Nesbitt Baptist sets Homecoming Sunday
Jan. 10, 2014 at 10 p.m.
All former members are invited to attend Homecoming services at Nesbitt Baptist Church Sunday, Jan. 12. Jeph Holloway is serving the church presently as interim pastor.
Guest speaker will be Jeff Byrd. Special music will be by Mrs. Byrd. Regular blended worship service will be led in contemporary worship by Teresa Evers, traditional leader Pete George and Greg Williford.
Services begin at 10:35 a.m. ad will be followed with a covered dish luncheon at noon.
In the fall of 1947, a group of young ministers visited the Nesbit community. They were part of a group called "The Mission Band" and were from East Texas Baptist College, now ETBU. Rev. Omar Green served as president of the band and after finding that there was no church at Nesbitt; let the ministers to visit in the community where they found some members willing to supply their homes to meet in on Sunday afternoons.
The fellowship was named "Nesbitt Mission."
Some of those from ETBC, lending their time and talents were Omar Green, Billy Eads, Alfred Ashley, Bill Huffman, Bob Barker and others.
The first meeting was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.N. McKay. Meeting in homes continued until 1949 when a small house and an acre of land were secured for services.
Early members of the new mission were Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dickerson and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morrison. The mission grew and was helped by the First Baptist Church of Marshall. After being a mission for five years, it was organized into a full time church on Jan. 4, 1952.