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Walnut Church of Christ … Through the Years

1920’s – Twenty-five Christians begin a new church on Broad Street and eventually build a church building at 20th and Pine at a cost of $7,500. Weekly contribution was $25.

1930’s – About 100 members relocate the congregation to 12th and Walnut in 1929. Weekly contributions doubled to $50.

1940’s -  James Harvey Scott has a long tenure as Walnut’s minister (1941-1952). The congregation grew during the war years and added a two story wing. 1947 directory listed 309 names.

1950’s -Walnut begins a long association with missionary Joe Cannon and also begins support of several children’s homes. 1958 directory listed 381 names.

1960’s – Weekly church budget for 1960 - $625. V.E.Howard brings International Gospel Hour and Gospel Sing Song to Walnut. New church building at 11th and Hazel in 1968. D.A.Shofner retired after 40 plus years as an elder.

1970’s – Weekly church budget for 1970 - $2,000. Church property valued at $500,000. Journey to Eternity evangelistic program successful.

1980’s – Christian Pre-School of Texarkana at Walnut. Soul Winning Workshop hosted by Texarkana area churches. 1987 directory listed 773 names.

1990’s – Numerous mission trips to Russia and church established in Minsk, Belarus. Walnut has active youth ministry. Moores Lane Property purchased in 1999. 1997 directory listed 797 names.

2000’s – Catching God’s Vision campaign raised over $2,000,000 for new building. Victory in Jesus campaign hosted by Texarkana area churches. July 18, 2004 – first Sunday in new facility on Morres Lane. October 3, 2004 – 718 attend Homecoming and Dedication Day.

2010 – Walnut is a healthy church with 650 members involved in over 75 ministries. God has blessed Walnut with a $7,000,000, thirty acre campus and a weekly budget of $17,000.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY
 

 

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