SOUTHERN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
This church was organized in 1873, the year that Gregg County was formed. A plat of land at the corner of Center and Methvin Sts was donated by the Texas and Pacific Railroad on November 17, 1873. Dr W K Marshall is given credit for the organization of this church.
Charter members were:
R B Levy and family; late from Virginia
Others that joined soon after were:
Mrs T M Campbell- mother of Governor T M Campbell
Dr Kirkpatrick, a highly educated minister born in 1808 in Virginia, served the church as it's first pastor part time. Next came Reverend J H Wiggings 1874-1880. He gave part time at a salary of $30.00 a month. He was followed by Reverend J C Buchanan who served for a short time in 1881. Charles J Heiskell came next 1881-1883. He wa also a part time preacher. It was during his pastorate that the Ladies Aid Society was organized with Mrs E H Carter, Mrs R B Levy, Mrs Hattie Oney and Mrs J M Duncan as members.
Dr Burkhead was pastor for a short time and was succeeded by Reverend James W Saxton, 1885-1890. Mrs. Saxton was a sister to Honorable Tom Ball of Houston.
Reverend R M Tuttle served from 1890-1894. He had been a confederate soldier. He organized the Elderville Church..
Reverend S M Tenny came to serve from 1894-1899. He married Mary McWhorter.
Reverend George H Steen served part of 1900.
Reverend Thomas F Gallagher, of Missouri, served 1902-1906.
Reverend J S Baird 1907-1911
Reverend J F Caughly, of Ireland, 1913-1916.
Reverend Thomas L Green 11918-1921
Reverend R M Hall 1921-1925.
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