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AC221_BLACK_BAPTIST_CHURCHES OF_BEAUMONT_COLLECTIONTHE TYRRELL HISTORICAL LIBRARY AC -221 Black Baptist Churches of Beaumont Collection, 1968-1986 DESCRIPTION The Live Oak Missionary Baptist Church is credited with being the first black Baptist Church organized in Beaumont. It was organized in 1868 under Reverend A. Venerable. Only two years later, other churches began to branch off from Live Oak, giving rise directly and indirectly to many of the black Baptist churches in the area. One of these churches was the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, which began in 1894 with Reverend A. Venerable and approximately 85 other members of Live Oak. Another black Baptist church in the area that started early in the 1900s was the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church that was organized as Fellowship Baptist Church on January 30, 1903, by Reverend R. Steven and others. This small collection contains booklets and other items largely from historically black Baptist churches in the Beaumont, Texas, area. Most of the booklets contain short histories of the church, photographs of the church and members, as well as lists of patrons. The churches documented in this collection are the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Beaumont, Texas; the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Beaumont, Texas; the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California; and the Northside Antioch Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. In addition there are two booklets from the Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention of Texas.