Brief History of Calvary Baptist Church of Mexia TX
Calvary Baptist Church began as a mission in early 1926 for the purpose of reaching people in the southern area of our city. An abandoned one-room school building was first used as a meeting place.
The church formed on October 26, 1926 with 34 charter members. Rev. B.T. Goodwin was the first pastor, and served on a part-time basis. God poured out His blessings upon the membership as they shared Christ and visited with the lost and unchurched. Several revivals added other into the fellowship as well, and more space became necessary.
In 1934 the location of the church was moved from the corner of Bonham and Conrad Streets to Travis Street. In 1942, the location was expanded to include the corner of Travis and McKinney Streets. An educational wing and a nursery were added as well. In May of 1957 the present location on S. McKinney was purchased, and in September 1959, the church moved into a new brick two-story building. In 1975, a new educational will was added along with new office space and a chapel. In recent years the church has constructed a fenced playground area, purchased additional land, expanded the kitchen facilities, and has completed many other remodeling and refurbishing efforts throughout the building.
God has truly blessed Calvary Baptist Church! The church membership continues to grow more each year, and is completely free of any indebtedness. We give God the glory for His work in our midst! May we continue to glorify His holy name, as we preach to the world a loving Savior who gave us all on the cross at mount Calvary!
Pastors of Calvary Baptist Church
B.T. Goodwin 1927
N.B. Moon 1927-1928
J.E. Gore 1930
Clyde Ballard 1931
W.A. Cockrell 1931
W.A. Cockrell 1933-1934 J.C. Newman 1934-1935
V.A. Geeo 1935-1940 Dale Moody 1940-1941
L.L. Richardson 1941-1943 J.J. Sloan 1943-1944
W.H. James 1944-1948 Tom Madden 1948-1952
Cecil McBeth 1952-1955 Jimmy Hinton 1955-1960
Bill Morgan 1960-1964 Perry Wallace 1964-1966
Seth Johnston 1966-1969 Lowell Skaggs 1969-1972
Roland Spears 1973-1973 Ted Padgett 1973-1974
Claude Tipps 1975-1980 T.N. Ledbetter 1981-1986
Rick Smith 1987-1990 Jerry Woods 1991-1993
James Hooper 1994-1999 Richard Nichols 1999-2000
Rick Gray 2001-2010 Michael King 2011-2013
Shane Norcross 2014-Present