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Taken 6-May-12
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Comanche County Historical Marker, Central Christian Church of Comanche
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.34 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-May-12 16:35
Date modified6-May-12 16:35
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length21 mm
Focal length (35mm)31 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure1/400 at f/10
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Central Christian Church of Comanche

Central Christian Church of Comanche

Comanche County, Texas
31 54.044' N 98 32.236' W

Text: In 1855, Dr. G. W. Montgomery came to Comanche from Mississippi. He built a log cabin near his home, holding religious services there. In the late 1860s and 1870s the building was used for both a church and a school. It is believed that most members of this church transferred their membership to the Central Christian Church of Comanche after Dr. Montgomery's death. Organized in 1894 by a visiting evangelist and 31 charter members, the Central Christian Church of Comanche shared services with the Presbyterians. The Christian church's first pastor was Addison Clark, later president of Texas Christian University. In 1896, the congregation purchased a badly damaged Baptist church building for $475. By 1904 the church had moved into a new building. Several beloved pastors have served the congregation, including ministerial students. When the church was without a pastor, members served as lay ministers. Church women, always active, helped to pay all financial debts on both church buildings, organized maintenance projects, and founded Christian womens' assocations. The members of the Central Christian Church of Comanche continue a tradition of active worship and service to the community.