The Missionary Baptist Church of Christ at Pine Ridge

Shelby County Texas

The Church  is located on FM 2428 between Highway 84 and Highway 7.  It was established in 1914 on land donated by George H. Stephens and his wife Ruth Adaline Truitt Stephens.  

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The Missionary Baptist Church of Christ at Pine Ridge, Shelby County Texas was organized on the second Sunday in September, 1895 with (7) seven members with Covenant and Articles of Faith here in after stated.

At its first regular meeting on second Sunday in October 1895, after devotional exercise by Brother S. H. Childress the church in conference proceeded to the selection of pastor and clerk for the ensuing year, which resulted in the selection of J. W. Collins for pastor and R. G. Jackson for clerk. After which Brother's Friddell, Willis and Jackson were chosen delegates to represent the church in the association, which met with Tenaha Church on Friday before the third Sunday at which time the church was received into the fellowship of the association.  At its second regular meeting on second Sunday in November after devotional service Brother Collins accepted the pastoral charge of the church. And the second Saturday and Sunday were fixed as our regular meeting days for the ensuing year.  At its regular meeting in December after preaching by Brother Collins conference was called. Brother John Pierce and Sister Mary J. Truitt presented their letters and was received into the fellowship of the church.

Six of the seven charter members: (part of page missing)

  • Britnell, John Wesley Campbell (born 1 June 1850 (Ala), died 6 July 1925 (La))
  • Friddell, James E. (born born 9 March 1837, died 14 October 1926)
  • Friddell, Femily (wife of James E.) (born 29 July 1854, died 23 June 1934)
  • Jackson, Elder Robert G. (born 22 March 1846, died 11 July 1915)
  • Willis, Emory Jefferson, (born 19 December 1879, died 6 June 1936)
  • Willis, Susan Hutto, (wife of Emory) (born 29 July 1877, died 11 September 1936)

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At its regular meeting on second Saturday in January 1896 after preaching by Brother Collins, Sister Emily Walker presented her letter and was received into the fellowship of the church. After which a committee of church Covenant and Declaration of Faith were appointed consisting of, Brother's Britnell, Pierce and Jackson. After which Brother's Pierce, and Jackson were appointed as a committee to meet in counsel with other church on Saturday before fourth Sunday. "Note" all of the foregoing minutes of preceding is hereby adopted and approved.  J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

At the regular meeting on Saturday before the second Sunday in February after service by pastor, Brother and Sister M. E. Cole presented letters and was received into the fellowship of the church. After which the committee of Covenant and Rules of Decorummade their response which was read and adopted.  J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge March 8, 1896
After devotional service by Brother Collins the church met in conference and Brother J. R. Skaggs and wife presented their letters and was received into the fellowship of the church. There being no more business conference adjourned until next meeting.J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church of Christ April 17, 1896
After preaching by Brother Collins the church met in conference.  There being no references conference adjourned until next regular meeting. J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church May 9. 1896
After preaching by Brother Jopling the church instructed Brother J. R. Skagges to purchase two (2) large oil lamps for the church. There being no further business the conference adjourned until next meeting. W. H. Jopling, Moderator Protem; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Baptist Church June 13, 1896.
After preaching by Brother Collins conference was called and after reading of the minutes of previous meeting Brother E. W. Cockrell and Sister Lula Cockrell, and Sister Josie King presented letters and were received into the fellowship of the church. After which the following Rule of Decorum was adopted by the church;   "We will not hold any Brother in fellowship who refuses to pay his honest debts."  There being no further business conference adjourned until next meeting. J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Baptist Church July 8, 1896
After preaching by Brother Collins the church was declared in conference. After reading previous minutes Brother G. T. Graves and his wife Sister M. E. Graves presented letters and was received into the fellowship of the church. Conference adjourned. J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pages are missing containing minutes for August, September, October and November 1896.

Pine Ridge Baptist Church December 12, 1896
After preaching by Brother Collins the church was called into conference and minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. Brother's Walker and Jackson was appointed to purchase a stove for the church. There being no further business conference adjourned until next meeting.  J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk


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Pine Ridge January 9, 1897
After preaching by Brother Collins the church was called into conference the minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. After which the committee to purchase a stove made their report and was discharged. The church then proceeded to elect messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting and Brother's Skaggs, Jackson, Walker, and Cockrell were chosen and the clerk instructed to prepare a letter. After preaching on Sunday the letter was read and adopted. Conference then adjourned until next regular meeting. J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge February 13, 1897
After preaching by Brother Collins the church was called in conference minutes read and adopted, after which conference adjourned until next meeting. J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge March 13, 1897
After preaching by Brother Collins the church met in conference minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted, after which conference adjourned until next meeting.   J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge April 10, 1897
After preaching by Brother Collins the church met in conference minutes of the previous meeting read and adopted. By his own request Brother (?) Oscar McGee was granted a letter of dismission from the church and clerk instructed to issue the same. Conference then adjourned until next meeting. J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge May 8, 1897
After preaching by Brother Collins the church met in conference minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. After which the church proceeded to elect Brother's Walker, Jackson, and Cockrell as messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting. There being no further business conference adjourned until our next meeting day. J. W. Collins. Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge June 13, 1897
After preaching by Brother John A. Smith the church was called in conference. The clerk being absent Brother John Pierce was appointed clerk pro tem. After the regular order of business the case of Brother Skagg's was taken up and discussed and after hearing a letter read from him in which he asked the church to give him until the July meeting to make proof of his having been married. It was moved and second that his request be granted. By move and second Brother M. E. Cole was elected financial agent for the church. There being no other business conference adjourned until next regular meeting.  J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge July 10, 1897
Brother Collins being absent, divine service was conducted by Brother Busby. The church was declared in conference minutes of the previous meeting was read and adopted.   After which a letter was read from Brother Skaggs to Brother J. A. Smith. The letter proving unsatisfactory, a motion was made to withdraw fellowship from Brother and Sister Skaggs, which was done by a unanimous vote of the church present upon a charge of contempt. There being no further business conference adjourned until next meeting. J. W. Collins, Moderator; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge August 7, 1897
After prayer meeting church met in conference minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. A call for volunteer messengers to fifth Sunday meeting was made, Brother's Cockrell and Jackson responding. After which Brother Pierce offered his resignation as deacon and was accepted. The church proceeded to elect Brother E. W. Cockrell as deacon. Sunday night (Aug.8) Brother W. A. Walker presented a letter for him and wife, were received into the fellowship of the church.

