Caddo Gap Baptist Church to celebrate 110 years of ministry


    caddo gap churchCADDO GAP – The winds of change may blow, but the message of hope remains the same at Caddo Gap Baptist Church as they prepare to celebrate 110 years of ministry in the area this Sunday, October 25.
    Sunday will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and the service at 11 a.m. Brother Ronny Noles, a former pastor at the church, will bring the message. A potluck dinner will follow the service.
    The congregation would like to invite everyone to help them celebrate the great things God has done in the community over the years. They would like to offer a special invitation to any and all former members.
    The church began under the leadership of Bro. B.D. Millsapps who gathered a group of believers together to form the first congregation in 1905. The original deacons included S.A. Hanna, W.C. Benson and C.C. O’Neal.
    A group of women from the congregation gathered at the home of Mrs. W.H. Howard to form the Baptist Ladies Society. The purpose of the group was to raise money for the first building that would stand as Caddo Gap Baptist Church.
    A fire claimed the first church building, but the congregation built a new facility in 1926. This structure still stands as the main structure of the current building. The church has expanded over the years to include a fellowship hall.
    The church has stood the test of time as Caddo Gap has moved from a bustling timber town to a quaint place to stop and visit the Caddo Indian Monument. The church is located in the center of the community across the street from the post office and serves as the voting place for the area.
    Currently Bro. Dewayne Holloway serves as the pastor of the church.
    Caddo Gap Baptist Church continues to offer a place to worship God openly and without reserve. They recently held their first contemporary service and plan to have a regular contemporary service to be held on Saturday evenings after the first of the year.
    Glenn Polsey, the minister of music, stated that God laid the need for a contemporary service on his heart as a way to reach out to the younger members of the community.
    The church meets every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for Sunday School with a time of worship at 11 a.m.
    For more information please contact Bro. Dewayne Holloway at (501) 539-2689.