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Milam County, Texas



Hillcrest Baptist Church

ca. 1974

The Hillcrest Baptist Church was organized in 1957. The members met in a storage building about one-fourth mile out on FM 487. There were approximately 15 charter members. Rev. I. D. McBride was the first pastor. Rev. McBride helped in the organization of the new building.

In 1961, Rev. W. F. Griggs and the charter members built the new building which is now located near the Praesel Addition. Mrs. Callie Ray is 81 years old; she is the oldest member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. There are 76 members, 54 are resident members and 53 enrolled in Sunday School.

Those who have served as ministers are:

Rev. I. D. McBride
Rev. W. F. Griggs
Rev. Sonny Hanson
Rev. W. B. Johnson
Rev. John Buck
Rev. Harold Trammell
Rev. Thomas Dusek
Rev. John W. Self (present pastor)


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