Monday (Aug.9) Brother Busby and wife, and Sister Ida Farmer were received into the fellowship of the church upon statement and Sister Anna Fonville was received for baptism.

Tuesday (Aug.10) after preaching Brother Charles Pattillo and wife were received in the fellowship of the church upon statement.

Wednesday (Aug.11) 11o'clock after preaching Sister Altona Walker and Sister Ida Pattillo were received for baptism. Wednesday night Brother Dave Tomlin and wife was received upon letter. Brother's J. Farmer, Colbert Pattillo, and Sister Ethel Pattillo were received upon statement.  Brother Benton Crow was received for baptism.

Thursday (Aug.12) 11o'clock after preaching Sister Bill McNeece was received upon promise of a letter. Thursday night Sister Giller Golden was received for baptism.

Friday (Aug.13) 10 o'clock Sister Susie McNeece upon experience of grace at the water after which Brother Collins proceeded to baptize the candidates. After which the audience returned to the church for preaching. After which the hand of fellowship was extended. After which the church proceeded to select Collins, Melton, and Pierce as presbytery to ordain Brother E. W. Cockrell as deacon, Brother R. G. Jackson as spokesman for the church.

Saturday (Aug.14) after preaching Sister J. D. Lawrence presented her letter and was received into the fellowship of the church. The meeting closes......D. M. Wharton, Moderator Protem; R. G. Jackson, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge September 11, 1897
After divine service by Brother Busby the church was called into conference after selecting Brother Wharton as moderator pro tem. After extending the privilege of the church, proceeded in the regular order of business. After which proceeded to select a pastor for the next associational year. Which resulted in the choice of Brother J. W. Collins by a unanimous vote. After which Brother R. G. Jackson tendered his resignation as church clerk and was accepted. The church proceeded to elect Brother J. W. C. Britnell as church clerk. After which the church proceeded to elect messengers to the association to be held at Lone Cedar which resulted in the choice of Brethren R. G. Jackson, E. W. Cockrell, and W. A. Watson, as alternates Brother's W. A. Walker, J. A. Farmer, and E. J. Willis. After which the clerk was instructed to prepare a letter to send to the association and we recommend Brother George T. Graves to be appointed to the executive board.  After which by motion of the church Brother R. G. Jackson was licensed to preach to exercise his gift in the ministry of the Gospel of Christ.  Conference adjourned till next day Sunday and then no further business on motion adjourned till next meeting. D. M. Wharton, Moderator Protem; J. W. C. Britnell C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist October 9, 1897
Church was called to conference after preaching by Brother J. W. Collins. Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members Brother J. T. Dorman, and Sister May Dorman and Sister Elizabeth Dorman presented themselves by letter and was receivedThen called for the reading of the previous conference minutes, read and stood adopted.  Brother J. W. Collins then declined to respond to the call of the church for the ensuing year. Then the church proceeded to elect another pastor which resulted in the choice of  Brother W. H. Jopling.  On learning that Brother G. T. Graves could not act as executive board member from our church we then elected Brother W. A. Watson and clerk was instructed to insert his name in the letter to the association for the appointment.  Then the letter to the association was read and adopted and a small collection of money  was taken up for minute fund to the association, and also part of pledges collected for pastors salary and paid to pastor. On motion adjourned till next meeting.W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church November 20, 1897
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling church was called into conference.   Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none presented themselves. Called for the reading of the minutes of previous conference, they stood adopted. Called for the reading of the letter of Brother Busby, wife, and Sister Ida Farmer from Myrtle Head Church which was received.  On motion the members of the church make an effort to try to urge each other to pay to the financial agent Brother M. E. Cole for mission purposes as often as possible such money as they can, the object being to try raise fifty cents for each member for such purpose. Motion to adjourn till next conference.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church December 11, 1897
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling church was called to order in conference. Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and none presented. Then called for reading of the minutes of previous meeting, they stood adopted.  Brother D. M. Wharton tendered his resignation as deacon which was accepted.  Brother J. T. Dorman was nominated and elected deacon.  Brother W. A. Watson then called for a letter of dismission for self and wife which was granted. Then Brother Watson tendered his resignation as executive board member leaving a vacancy for same at Pine Ridge Church. Motion to adjourn till next meeting. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, C. Clerk


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Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Saturday before the second Sunday in January 1898  
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling church was called to order in conference.   Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members, none presented themselves.  Then the church called for the reading of the minutes of the previous conference, which was read and stood adopted.  Then the church proceeded to elect three delegates to the fifth Sunday meeting at Joaquin Church, which resulted in the choice of Brother's Charles Pattillo, John Pierce, and E. J. Willis.   Brother R. G. Jackson was chosen as spokesman for the church in the ordination of Brother J. T. Dorman on Sunday as deacon.  Brother Charles Pattillo was recommended to the fifth Sunday meeting to be recognized as executive board member because of Brother Watson's resignation. 

On Sunday (Jan.9) the letter to the fifth Sunday meeting was read and adopted.   After preaching by Brother James Childress, ordained Brother J. T. Dorman with Brethren W. H. Jopling, James Childress, and Samuel Children as the presbytery. On motion to adjourn.

