HOW IT ALL STARTED . . . 1936 yesterday
In 1935 ST. Paul Church was organized by a prayer band with Paul jackson and rev. Jacko in a north Houston community called "Acreage Home." The prayer band continued from house to house until 1936. Paul Jackson wa called to preach 1934-1935. The prayer band continued from resident to resident until 1936 in which a decision was made to start a church in 1936.
In 1936,the prayer band of ST. Paul Missionary Baptist Church selected their first pastor, Rev. Paul Jackson. One Acre of land located at 2516 Paul Quinn Street was purchased in 1936 from Lonnie and Ruth Mason; the same property that the church is located today. A tent with dirt floors was setup and St. Paul Church services were held at the location of 2516 Paul Quinn Road where there were no public lights, gas or water. The church members were able to meet now at one central location. In 1936, a building measuring approximately 14 x 20 feet was constructed and later added extensions, enlargements and expansions to the building. In 1938, the Masons received the final payment for the property from St. Paul Church.
From 1936 - 1975, St. Paul Church had five pastors: 1st Pastor, Paul Jackson: Served as the first pastor of ST. Paul Church for (39) thirty nine years. In 1975, Rev. Paul Jackson passed away.
and Rev. I. V. Hilliard an Assistant Pastor for two years with Rev. Jackson became the second Pastor of the St. Paul Church from 1975-1976.
From December 1977 - 1995, Rev. James Roy Jackson, became the third pastor. During his tenure of (16) sixteen years, in 1978, Rev. James Roy Jackson created a plan to build a new church and it was built with cash. On October 21, 1990 the church entered the new building under the leadership of Rev. James Roy Jackson until his death in 1995. After the death of Rev. J.R. Jackson, from 1995 - 1996, Rev. J. Davis was called to pastor the church. He became the fourth pastor of St. Paul church. (deceased). During his tenure of three years, he provided stability through unsettling times. From 1996 - 1999, Rev. Earnest Booker became the fifth pastor for (3) three years until his death in 1999.
Today April 2000 New Leadership
In 2000, Reverend Archie Thompson answered the call from Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church to pastor St. Paul Church. He arrived with determination, dedication, enthusiasm, and most of all a vision for The St. Paul Church’s future.
Easter Sunday morning, Reverend Thompson came to us with a powerful theme “Using the Lord’s Blueprint to Build the House” Psalm 127:1. To make this vision a reality, our pastor leads the entire congregation into Sunday Morning Worship and Mid-Week Service that includes Prayer, Bible Study and Teachers Meeting.
Through his exceptional leadership the church experience lots of growth spiritually and physically. The foundation of this ministry is built on prayer, bible study and teaching. The goal is to teach others to understand the basics of the bible; fundamentals of the faith and the demand to worship God . Our Mission is Oneness and the Vision is "A Church Meeting The Needs Of All The People All The Time"
More Church History 2015: Deaconship Ordination
Our Church Family will ordain 4 new Deacons along with 4 Deaconess wife, in the upcoming month of November 2015 at St. Paul Church. This picture below is Pastor Thompson and the four candidates for Deaconship: Communion Sunday Morning in the sanctuary after the 11:00 am service.
Look forward to more details soon. Meantime, congratulations, brothers, and welcome!