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Milam County, Texas




ca. 1973

The Rockdale Apostolic Faith Church was built in Rockdale in 1937. The first service was held Sunday, December 19, 1937. The Reverend Robert Parham was in charge of that service. The first elders of the church were elected that day. They were: Claude Pruitt, J. L. Eiland, Fred Bartlett, Ollie Whittington, Joe Pelzel and Ed Stork.

The Church burned in 1951 and was rebuilt the same year. Remodeling has been done over the years, and this year 1973, a new brick front was added.

Pastors of the church have been: The Reverends Bill Pruitt Roy’ Wooster, Millard Brown, James Hosler, Laverne Johnson, Austin Morgan, Henry Spillers, Paul Bailey, Jimmy Ahrens, Paul Clanton, Edwin Waterbury, Winston Barker, Danny Robinson and the present pastor, Van Earl Blythe. Only one of these pastors is deceased, Jimmy Ahrens.

Apostolic Faith Church
400 West Davilla
Rockdale, Texas 76567

Telephone 512-446-5525

We must say a special thank you to Nancy Pace of Lloyd, FL, for re-typing the above church history for use on the Milam County TXGenWeb site.


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