Kerens Presbyterian Church
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Kerens, Navarro County, Texas


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Kerens Presbyterian Church

This congregation originated in the community of Wadeville (3 Mi. S), where a Cumberland Presbyterian church was organized at the home of Noble Wade (1808 - 1878) on June 5, 1869.  The first church building also served as a school and Masonic Lodge hall.  In 1881, when Kerens was founded along the railroad, the congregation purchased this lot and completed a church building in 1883.  They shared this facility with the Baptists and the Methodists for several years.  Four members of this church have entered full-time Christian ministry. (1985)

Located: 301 East South, 3rd, Kerens, Navarro Co. Texas

The text of the historical markers have been posted here with the permission of the Texas Historical Commission


Dedication Program

Sunday, September 15, 1985 - 2:00 P.M.

Master of Ceremonies ... J. Forest Green, Chairman, Navarro County Historical Commission

"Onward Christian Soldiers" ... Jere Speed Organist, Kerens Presbyterian Church

Invocation ... Rev. Haves R. White, Minister, Kerens Presbyterian Church

Welcome Address ... John K. Beck, Elder and Treasurer, Kerens Presbyterian Church

History of the Church ... Kenna Beck, Deacons, Kerens Presbyterian Church

Dedicatory Remarks ... Lloyd Smith, Superintendent, Kerens Independent School District.

Dedicatory Remarks ... Joe Trent, Oldest Member, Relief Lodge No 236, Kerens, Tx.

Dedication ... Gary Bennett, County Judge, Navarro County, Texas

Acceptance ... Wade J. Price, Clerk of the Kerens Presbyterian Church Session, Great grandson of the founder

Unveiling ... Youth In the Name of Christ, Jr. & Sr. High School members of the church

"The Church's One Foundation" ... Peggy A. Brown And the Church Choir

Benediction ... Rev. Charles A. Reese, Therapist, Park North Hospital, San Antonio, Tx.  Former member of Kerens Presbyterian Church

"Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken" ... Jere Speed Organist, Kerens Presbyterian Church

Historical Research by Jere A. Daniel, Jr. and Kenna Beck.


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