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" July 15, 1976 .MALAKOFF NEWS- Page 7 Church 0[ our C00oice Malakoff Church Of Christ SCHEDULE Church of Christ School 1O a.m. U a.m. - 6 pm: of God School 9:45 a.m. 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Service 6 p.m. 13aptist School 9:45 a.m. 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. United Methodist School 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Baptist School 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. Baptist School 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Missionary Baptist School 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Chapel A.M.E. School 10 a.m. p.m. Estates Missionar Cross Roads School 10 a.ln. 9:45 a.m. 11 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Methodist School 9:45 a.m. 10:50 a.m. 6:30 School 9:30 a.m. 10:50 a.m. 7 p.m. of Christ School 9:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. 6 p.m. ROADS Baptist School 10 a.m. ll.m. Church of 10 a.m. 11 a.m. Ptoada Methodist Worship 9:30 a.m School 10:30 a.m. \\; \\; \\;L \\;\ \\; \\; \\; Malakoff Church of Christ was a struggling church here, tracing its founding to some time between 1908 and 1910. But today it has a mem- bership of 90, and has a full complement of elders and deacons to give the church guidance. Charged with tile pastoral oversight of the congrega- tion are Luther Ellis, John R. Bailey and Joy W. Braak, the elders. The deacons for the autonomous local con- gregation are Linder Ray Cliver, Carl Purselley, Dwain Purselley and Jim Morton. Serving the local church as evangelist is O.T. Denman. Early members of the congregation were Johnnie Mac Jackson and Mrs. Grace Henderson. After meeting for some time in a building used for other purposes on weekdays, the congregation later built a small building on the site where the church now stands. The church had elders and deacons in the 1940s, and at that time had a membership of between 48 and 50. In more recent years the church was without elders until April 27 of 1976, when new elders and deacons were installed. The present building, which seats some 250 per- sons, was built three and a half years ago. The present membership is now about 90, and atten- dance ranges upwards to 168. The church provides Bible classes for all ages. Bible Class is at 10 a.m. each Sunday with worship ser- vices at 11. Sunday night services are at 6 and Wed- nesday night services are at 7. Evangelist For Malakoff Church Of Christ O.T. Denmanis the evan- gelist for the Malakofl Church of Christ. Reared in Grapeland, he got some training in busi- ness education through the government and his main education at Sam Houston State University in Hunts- ville. He attended high school in Grapeland. He served as chaplain for the West District of State Guards during World War II. He also served as a traveling evangelist for some 10 years, preaching during that time in about half the states in the United States. He is married tO: the former Geneva Nance of Thornton. They were married Sept. 20, 1943. The couple has three children, Pamela Hale and Debbie Lawson, who live here, and a son, Byron, who is a minister in Tipton, Okla. Denman studied Bible in Sam Houston, and also has had special Bible training under a number of different ministers in the intervening years. Prior to coming to Mala- koff, he was at Sterling, Okla., two and a half years. O. T. Denman Sponsored By Our Local Merchants Citizen's State Bank ii I Cedar Lake Nursing Home Malakoff Insurance Agency AI Inmon Ford Sales I First State Bank Of Trinidad I I I Phillip's Food Phillip's Appliance II II Malakoff News II II " Navarro Savings Association Malakoff FoodFare City Building Supplies Byars Texaco Kirby's Malakoff Nursery & Garden Center Tanner Motor Co.