Churches of Taylor County, Fl.
Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Affiliation: National Baptist Convention of the USA, inc.
Location 1939: 2 mi. E of Perry on graded road.
Church Historian: Interviewed: Daisy Dunn, Church clerk, S. B. Burks, Pastor; Jessie Tyson, Older member
Constituted 1916; Organized through interest of several individuals. This is said to be the oldest colored church in the county and services were first held in a shack made of brush. Later services were held in a log school house across road from present site. Next building was about ¼ mi E of present site. Next building for a church land being donated by Jack Faulkener. Next was erected on present site being a frame building about 20x30 but was blown down by a storm in 191116. Rebuilt 1917 and burned 1922. Present building erected 1923 about 25x30 with bell, now badly in need of repair. (May 8,1940)
Pastors who have served this church are:
o first settled pastor was Billie Williams, tenure can't be determined. common school.
o present (1940) pastor was S. B. Burks, 1934--. Common school.
1) LEDGER not shown.
References: 1939 WPA Historic Records Survey