Washington Street Baptist Church
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You Are Welcome Here


We are a loving church, reaching out to families and individuals in the community around us. 

We strive to preach and teach the truth in love, and to make every effort to support our members in their personal walk with the Lord. 

We believe in the power of prayer, and encourage each member to be a part of our prayer ministries. 

We can't wait to see you at church very soon!

Sunday School          9:45 am
Sunday Morning      10:45 am
Sunday Afternoon     1:30 pm
Wednesday Evening  7:00 pm



We Believe


  1. Salvation is a gift that comes by grace through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Security of being once saved, always saved.
  2. Baptism is by submersion in water, administered by the Lord's church to believers only. It adds them to the Lord's church and identifies them with Jesus Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.
  3. The Bible is the inspired word of God, and is the rule of faith and practice for the believer. Its author is the Holy Spirit. (We use the KJV.)
  4. The church is local, visible, and is the bride of Christ.
  5. The church is the only authority in keeping the truths of God's word, making decisions for our Lord, and carrying out mission work on this Earth.
  6. All financial support of the church comes through tithes and offerings of the membership.
  7. The church has two God ordained offices; namely, pastor and deacon.
  8. The church has two ordinances to keep; namely, baptism and the Lord's supper.
  9. The pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ the Lord in the air, and seven years following, His return to the Earth.

Our History


On August 13, 1912, Washington Street Baptist Church was organized at the Stephenville City Park by J.F. Lockhart and C. Hearne, with eleven charter members. Later that same year, they bought the property where we are currently located and the church has been in continuous operation here ever since. The Pastors who have served here are J.F. Lockhart, R.L. Smallwood, J.L. Davis, John Reynolds, Ernest Rippetoe, John Martin, Kermit Johnson, Earl Baugh, Jr., James Simmons, and George Malis. 
The old sanctuary was built by Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the late 1870s. In November 1911, the building and 1/2 city block of land was purchased by the Baptist Missionary Association Church for $2000. The name was later changed to Second Baptist Missionary Church, then later to Washington Street Baptist Church. The building was torn down and replaced with a brick structure between February and May 1968.
Through the years, the names and faces have changed around here, but the one thing that has never changed is an unwavering dedication to the preaching of God’s Word.