Second Sunday night preaching by Brother Samuel Childress. After which a short conference for the purpose of granting Brother Busby and his wife Sister Nettie Busby a letter of dismission, which was granted. With the understanding that he be requested to come and give satisfaction to the church concerning his soundness in the gospel faith as a licentiate minister. Motion to adjourn to our next meeting.    S. A. Childress, Moderator Protem; J. W. C. Britnell, Church Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  Saturday before the second Sunday in February 1898
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling church was called to conference.  Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none presented themselves.   Called for the reading of the minutes of previous conference, which was adopted with some corrections. Motion to formulate a plan by which to collect money for missionary purposes. On motion and after some discussion a committee was appointed to collect this money to the amount of $10.00 as a basis for the present year. Brethren Charles Pattillo, J. K. Friddell, W. A. Walker, and Sister's Ella Cole and Altonia Walker, committee.  Brother Busby having not given any satisfaction to the church concerning his soundness in the Gospel Faith a discussion was made as to what course to pursue. Which resulted in a motion for the moderator to appoint a committee to wait upon after preaching and report next day Sunday.  Committee names Brethren Charles Pattillo, W. A. Walker, and W. H. Jopling.  Committee failed to see Brother A. J. Busby therefore was not able to report on Sunday. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church,  Saturday before the second Sunday in March 1898
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference.  The extension of the privilege of the church was omitted.    Called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference, which stood adopted. Committee to confer with Brother Busby not able to report.   Miscellaneous business: On motion an act passed to commemorate the Death and Suffering of our Lord twice each year in April and September.  On motion the Covenant and Articles of Faith and Rules of Decorum to be read at the April meeting. No further business motion to adjourn till next conference.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

On Sunday (Mar.13) organized a Sunday School.

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  9 April 1898
After preaching by Brother Gibson the church was called to conference.   Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none presented themselves. Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which stood adopted.  On motion the reading of the Covenant, Articles of Faith and Rules of Decorum was deferred until the meeting in May. Bro.'s J. E. Fridell, J. K. Fridell, and Tommie Fridell and Sister Femily Fridell called for letters of dismission, which was granted. Conference left open till Sunday. 

On Sunday morning after Sunday School preaching by Brother Gibson after which the privilege of the church was extended for membership Brother J. W. E. Taylor presented himself by letter for himself and wife Sister Sallie Taylor and was received into the fellowship of the church. Sister Taylor not being present the hand of fellowship was deferred till another time.  The church then proceeded to commemorate the Death and Suffering of our Lord, this being ended motion to adjourn conference. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  Saturday before the second Sunday in May 1898.
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference. Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members. Sister Ida Pierce presented herself for membership and was received upon promise of a letter. Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous conference, which stood adopted.   Committee to confer with Brother A. J. Busby made a report, which was received satisfactory and the committee was discharged.  Then messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting at Center was elected which resulted in the choice of Brethren W. A. Walker, Colbert Pattillo, and John Pierce.  The letter being prepared to send to the fifth Sunday meeting was read and approved by the church. Motion to adjourned. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Saturday before the second Sunday in June.
After preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson church was called to conference.   Privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves.  Called for the reading of the minutes of previous conference which stood adopted.  Motion to defer reading the Covenant, Articles of Faith till Sunday.  Preaching on Sunday by Brother R. G. Jackson.  Conference resumed, privilege of the church extended for the reception of members and Brother Wade Hutto presented himself by letter and was received into the fellowship of the church.  Then a motion to postpone the reading of the Covenant, Articles of Faith, and Rules of Decorum till July meeting.   Church decided to hold the Protracted meeting in August beginning Saturday before the second Sunday. Motion to adjourn.   R. G. Jackson, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, C. Clerk 

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  Saturday before the second Sunday in July 1898.
At night after preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling church was called to conference.  After a statement by Brother Farmer that Brother Tomlin had been using profane language and by Brother Tomlin's own request that we withdraw fellowship from him. A committee volunteered to call on him on Sunday morning to confer about the matter and report the same day.  Conference left open till Sunday.    On Sunday after preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson conference was resumed by extending the privilege of the church Brother John Stevenson and wife Sister Rhoda Stevenson presented themselves for admission to membership by letter and was received into the fellowship of the church.  The committee of the previous night to confer with Brother Tomlin made a report bringing a charge against Brother Tomlin for swearing and after some discussion a motion and second to exclude him from the fellowship of the church which was carried.   Church proceeded to choose delegates to fifth Sunday meeting at Providence on fifth Sunday in July 1898 J. W. E. Taylor, E. J. Willis, J. W. C. Britnell chosen. Letter to fifth Sunday meeting read and approved.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

The Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Saturday before the second Sunday in August 1898.
After preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson church met in conference. Privilege of the church was offered Charles Pinston presented himself for membership upon the promise of a letter and was received  Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which stood adopted.  Brother Benton Crow was excluded by his request upon the charge of unbelief.  Saturday night preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson. 

Sunday (Aug.14) after preaching by Brother Jackson privilege of the church was extended Sister Roxie Cockrell presented herself for membership by letter and was received.

Monday night (Aug.15) after preaching Brother Elzie Walker presented himself for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received.

Tuesday night (Aug.16) after preaching Sister Jennie Pierce presented herself for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received.

Wednesday morning (Aug.17) after preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson privilege of the church was extended Brother H. C. Wynn presented himself for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received.

Wednesday night after preaching the privilege of the church was extended. The Brethren Rock Golden, Alva Walker, Homer Hutto, and Sister Belle Maxwell presented themselves for membership as candidates for baptism.

Thursday (Aug.18) after preaching by Brother Jackson privilege of the church was extended and  Sister Sara Wynn, and Sallie Wynn was received by letter.

Thursday night preaching by Brother Mat Strickland privilege of the church was extended and  W. H. Farmer, Goode Wynn, and Effie Pickerd was received as candidates for baptism and W. W. Wynn was received by statement.

