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First Baptist Church of Plano

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Plano, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 1' 13.056456", -96° 41' 46.237056"
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     This congregation, established as the Spring Creek Baptist Church in 1852, built its first sanctuary on Spring Creek about two miles south of here of land owned by Jacob Routh. Formally organized in 1853, the congregation joined several area churches in 1854 to form the Elm Fork Baptist Association. Plano's emergence after the railroad reached town in 1872 prompted Spring Creek to change its name to Plano Baptist Church and build a new sanctuary here in 1875. Plano Baptist became a charter member of the Collin Baptist Association in 1886. A new sanctuary was built here in 1898, and prior to 1900 Plano Baptist organized a Young People's Union and Aid Societies for older women and young ladies. About 1936 the congregation changed its name to First Baptist Church to acknowledge its status as the first Baptist church established in Plano. Growth in church membership mirrored that of Plano in the 1960s, and in 1970 a new sanctuary was built at this site. First Baptist helped establish the Prairie Creek Baptist Church and a Chinese mission in 1972, Hunter's Glen Baptist Church in 1976, and Hillside Baptist Church in 1982. The church continues its global missionary efforts and its many local outreach programs.** (1994)***

This page last updated: 8/30/2009

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