifty years numerous Texas Baptist histories were written, yet no longer in the past have the files utilized in the improvement of those texts been made to be had in a single source. In A Texas Baptist background Sourcebook, Joseph E. Early, Jr., has supplied the main whole number of Texas Baptist assets ever issued in a single quantity. This paintings includes church mins, nation and organization conference files, denominational newspaper articles, documents of Baptist universities, and myriads of alternative assets. integrated during this paintings are George Washington Truett's sermon "Baptists and spiritual Liberty" added at the steps of the Capitol development in Washington, D.C.; James Milton Carroll's path of Blood; J. Frank Norris's railings opposed to the Baptist basic conference of Texas; and numerous different assets depicting the various years of Texas Baptist historical past. This publication is designed as a complementary paintings to Harry Leon McBeth's Texas Baptists: A Sesquicentennial historical past. scholars can stick to McBeth's bankruptcy divisions, headings, and subheadings for better ease in learning the files. no matter if used independently or as a spouse to McBeth's paintings, A Texas Baptist background Sourcebook is a needs to for an in-depth learn of Baptists in Texas.

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Baylor to James Stribbling, 13 April 1871, The Texas Collection, Baylor University. Reprint courtesy of Texas Collection, Baylor University. 20 ⁄ BAPTIST BEGINNINGS IN TEXAS, 1820–1840 D. The Founding and Naming of Baylor University, 1845 The Education Society was now meeting and holding its sessions as a separate organization, but in connection with the associational meeting. The first officers of this Society were—R. E. B. Baylor, president; S. P. Andrews, recording secretary, and J. L. Farquhar, treasurer, and the board of managers were Elders H.

F. The Joseph Bays Incident The year following that of Mr. Smalley’s arrival in Texas, in 1825, another Baptist missionary, Rev. Joseph Bays, came into Texas, and preached the first Baptist sermon preached by a Baptist on the west side of the Brazos river. He was seeking his way to the Mexican settlement of San Antonio, and stopping at the home of Moses Shipman, near San Felipe, which was given up to the worship of the Roman Catholics, it being the only creed recognized by the Spanish government, to the nontolerance of all others, Mr.

Said I that will never do, he replied where sin hath abounded grace shall much more abound and relying on this promise of God we located the church at Tiger Point. . Shortly after the constitution of this church brother Tryon came to Texas. We were frequently together at all the meetings particularly at Tiger Point. We there held many protracted meetings we had many precious revivals, and this church with the humble beginnings of seven members rose to one hundred and four communicants. As the county settled up and the members moved away to their lands and new homes it was so reduced numerically that it was thought best for the members to with draw from it and joining the Brenham Church which they did, and several of the members of the Brenham Church at this day remain to remember the trying season we passed through at Tiger Point.

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