Friday (Aug.19) after preaching by Brother Jopling the privilege of the church was extended and Sister Adline Armstreet presented herself for membership upon a promise of a letter and was received.   Friday night after preaching by Brother Matt Strickland privilege extended and Brother Richard Fonville, Benton Crow, Robert Busby, Luther B. Latimer, Charles Britnell, James Armstreet, presented themselves for membership as candidates for baptism and was received.  Also Brother T. W. Jackson by letter and was received.

Saturday night (Aug.20) after divine service privilege of the church extended and Brethren John Fielder, Walter Smith, William Scott, Jesse Truitt, and Sister's Addie Lee Walker, Emma Stone, Ida Childress presented themselves as candidates for baptism and was received.  Brother R. G. Jackson's ordination was decided upon by the church to be attended to at the September meeting in 1898.

Sunday morning (Aug.21) after baptism the church extended the right hand of church fellowship to those baptized and conference was adjourned and meeting closed.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  September 10, 1898
After preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson the church was called to conference.   The privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members. L. M. Truitt  presented himself for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received. Also his wife Sister Louisa Truitt by letter and was received. Sister Adline Armstreet's letter previously promised was produced and read and received.  The church proceeded to elect a pastor for the next associational year. Which resulted in the choice of Brother W. H. Jopling. J. W. C. Britnell was elected clerk of the church for another year. 

Sunday morning (Sep.11) after the baptism and preaching by Brother Spivey of Tenaha,  conference resumed.  The Ordination of Brother R. G. Jackson was attended to with Brother Charles Pattillo spokesman for the church and Brethren W. H. Jopling, J. W. Collins, S. A. Childress,  and Spivey as presbytery.   There being no further business conference adjourned.   W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Saturday night September 10, 1898   (Two entries for the same date)
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling resumed conference by extending the privilege of the church Sister Nettie Fielder presented herself for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received.  Then proceeded to elect delegates to the association at Center, which resulted in the choice of Brethren J. T. Dorman, Richard Fonville, R. G. Jackson, alternates Jay Farmer, Elzie Walker, H. C. Wynn.  Then proceeded to elect messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting at New Union which resulted in the choice of Brethren Colbert Pattillo, L. B. Latimer, Homer Hutto.  Clerk was instructed to prepare letters by the October meeting.

On Sunday we met at the water at 10 o'clock to witness the baptism of three (3) candidates. Brethren L. M. Truitt, Jesse Truitt, and Sister Nettie Fielder. Then retired to the church to hear preaching by Brother Spivey of Tenaha.  After preaching the right hand of church fellowship was given to those of the days baptizing including Sister Lou Truitt by letter. After the usual announcements conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church October 8, 1898
After preaching by Brother W. H. Joping the privilege of the church was extended Brother Walter Scott presented himself for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received.   Called for the reading of the second previous conference which was found incomplete and the reading deferred. Roll of members was read.   Brother Benton Crow through J. T. Dorman requested the church to grant him a letter of dismission which was granted. Brother Goode Wynn through E. W. Cockrell called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 

October 8, 1898 at night privilege of the church extended and Brother Julius Fonville  presented himself as a candidate for baptism and was received.

Sunday (Oct.9) after baptism and preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves for membership.  The letters to the association and fifth Sunday meeting was read and received.  Then the Lord's Supper was partaken of by the church. Conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  December 17, 1898
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling conference was called. Privilege of the church was omitted. Then called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conferences, August, September, and October which was read and stood adopted. Motion to adjourn.  Sunday morning after preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling conference called. Privilege of the church extended for reception of members none presented themselves for membership. Called for confession of faults: Brethren Wade Hutto, Rock Golden, and Charles Pattillo confessed faults and was forgiven by the church.  General or miscellaneous business: As suggestion as to whether the church wanted Brother W. H. Jopling for and extra Sunday each month for 1899 which was postponed until January meeting. Motion to adjourn. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Jopling, Clerk

 


