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February 18, 1976

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Page 6-MALAKOFF NEWS-Feb. 18, 1976 t Attend the Church Q of your choice First The First Baptist Church of Malakoff, presently located on Mitcham Street, was organized in November, 1884, financed by freewill offerings and met on West Main Street. There  were 35 charter m and R.C. Bell was in charge of the dedication. Joe Evans was the first Rev. James Cheathm Baptist (00hurch Of Malakoff deacon, appointed in 1889, building was remodeled, and W.M.U. was organized in adding a second story and the 1887. The local church joined baptistry. The remodeling the Association of the South- cost approximately $3,000 ern Baptist Convention in and was financed by a $1-a- 1886. month club, with each Dedication service for the church building located on West Main St. was held in March, 1918. During 1934 the Ope, { tnl new sanctuary wss I 1954. ToUd co.t Mitchar building wu $4,000. , tion of the new ch held Sept. 19-26, lgri most recent cons t 4J : member donating $I a month jeet was the ed uI toward the project, building completed JJ r,,.OQIJ. Groundbrcaking for the 1971 at a cost of 11 I)SCrl F About The Pastor Rev. James Chcatham as- Southwestern Baptist Theo- The 36-ycarId ' sumed duties as pastor of logical Seminary in Fort the local church:s First Baptist Church of Mala- Worth. He is a graduate of Freeman Heig koff Feb. 1, coming to Mala- Central High School in church in Garland koff from Freeman Heights Sumner, Texas. years prior to Baptist Church in Garland. Rev. Chcatham's family Mslakoff. Rev. Cheatham is a grad- includes his wife, Dottle, and Rev. Chcatham uate of East Texas Baptist three children, Debbie, 14, Malakoff after the College at Marshall as well as Brent, 9, and Wendy, 5. spent several montl  " a pastor. Sponsored By Our Local Merchants Citizen's State Bank I I Suds &.Suds Hounsel Kirby's Service Station Drake Oil Co. Drug & Variety Malakoff Insurance Agency Tanner Motor First State Bank of Trinidad Phillip's Food Hardy's Rexall I Donnelrs Fashions Malakoff Food Fare Phillip's Appliance Malakoff News I I en Point,, )