Baptists Accept Church Plans

from The Malakoff News
Friday, March 12, 1954


The architect’s drawing above is the exact likeness of the future First Baptist Church in “The Lignite City.”  The plans of the building committee were unanimously accepted without change in a church business conference on Sunday morning.  The new structure is designed to be gotten underway following appropriate ground-breaking ceremonies scheduled for Sunday afternoon, March 21st – the first day of Spring.  The present church building is to be converted into a modern educational building for the Sunday School Department.  The total expense outlay in the building is estimated at $40,000.


Revival Team to Lead Baptist Meeting Here

from The Malakoff News
Friday, March 13, 1964

Deacon Fred Cherry of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Joe Abston of Weatherford, Texas, will be in Malakoff beginning Sunday to conduct a week’s revival campaign at the First Baptist Church.

Mr. Cherry, an ordained deacon, is regarded as one of America’s leading evangelists.  He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, a petroleum engineer, and was an all-conference end on the football team at OU.  He is a veteran of World War II and served in battle action as a combat officer.DSC_0418

Mr. Abston is director of music and education at the Northside Baptist Church in Weatherford.

During the week’s series, the local pastor, the Rev. D. D. Simpson announced, two services will be held each day, at 10:30 a. m. and at 7:30 p. m.  The nursery, he said, will be open for both the morning and evening programs.  The meeting will continue for one week, closing with the evening service on Sunday, March 22.