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Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church   January 7, 1899
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves for membership. Called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Called for confession of faults: Brother T. W. Jackson confessed to becoming intoxicated. Motion to receive the confession and forgive the Brother, which was done. Brother John Pierce confessed to having given a play party and felt sorry and asked the church to forgive him. Motion to receive the confession and forgive him which was done.  Also Brother H. C. Wynn confessed to becoming angry and using profanity at a party. Motion to receive and forgive the Brother, which was done.  Messengers to fifth Sunday meeting volunteered to go to Timpson. Volunteers were H. C. Wynn, Wade Hutto, John Pierce.  The reference as to whether we wanted Brother Jopling both first and second Sunday in 1899. Agreement was made by church and Brother Jopling to serve us in 1899 ...... On motion by Brother R. G. Jackson to excuse Brother Jopling third Sunday in January 1899. Motion to adjourn. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  Second Sunday in March (12) 1899
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference. Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none presented themselves for membership.    Called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  The reference of long standing in complying with Rule # 9 of our Decorum, the reading of the Articles of Faith and Rules of Decorum was disposed of by reading them.  Called for confession of faults by anyone wishing to be their own accuser Brother Richard Fonville confessed to a fault and said he was sorry for it and asked the church to forgive him. Which was granted by the church.  No new or miscellaneous business being in order. Motion to adjourn. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Third Sunday in March (19) 1899
Before preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference for the purpose of electing Sunday School Officers. Which resulted in the choice of Brother Charles Pattillo as superintendent, J. W. C. Britnell as assistant superintendent,   W. A. Walker as secretary of Sunday School. Collection for literature $1.20. After services the privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves for membership. Motion to adjourn. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church April, 1899.
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference. The privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none. Called for   the reading of the minutes of the previous conference, stood adopted. Called for acknowledgements of faults: Brother Colbert Pattillo acknowledged a fault and asked forgiveness of the church which was granted. Messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting at Joaquin in April 1899, Brethren W. A. Walker, M. E. Cole, and John Stephenson were chosen with H. C. Wynn, and J. W. C. Britnell as alternates. Sister Ida Childress called for a letter of dismission through Westly Cockrell which was granted. Motion to adjourn.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church May (14) 1899
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling on the second Sunday, the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and Brother James R. Segler and his wife S. A. (Susan Annie Childs) Segler presented themselves for membership by letter and was received. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church June 11, 1899
After preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson the church was called to conference.   Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none.   Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous conference, stood adopted, no references. Miscellaneous business being in order a charge was brought against Brother Rock Golden for using profanity and a charge was also brought against Brother Homer Hutto for trading a horse on Sunday. And a committee of three appointed to confer with them consisting of Brethren J. W. E. Taylor, J. R. Segler, and J. W. C. Britnell.  And because of a rumor that Brother G. T. Graves and wife were living with each other unscripturally a committee with three was appointed to go and ask them about the matter consisting of Brethren Charles Pattillo, J. T. Dorman, and W. A. Walker. Brother Walter Smith called for a letter of dismission through W. H. Jopling which was granted. Brother Charles Pattillo stated that a letter of dismission from Holly Springs Church, but the church wanted to know how he became a member of Pine Ridge Church and the clerk was instructed to write the facts to them. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church July 15, 1899
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called into conference. The privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none presented themselves for membership.  Then called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which stood adopted.  Report of the committee that was appointed to confer with Brother Rock Golden was made favorable and the time extended Brother Golden for him to make his acknowledgements to the church.   Brother Homer Hutto was present and made acknowledgement for himself that he was sorry for what he had done and wished for the church to forgive him which was upon motion granted him.  Called for report of the committee that was appointed to confer with Brother G. T. Graves and wife. Brother J. T. Dorman stated that Brother G. T. Graves said the rumor was true and that the Scripture was in our favor and requested us to with draw from him and promised to send a writing to us to that effect, which he promptly did which was read in conference. Also the writing stated that Mrs. Graves requested that she be withdrawn from. Then upon motion a charge was preferred against both himself and wife and they were excluded.  Miscellaneous business: Proceeded to elect messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting at Tenaha, fifth Sunday in July. Which resulted in the choice of Brethren W. A. Walker, W. W. Wynn, and Colbert Pattillo. The clerk was instructed to prepare a letter to the fifth Sunday meeting to be read and approved on the following day, Sunday.  On Sunday the 16th. after preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members Sister Betsy Ann May presented herself for membership by letter and was received. Letter to the fifth Sunday was read and the clerk instructed to write a shorter letter and send it without approval. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church August 12, 1899
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference. Privilege of the church was extended none presented for membership. Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was adopted. Miscellaneous business: A charge brought against Brother W. H. Farmer for profanity and by his own request was excluded from the fellowship of the church.  Then on motion and second that we postpone the election of a pastor, clerk and executive board member for the following year until the September meeting.  Time extended Brother Rock Golden for acknowledgement of his fault. Conference left open until close of the Protracted Meeting.

Monday night (Aug.14) the privilege of the church extended and Brother Hulon Walker presented himself for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received.

Wednesday morning (Aug16) privilege of the church was extended Brother Matthew McGee presented himself for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received.   Also Sister Willie Powers by letter and was received into the fellowship of the church.

Wednesday night the privilege of the church was extended Brother A. J. Truitt presented himself for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received.

Thursday morning (Aug.17) privilege of the  church was extended Sister S. J. Perminter presented herself for membership by letter and was received into the fellowship of the church. Also Sister L. S. Bussey presented herself for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received.

Thursday night privilege of the church was extended Brethren Grover Segler and E. B. Sandlin both presented for membership as candidates for baptism and was received.

Friday night (Aug.18) privilege of the church extended Brother E. D. Pickerd presented for membership by letter and was received.

Saturday morning (Aug.19) privilege of the church was extended Brother James Fridell   presented for membership as a candidate for baptism and was received.

Saturday night privilege of the church extended Brethren L. A. Scott, W. C. Pickerd, presented for membership as candidates for baptism and was received. Also Sister Lillian B. Pierce and Amanda Parker presented for membership as candidates for baptism and was received. Also Brother Elliot W. Jackson presented himself for membership upon a promise of a letter from Joaquin Church.

Sunday morning (Aug.20) proceeded to the water's edge and the ordinances of baptism was administered to the above candidates. Conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  September 9, 1899
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference. Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and there was none.  Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which   was read and stood adopted.  Confession of faults in order Brother Charles Pattillo confessed to a fault of getting angry and saying some things that was wrong and asked the church to forgive him, which was granted. Brother W. H. Hutto confessed also of a fault of getting angry and saying that which was wrong and asked for forgiveness of the church, which was granted.  Miscellaneous business: The church proceeded to elect a pastor for the next associational year, which resulted in the choice of Brother W. H. Jopling. Next to elect a clerk for another year Brother W. W. Wynn elected. Next an executive board member Brother John Pierce elected.  Then proceeded to elect messengers to the association at Timpson R. G. Jackson, John T. Dorman, and W. A. Walker elected with the Brethren H. C. Wynn and A. J. Truitt as alternates. Motion to adjourn.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator: J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  Third Sunday in September (17) 1899
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference. Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none. But, Brother W. W. Jackson presented a letter previously promised which was read and received. Brother Charles Pattillo asked the church to rescind the act of his admission to our membership also his wife Sister Virginia, and his son Colbert, and his daughter Ethel.   Which was granted, letters having not been presented to the church for membership.  Brother W. H. Hutto asked for a letter of dismission from the church which was granted.  Sister Ida Hutto asked for a letter of dismission which was objected to and put as deferred until next meeting. Motion to adjourn.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church October 8, 1899
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference.   Called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which stood adopted with some corrections.  Then a charge was preferred against Sister Ida Hutto for falsehood and discussed and after discussion the motion to exclude was with drawn and tabled until next meeting and a committee appointed to confer with her and report at next meeting. Brother's J. W. E. Taylor, E. W. Cockrell, and M. E. Cole committee.  Minute fund collection $1.30.   Proceeded to elect messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting at New Hope Church, E. W. Cockrell, Elzie Walker, A. J. Truitt. Motion to adjourn.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. W. Wynn, C. Clerk

