First Presbyterian Church of Houston, Houston

First Presbyterian Church of Houston, Houston

The First Presbyterian Church is a historic house of worship in Houston. It is perhaps best known by the fact that Sam Houston used to attend services here. It began in 1845. Back then, it was just a small pine church that used whale oil lamps for lighting. A more formal structure was built in 1896. The church was badly damaged by fire in 1932, but was completely renovated in short order. The church has a colonial look, but has a Byzantine style dome and a beautiful bell tower.

In modern times, the church has over 3500 members. It is located in the Museum District of town. Besides being a house of worship, it also houses a school for children ages 2 through the 8th grade of education. The congregation has also historically been very active in other local charities in the area as well as abroad. Dr. Allen Hutcheson of this church was one of the first medical missionaries to China. The church has a rich history of missionary services.

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Sight Name: First Presbyterian Church of Houston
Sight Location: Houston, USA
Sight Type: Religious
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