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October 24, 2013

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Corsicana — Second Mission Baptist Church celebrates 103rd Anniversary

Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 South Fifth St., Corsicana, where L.L. Polk Sr. is pastor, will observe its 103rd Anniversary and 67th Homecoming at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The theme is “Where Do You Stand?” from the scripture text 2 Chronicles 7:14. Special guests include Grace Temple AME and Mount Olive Baptist Church, where Alfred Cox serves as pastor and will be the speaker of the hour.

In 1910 Kelly’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church was organized under the leadership of Rev. Lloyd Allen and located approximately three and one-half miles east of Corsicana on Kelly’s Farm. In 1916 the church moved from this rural area to Corsicana where a building was constructed with dirt floors and kerosene wall lights on the corner of East 14th Ave. and S. Fifth St.; it was called the Tabernacle Church.

Years later, under the leadership of Rev. L.C. Collins, the Tabernacle Church was updated into a box-like structure and flooring was installed; in addition, W.M.S. and Sunday School were initiated during this time and the name was changed to Second Mission Baptist Church. In 1921 Rev. R. T. Pardee was called as Pastor and under his leadership several clubs and ministries were organized, such as Busy Bee and Church Choir. Tribe leaders were appointed and plans were made and implemented to replace the old box-like structure with a larger, new, beautiful white wood frame edifice.

In 1932, Rev. A.L. Moore was called as Pastor. Under his leadership the building was expanded in 1943 to include a baptismal pool and dining hall complete with a kitchen.

In 1957 Rev. Paul Curry was selected as the pastor. Under his leadership in June 1972 the church moved into a more modern new brick edifice, which included classrooms and an expanded sanctuary. Pastor Curry’s leadership produced four sons in the ministry. He served as Moderator for the Harmony Baptist District Association for 35 years and ordained 13 deacons. Pastor Curry’s and Sis. Mattie Curry’s belief in the youth initiated the Youth Church on third Sunday nights and the Good News Club. On Oct. 27, 1996 Pastor Curry retired from the ministry and it was stipulated that he be honored as “Pastor Emeritus.” He was so honored until the Lord called him home on Aug. 23, 2003.

On Nov. 24, 1996, Larry L. Polk Sr. accepted the call of God as Pastor of Second Mission Baptist Church and Installation services for Pastor Polk were held Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997. He is the first son under Pastor Curry’s leadership to serve in this capacity. Pastor Polk, like Pastor Moore and Pastor Curry, was elected as Moderator of the Harmony Baptist District Association in September 2002. With faith in God, Pastor Polk and the Second Mission members began the planning stages to erect a new building for worship. Sept. 19, 2004 was the last Sunday for the members to fellowship in the old edifice. The week of May 21 through 28, 2006, Second Mission entered into the new edifice filled with Thanksgiving to God led by Pastor L.L. Polk Sr. and Deacons.

The Second Mission Baptist Church, “A Church About Missions,” is on the move by the grace of God and the unction of the Holy Spirit led by the “under shepherd to the Shepherd” to serve with worth and dignity in the ministry of Jesus Christ. We cordially invite you to join us in this blessed observance to offer thanksgiving and praise as we worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.

To God be the Glory!

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