Billings Church of Christ

Events

D.W. Hockaday

April 1932 - 1938

D.W. Hockaday moves from OK to establish a church. came to the city and made contact with two members of the church, Mildred Effler and Velma Boukas.
Preachers 1932-1975 = DW Hockaday, Rolfe Wagner, Orland Wilkerson, Harrel Collard, OK Alexander, James Jordan, Keith Beeman, Boyd Lowe, Linwood Bishop, Tom Silva, Jessee Dogget, Jesse Wade, John Eshleman, Perry Zumwalt, Art Smith, Jake Vincent, Reece Mitchell, Al Neal, Leonord Black, and Vic Shelton.

Church Begins Meeting at 624 No. 24th

1938 - Approx. 1951

Brother Wilkerson

1939 - 1940

Brother Collard

1941 - 1944

Supported by Cleburne, Texas church

O.K. Alexander

1945 - Approx. 1946

Brother Jordan

1946 - 1948

Keith Beeman

1948 - 1950

Boyd Lowe (Minister)

1951

Central Church of Christ

08/3/1958

Incorporation date

Arthur W. Smith (Evangelist)

08/08/1971

Jacob M. Vincent (Evangelist)

08/08/1971

Al Neal (evangelist)

1972

Don Henson Missionary

1973 - 1975

Missionary Argentina

18 Baptisms in 1974

1974

Vic Shelton (evangelist)

1974 - Approx. 1978

Membership = 150

1975

Ivan Benson (intern)

1975

Worked summer 1974 and 1975

Elders Appointed

February 1975

Darrel Fenter and Clifton Hensley

Deacons First Appointed

June 15, 1975

John Eshleman (worship and benevolence)
Dennis Franklin (finances)
Gale Loomis (evangelism and missions)
Al Postelwait (education and youth)
Gene Slater (building and grounds)

Campaign for Christ

1976

99 people were baptized, 44 still faithful in 1986

Purchased land in the Harvest Sub-Division

1976 - 1986

Purchased for $75,000
Financial drive resulted in raising $81,000.
June 1982 a letter from King West Partners asking for $60,000 towards SID's . Two SID's were in existence one for $80,455 and the other $30,854.
Nov. 1983 SID's now total $142,545.
Decicsion in 1986 to allow the City and County to take the property for the tax.

Jack Church

1978

Harvest Land Returned (Loss $75,000)

1986

Cary Greenlee

June 1989 - 11/30/1990

Wife Anita

Minister's Wife Died - Minister Later Investigated

October 1990

Murder / Suicide Members Involved

05/12/1996