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Milam County, Texas



Rising Star Baptist Church

ca. 1974

[Photo ca. 1974]

The Rising Star Baptist Church was originally located in the Tracy Community.

It was organized or established under the leadership of Rev. W. M. Larry in 1907.

These are the names of some of the pastors who have served: Rev. Harris, Rev. Huff, Rev. W. Thorner, Rev. Ollie Wilson, Rev. D. Westbrooks.

Under the leadership of Rev. Westbrooks, a new church was built.

Pastors who served after Rev. Westbrooks deceased are: Rev. Shaw, Rev. W. O. Benford, Rev. W. L. Greene, Rev. A. E. Chow, Sr., Rev. O. S. Davis (called but did not serve) and Rev. J. A. Piper.

Rising Star has been moved twice. The last move was here in Rockdale where it is now located.

It was moved to the present location in 1960 under the leadership of Rev. A. E. Chew.

Rev. J. A. Piper was called to Rising Star in 1963. Under his leadership a building program was launched and completed. He served faithfully for 8 years and 7 months. Our present pastor is Rev. L. O. Lang of Giddings, Texas.


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