Dallas, Texas

Hampton Place Baptist Church

Hampton Place Baptist Church

This is from a vintage article by DCPA about the history of this church:

A large crowd attended the Seventieth Anniversary of Hampton Place Baptist Church on Sunday, March 14, 1999 for a time of worship, praise and reminiscing.

This seventy-year-old church grew from the concern of a retired pastor and a group of neighbors. Late in 1928 Oak Cliff extended to Ravinia on the west; the Hampton Place streetcar line extended to Pierce and Brandon. There was no Baptist church in the area.

On February 21, 1929 Rev. and Mrs. J.T. Bell organized a Baptist mission in their home. When the group outgrew their home, they found a building on Pierce Street renting for $5 per month, a garage with large double doors, which they changed to French doors. They strung a cord from Rev. R.H. Sneed’s nearby house for lights, made pews of boards placed across apple crates, and borrowed a piano from Rev. Bell. As one member said, “They were ‘complete greenies’ who knew nothing about starting a church.”

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