October 8, 1899 collection for Brother Owens for missionary purposes $2.30. After preaching by Brother S. A. Childress the church decided to only take Brother Jopling one Saturday and Sunday in each month on account of his health.  Then the church called for the reading of the letter to the association, which was read and adopted. Motion to defer the memorial service until the November meeting on account of the fire in the woods, carried.  S. A. Childress, Moderator; W. W. Wynn, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  November 11, 1899
After preaching by Brother W, H. Jopling the church was called to conference.   Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none presented for membership. Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Committee to confer with Sister Ida Hutto not being ready to report a motion and second to wait until Sunday or another month if necessary.  Confession of faults none.  Miscellaneous business: A collection of $1.40 was made for Brother Charlie Pattillo. Also a collection of fifty cents to pay expenses of the deed to our church property. Motion to adjourn. On Sunday after preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and Brother Webb Blackman and his wife Sister Rebecca Blackman presented themselves for membership by letter and was received. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. W. Wynn, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church December 9, 1899
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference.   Privilege of the church was extended for the  reception of members none.   Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Committee to confer with Sister Ida Hutto not being ready to report a motion and second to wait until Sunday or another month if necessary.  Confession of faults none.  Miscellaneous business: Proceeded to elect messengers to the fifth Sunday at Ramah the fifth Sunday in December, 1899. Which resulted in the choice of Brethren E. J. Willis, J. W. C. Britnell, and W. G. Pickerd with J. R. Segler, T. W. Jackson and W. W. Wynn as alternates. Motion to adjourn.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. W. Wynn, C. Clerk


 

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Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church January 13, 1900
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference.  The privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none presented themselves for membership.  Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Upon motion to extend Sister Ida Hutto another months time which was defeated by a rising vote. Then upon motion to exclude the Sister, she was excluded.  Confession of faults: Brother Elzy  Walker confessed to the fault of getting drunk and asked the church to forgive him which was granted.   Also J. W. C. Britnell confessed to being too impatient with the cares of life and becoming angry and asked the forgiveness of the church which was granted.  Miscellaneous business: Brother Cockrell and wife Sister Roxy Cockrell through Brother R. G. Jackson called for letters of dismission which was granted.  Also Sister Bell King called for a letter of dismission which was granted.  Motion to adjourn.

On Sunday (Jan.14) after preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none.   Brother E. B. Sandlin was granted a letter of dismission by his request. Also Brother R. G. Jackson called for a letter of dismission which was granted. Motion to adjourn. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. W. Wynn, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church March 10, 1900
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference. The privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none.  Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.   Confession of faults none.  Miscellaneous business: Bro.'s W. A. Walker, H. C. Wynn, and J. R. Segler was appointed as a committee to confer with Homer Hutto.  Then on motion to adopt two resolutions which read as follows:  "We will not receive a member on voucher unless the church they are members of has disbanded."  "We will not receive any member by letter if said letter has been dated or written over twelve months, unless his or her conduct has been upright."  After discussion was voted on and adopted. On motion to adjourn.   W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. W. Wynn, C. Clerk

On Sunday (March 11) after preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none.  Brother M. E. Cole presented an acknowledgement for the Sisters Jennie and Lillian Pierce concerning family trouble among themselves and asked the church for forgiveness. On motion their request was granted. Motion to adjourn.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. W. Wynn, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  April 7, 1900
After preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson conference was called. Privilege of the church was extended for membership none.  Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous conference. The clerk being absent with them the reading was omitted till next time.  The reference in Homer Hutto's case was called for disposal on acknowledgement of his fault was rendered through Brother J. R. Segler asking forgiveness of the church, upon motion was granted him.  Miscellaneous business: Messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting to be held with Providence Church were elected which resulted in the choice of the Brethren J. R. Segler, J. W. C. Britnell, Elzy Walker, Hart Wynn as messengers. Motion to adjourn.  R. G. Jackson, Moderator Pro tem; J. W. C. Britnell Clerk Pro tem

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church May 13, 1900
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference.   Privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves.  Minutes of previous meeting was called for, the clerk being absent they were not read.   Confession of faults none.  Brother Richard Fonville letter was called for and was granted.  There being no other business conference adjourned. 

On Sunday (May 14) after preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members Sister Nancy C. Burns presented herself for membership by letter and was received.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk Pro tem

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church June 9, 1900
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference.  The privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none.  Called for references including the reading of the minutes of previous conferences, April and May,   which was read and stood adopted.  Miscellaneous business: Brother W. W. Wynn tendered his resignation as clerk of the church, on motion which was accepted.   After some discussion as to whether we would be represented at Troupe Church in July 1900 to try to organize an East Texas Baptist Convention, on motion it was agreed not to be represented. Motion to adjourn.  

On Sunday (June 10) after preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson the privilege of the church was extended and Brother G. Brinkly presented for membership by letter and was received into the fellowship of the church as a deacon.  Brother W. A. Walker was appointed by the church through its pastor to act as church clerk for the balance of the year. Motion to adjourn.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church July 8, 1900
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference.  The privilege of the church was extended for the  reception of members Brother James Harris presented himself by letter, on motion and second he was received in to the full  fellowship of the church.  Called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and adopted.  Confession of faults none.  Miscellaneous business: Brother John Pierce and wife called for letter of dismission the church thought best to appoint a committee to investigate there case. Bro.'s M. E. Cole, J. W. C. Britnell, and W. A. Walker was appointed as committee-men and the church was to act on there report. The church proceeded to elect messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting to be held at Cedar Yard which resulted in the choice of Brother's W. A. Walker, J. W. Stephenson, and J. W. E. Taylor. Conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator: W. A. Walker, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church August 11, 1900
Called conference by W. H. Jopling. Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood  adopted.  Called for the report of the committee appointed to confer with Brother and Sister Pierce  Report was made and received. On motion a charge was brought against Sister Ida Pierce for fighting and she was withdrawn from. Then upon motion that we grant Brother Pierce a letter and after some discussion it was granted him.  Brother Jesse Truitt called for a letter of dismission which was granted.  Conference left open.  Saturday night after preaching by Brother Jackson the privilege of the church was extended for membership none.

