On Aug. 3, 1922, at a prayer meeting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. McGill, First Baptist Church Orangefield was organized as a mission of the Burton Church of the Winfree Community. The church served the spiritual needs of the farmers, oil field workers and their families in our community. Its mission today is the same, to minister and serve the community for our Lord Jesus Christ.

First Baptist Church Orangefield is celebrating its 90th anniversary during their Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. All former members, church leaders, former staff and guests of First Baptist Orangefield are invited to join us in this special celebration. Rev. Russell Duplantis, a former member and product of this community, will be our guest speaker. He is now the Pastor of Long Pines Baptist Church in Broaddus, Texas.

The southern gospel group Footprints will perform during the morning worship service and afterward during their fellowship and lunch in the Family Life Center. The faces of Footprints consist of Ray Walker, his wife Donna Walker, and their own Christine Bailey. Ray is an ordained minister and is the President of the Bay Area Gospel Music Association in the Houston Texas area.

The community is cordially invited to lunch and fellowship after the morning service. They will have a video presentation of people, places and events of the past 90 years.

First Baptist Orangefield has had 24 pastors over the last 90 years. Their present Pastor, Forrest Wood, came to Orangefield in September 2006.

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