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The first Church in our area, was organized in April 1844 and  is Cedar Bayou Methodist on Ferry Road.  A group of Methodists met for 2 years in brush arbors and bought 10 acres from John R. Rhea for $40 in 1847, to build a log church.   The cemetery on the southeast side was added around 1857.There was a second Methodist Church located near Duke Hill in Pelly, named Harmony Grove refers to the current St. Johnís United Methodist Church. It was also known as First Methodist Church, Pelly, before it became St. Johnís and a third in Mt. Belvieu.  The first recorded Baptist Church in our area was in 1860 and built very close to the original Methodist Church, but on the east side of Cedar Bayou.  Here is a photo of the current building.

Peace Tabernacle invites everyone to Sunday School!  5901 Garth Road, Baytown!

   Baker Road Baptist 

   Calvary Temple

  Cedar Bayou United Methodist

  Eastside Church of Christ

First Baptist 

First Christian Church

    Grace United Methodist Church

   Gulfbay Cinema Church

Harvest Temple Ministries

Knesset Yisrael

   Lakewood Church of Christ


   Northside Baptist Church

   Peace Tabernacle U.P.C.

   Pruett & Lobit Church of Christ

Redeemer Lutheran

San Marcos United Methodist

Second Baptist

St. John's United Methodist

St. Paulís ELCA Lutheran

St. Mark's United Methodist

Trinity Episcopal

Trinity Tabernacle

Westminster Presbyterian

Wooster Baptist


The Methodist Church at Cedar Bayou, 1844-1870 by Chuck Chandler (pdf file to download)

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