Sunday (Aug.12) after preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the privilege of the church was extended for membership Sister Stella Black presented for membership by letter and was received into the fellowship of the church.

Monday (Aug.13) at eleven after preaching the privilege of the church was extended for membership none.  The church proceeded to elect their pastor for the next associational year which resulted in the choice of Brother W. H. Jopling by a unanimous vote  The church then proceeded to elect a clerk and Brother W. A. Walker was chosen for another year.  Monday night after preaching the privilege of the church was extended for membership none.

Tuesday (Aug.14) at eleven and Tuesday night there was preaching.

Wednesday (Aug.15) at eleven preaching.  Wednesday night after preaching privilege of the church was extended for membership four (4) presented themselves for membership as candidates for baptism and was received Sister's Lizzie Thomas, Naome Stephenson, Lodie Manshack, and Brother Oscar Manshack. And by promise of a letter Sister Jennie Manshack and the right hand of Christian and church fellowship was given to them.   Thursday at eleven and at night there was preaching.   Baptizing appointed for Friday at ten o'clock.

Met Friday morning (Aug.17) at the water's edge. After prayer the privilege of the church was extended for membership and two (2) presented themselves for membership as candidates for baptism and was received Sister Ida Stephenson and Brother Manshack. And they were received but their baptism was put off until the second Sunday in September.  Baptism was then attended to and the conference closed.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church September 8, 1900
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling the church was called to conference.   Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none.   Called for references including the reading of the minutes and the minutes not being present they were not read. But the reference concerning arrangements for baptism was arranged for 3 P.M. Sunday evening.  Confessions of faults none.   Miscellaneous business: Sister Etta Fonville called for a letter of dismission through Brother M. E. Cole which was granted.  On motion the church proceeded to elect messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting to be held with us at Pine Ridge fifth Sunday in September,1900 which resulted in the choice of Brethren J. W. C. Britnell, E. J. Willis, J. R. Segler, alternates W. A. Walker, and E. D. Pickerd. A committee on arrangements to secure homes for the fifth Sunday meeting was formed consisting of Brethren Walker, Segler, Britnell, and Willis.  On motion the church proceeded to elect delegates to the association to be held with Tabernacle Church which resulted in the choice of Brethren J. T. Dorman, W. A. Walker, E. W. Cockrell, alternates E. D. Pickerd and J. W. C. Britnell.  Brother H. C. Wynn was recommended by the church as member of the executive board to the association.  On motion a resolution was rescinded which reads as follows: "We will not received any member by letter if said letter has been dated or written over twelve months unless his or her conduct has been upright."  Conference left open.  

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church October 14, 1900
After prayer by Brother J. W. C. Britnell conference was called for references including the reading of the minutes of previous conference which was read and adopted. Called for the reading of the letter to the association which was read and adopted. The minutes of the Protracted meeting was put off till next conference.  By move and second Brother R. G. Jackson was elected to do the baptizing , which he did. There being no other business conference adjourned at the water.  J. W. C. Britnell, Moderator Pro tem; W. A. Walker C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church November 10, 1900
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling conference was called.  The privilege of the church omitted.  Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous conference and also the August conferences, they were both read and stood adopted. On motion conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church December 8, 1900
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling conference was called. Privilege of the church extended for the reception of members none. Called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Called for confession of faults none.  After hearing Brother Homer Hutto had been drunk there was a committee appointed Brethren E. J. Willis, and J. W. C. Britnell, to investigate and see whether it was so are not. And the committee was instructed to ask him to appear in person and make his own statement concerning the report.  And the church made a pledge of $10.00 as a basic for mission funds to help some weak church in Shelby County. With the understanding they should know where it should go.  Proceeded to elect messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting to be held with Mount Zion Church which resulted in the choice of Brethren E. J. Willis, Alvy Walker, and J. W. C. Britnell, alternates J. R. Segler and W. A. Walker. Conference adjourned. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, C. Clerk


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Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called omitted extending privilege the church and called for the references including the reading of the minutes of previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Committee on Brother Homer Hutto case released and Brother Homer Hutto was excluded on a charge of being drunk . Miscellaneous business: By move and second the #8 Rule of Decorum was voted out which reads as follows, "No member shall be excommunicated without first giving him a hearing."  Confession of faults, Brother Alvy Walker confessed of being overtaken in a fault and asked the church to forgive him and also to pray for him and it was done.  There was a charge preferred against Sister Ida Dixon for dancing, by move and second she was excluded on said charge on move and second. There was a charge against Brother Rock Golden for not paying a just and honest debt and he was excluded on said charge.   Sister Jinney Manshack's church letter was read and received. Conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church March 9, 1901
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church   as extended for the reception of members (none).  Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Called for confession of faults, Sister Belle Maxwell made a confession to the church for dancing through Brother John Dorman ask forgiveness which was done.    Miscellaneous business: Sister Belle Maxwell ask for a letter of dismission through Brother John Dorman which was granted.  The church went into election for messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting at Mount Olive Church, which resulted in the choice of Brother's E. J. Willis, J. W. C. Britnell, Elzy Walker. Being no other business conference adjourned. 

