Sister Sarah Sides

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER

Sis. Sarah Sides was born on March 4, 1865. She came to Freeport, IL with her mother and sister from Huntington, Tennessee in the late 1800’s.

On September 15, 1911 a group including Sarah and her mother began holding prayer meetings at Sarah’s house. The prayer service and Sunday School continued at the homes of Sis. Sides and Mr. & Mrs. Mark Clark until a mission was formed between 1915 and 1917. The mission was changed to the Oak Hill Baptist church, under the pastorate of Rev. Hollman. Rev. Hollman was succeeded by Rev. J. H. Starks and under his ministry the name was changed to the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

Sis. Sarah Sides departed this earth on May 4, 1961. We shall be eternally grateful for the spirit and faith of Sis. Sides, for out of the concept of prayer service, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church was born.

A Piece of Our History

Derived from what was originally a prayer band in the home of Mrs. Sarah Sides,

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church was organized on September 15, 1911.  

Through the grace and sustaining power of God, St. Paul M.B.C. has been blessed to serve the city 

of Freeport, IL for 109 years!

Past Leaders

REV. DEMOND NEWBURN

2012 - 2015

REV. OVESTER ARMSTRONG

2011 - 2012

REV. PETER F. WILLIAMS

1993 - 2010

REV. ROBERT HUFF

1962 - 1993

(815) 232-6043

607-641 E. Stephenson St, Freeport, IL 61032, USA

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