Some history concerning the

Houston Park Church of Christ

The church of Christ in Selma area dates back to the late 19th century.  In those days, Brother Charlie Landers of Highland Home, Alabama preached the gospel of Christ in evangelistic meetings in northern Dallas County.  As the result of these efforts, several souls became New Testament Christians.  Early in the 20th century, some of these Christians began meeting with other New Testament Christians who had been worshiping on the Lord's Day in the home of brother F. J. Turner Sr. on Washington Street in Selma. This group increased in strength until, in 1923, a meetinghouse located on Selma Avenue was purchased from the Cumberland Presbyterians.  At this location, the Selma Avenue Church of Christ prospered, and from time to time the facilities were enlarged.  In 1966, the present facility was built on land located at 2 Crescent Hill Drive.  Through the years the congregation has been served by an illustrious array of elders, deacons, and ministers.  Some of the most highly acclaimed gospel preachers in the brotherhood are among those who have conducted evangelistic meetings at Houston Park.  A display case located in the church concourse contains memorabilia from the early years of the congregation, highlighting the rich heritage of the cause of Christ in Selma.  Visitors are welcome to stop by and view these items. In the new millennium, the Houston Park church continues to exist by the blessing of God for the purpose of serving their fellowman by encouraging all to come to Christ and be saved in Him, to live together in fellowship as New Testament Christians, and to worship God in spirit and in truth.

 

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