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Our Story

In the year 1912, Tuscola Missionary Baptist Church, as it was called then, was built at our present site in Tuscola.  A deed dated April 24, 1913, was recorded for the two lots on which Tuscola Missionary Baptist Church was built.  The cost of the lot was $126.

The contractor for the new building was J. L. Marshall. R. E. Standard, a carpenter on the church building, told the carpenters averaged $2.50 per day, and many of the men donated their labors for the church project.  This building, with the help of the volunteer labor, was built for a total cost of $2,200 with pledges for the church.  It was stated that every pledge was paid.  The ladies prepared meals and hot coffee for the working men.  The church did not have a baptistry,; early baptisms were done in several different locations.

Between 1926-1940 two additional annexes we  added(no known records).  August 10, 1938 two lots were purchased.  In 1945 the church building was carefully deconstructed and rebuilt using brick, stucco and tile. This was completed in 1948. During September of 1960 the education wing was added and an organ purchased.  In February of 1967 parsonage on Tomahawk trail was purchased.  During 1972 aisles, foyer and sanctuary was carpeted with red and the wooden pews were padded. During the years of 1997 and 1998 the Tomahawk parsonage was sold and the second education wing was added with use of those funds.  August 31, 1997 ground was broken for a new wing featuring 9 new classrooms, a large nursery, and two restrooms. Upon completion the Church was dedicated on April 1, 1998. 

September 21, 1998 the church celebrated its 100th anniversary and was commemorated by George W. Bush Governor of Texas

In 2020 ground was broken to build a new sanctuary. It was dedicated on June 4, 2023.


Mural History

Our mural was painted by Linda Stockton in 1990 in memory of H. B. Pettus.

It was inspired by several verses. Psalms 121:1,2; Ephesians 5:25; Romans 8:26; John 4:35; and

Psalms 50:10

The mural features a large oak tree, a mesquite tree, birds and other creatures, cattle on the hillsides and a creek. The season is set in spring. Each of these features were inspired by the verses previously listed and we intentionally included.  The mural is located inside our history gallery.

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