South Main Baptist Church, Houston

South Main Baptist Church, Houston

This house of worship is located in the midtown section of Houston. At one point in time, the church was named the “Church of the Year” by Guidepost Magazine, which ought to tell you a bit about the organization.

It was founded in the year 1903, and was originally called the Tuam Baptist Church. It moved to the present day location in the year 1930, and has been a prominent part of the midtown landscape since. During its early years, the church was once used as the temporary location for the University of Houston before the university moved to its current location on Cullen Blvd.

The current structure was built in 1924. The firm of Sanguinet, Staats, Hedrick and Gottlieb were hired as the designers. The church has long been known for its belief in Baptist roots, but has also been a haven for progressive thinking. For instance, the church has long been an advocate of civil rights and having women in ministry. The congregation is currently independent. For the first 90 years of the church’s existence, though, it was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention of Churches.

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Sight Name: South Main Baptist Church
Sight Location: Houston, USA
Sight Type: Religious
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