The First 100 Years of Lubbock
The First 100 Years of
Who were the first church assemblies in
The Quakers, who originated in Estacado
and moved to Lubbock - they dissolved and melded into the
The Church of Christ was the first group
to hold a worship service in Lubbock.
First Baptist and First Methodist were the
first congregations to officially organize.
First Baptist was the first church to
build a building.
Regardless of who was "first," by 1909,
the year Lubbock was established, there were seven thriving,
established congregations - known currently by the following
names: First Baptist
Church, First Methodist
Broadway Church of Christ,
Church, and First
Church of the Nazarene.
Click here for a brief summary of the development of the
Lubbock's Church written by Steve Doles, as part of his
research in pursuit of his Doctor of Ministry Degree at
Fuller Theological Seminary.
The links below will take you the the
histories of the first seven congregations as currently
found on their respective websites:
First Christian Church
Church of Christ
First Presbyterian Church
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
First Church of the Nazarene
Other Church Histories:
LakeRidge Methodist Church
New Hope Foursquare Church
Church on the Rock
Calvary Baptist Church
Community Baptist Church
Green Lawn Church of Christ
Highland Baptist Church
Raintree Christian Church
Paul's Episcopal Church