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First Presbyterian Church of Dallas Celebrates 140 Years

Date 04 May 1996 20:30:25


96033    First Presbyterian Church of Dallas Celebrates 140 Years 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
DALLAS--First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, which was organized one day 
after Dallas was incorporated as a city in 1856, will hold a gala 140th 
anniversary celebration Feb. 4. 
     All three living pastors who have served as head of staff at the 
downtown church will lead worship.  They are the Rev. John F. Anderson Jr., 
the Rev. Thomas A. Fry Jr. and current pastor the Rev.  William J. Carl 
     The celebration will also include dedication of the Jackie and Mark 
Click Memorial Hall of History, a state-of-the-art exhibit of the church's 
history in the heart of downtown Dallas.   
     During that storied history, First Church has planted numerous other 
Presbyterian churches in the city; provided health, education and welfare 
programs for the poor; fought for racial integration; established emergency 
feeding and housing ministries; and managed all kinds of counseling 
programs, from employment to drug abuse.  

For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
  phone 502-569-5504            fax 502-569-8073  
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