On Sunday (March 10) conference was opened to elect officers for a Sunday School. which resulted as follows, superintendent J. W. C. Britnell, assistant superintendent J. T. Dorman, secretary W. A. Walker. Took up a collection for literature $1.10.   W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  April 13, 1901
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called. privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none). Called for reference including the reading of the minutes of previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Called for confession of faults, Brother Oscar Manshack confessed to a wrong through Brother Britnell and asked the church to forgive him and it was done.  Brother M. E. Cole's case was taken up and discussed and there was a committee appointed to see him and report at our next meeting. Brother's J. T. Dorman, E. W. Cockrell committee.  By move and second it was agreed to give the minutes that we did not need to other churches that had none. There being no other business conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

On Sunday (April 14) conference was called, privilege of the church was extended and Brother Abraham Nard and wife, and Sister Brinkley presented themselves for membership by letter and was received into the fellowship of the church. There was a resolution read and by move and second it was tabled till our next meeting which reads as follows:  "Be resolved that we the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ at Pine Ridge adopt the following resolution:"  1. Where as we believe the constitution of the Texas Baptist Association is scriptural and right.  2. Be it resolved that we withdraw all connections from the annual convention.  3. That we agree to send all contributions through Brother J. M. Newborn superintendent of the mission fund.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  May 11, 1901
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).  Called for reference including the reading of the minutes of previous conference which was read and stood adopted.   Called for confession of faults, Brother M. E. Cole confessed to a wrong and asked the church to forgive him and it was done.  The reference as to whether we would draw off from the General Association are not,  by move and second it was voted down for the present   There was a collection taken for Brother Champion $1.50 to pay him for service's done.  There being no other business conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church June 8, 1901
After preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson conference was called by Brother Jopling.  The privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and Brother  Z. T. McGee and wife presented themselves for membership by letter. By move and second they were received into the full fellowship of the church.   Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Miscellaneous business: By move and second the church agreed to investigate to see whether Brother J. Farmer had tried to get a letter are not, are whether he could.   The church proceeded to elect messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting to be held at Ephuses the fifth Sunday in June. Which resulted in the choice of Brother's E. J. Willis, J. W. C. Britnell, J. W. E. Taylor, alternates Z. T. McGee, and W. A. Walker.  Brother Matthew McGee called for a letter of dismission, by move and second it was granted. Being no other business conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church July 12, 1901
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.   Called for confession of faults, Brother Britnell confessed to a wrong and ask the church to forgive him and it was done.  The reference concerning Brother J. Farmer's church letter was pasted over till next meeting till Brother's Wes Cockrell and Wharton as volunteers could see him and report at our next meeting.  Miscellaneous business: Sister Willie Powers called for a letter of dismission through Brother Segler by move and second it was granted.  By move and second Brother E. J. Willis was elected Sexton t keep the church house in order and keep the lamps trim and lit up and keep the flue cleaned out and in order and the church was to pay him $12.00 twelve dollars for his years work.  There being no other business conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church August 10, 1901
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended for reception of members none  presented themselves.  Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  The committee on Brother Jay Farmer case was released, on their report the church dropped his name from the roll.  Called for confession of faults, Brother Tom Jackson confessed to getting drunk and asked the church to forgive him and it was done.  General miscellaneous business: Brother Britnell asked the church to prefer a charge against Brother Charley Britnell. By move and second the church past the case over till next meeting. Brother James Friddell called for a letter of dismission through Brother Cole, by move and second it was granted.    By move and second the church went into an election for pastor and clerk, Brother W. A. Jopling was elected pastor and W. A. Walker was elected clerk. Conference left open.  Saturday night preaching by Brother Jopling.  

Sunday (Aug.11) at 11o'clock preaching by Brother Jopling.  Sunday night after preaching by Brother Jopling privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).

Monday (Aug.12) at eleven o'clock preaching by Brother Strickland.  Monday night after preaching by Brother Crocker privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none presented themselves.

Tuesday (Aug.13) at 11o'clock preaching by Brother Collins.  Tuesday night after preaching by Brother Crocker privilege of the church was extended and Brother A. F. Tomlin and wife presented themselves by letter for membership, by move and second they were received into the full fellowship of the church. By experience Nina and Mina Thomas, Ophela Stephenson, J. S. McGee presented themselves for baptism.   Wednesday (Aug.14) at 11o'clock after preaching by Brother Jopling privilege of the church extended Frank Burns presented himself for baptism. Sister Harriet Cockrell  presented herself by letter and was received into the full fellowship of the church.

Wednesday night at 8o'clock after preaching by Brother Crocker privilege of the church was extended Fern Brinkley presented himself for baptism.  

Thursday (Aug.15) at 11o'clock after preaching by Brother Crocker privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members none presented themselves.   Thursday night at 8o'clock after preaching by Brother Jopling privilege of the church was extended and Adda Stephens presented herself for baptism.

Friday (Aug.16) at 10 o'clock at the water privilege of the church was extended Jesse Pickerd presented herself for baptism. Then Brother Jopling tended to the ordinance of baptism. Returned to the church, after preaching by Brother Jopling privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves. Extended church fellowship to all the candidates.  Friday night at 8o'clock after preaching by Brother Jopling privilege of the church was extended Web Wynn, Harrison Stephens, Thomas Newton, Abner Mcgee, James Anthany, Mitta Lawrence, Callie Nard, and Bud Thomas presented themselves for baptism and Sister Vallie Rodgers presented herself by statement, by move and second she was received into the full fellowship of the church.

Saturday (Aug.17) at 11o'clock after preaching by Brother Jopling privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves. Saturday night at 8o'clock after preaching by Brother Jopling privilege of the church was extended Charles Pattillo, Virginia Pattillo, Colbert Pattillo, Ethel Pattillo presented themselves by certificate, by move and second they were received into the full fellowship of the church.    Sister Jennie Rushing called for a letter of dismission through Brother Cole by move and second it was granted. 

Sunday (Aug.18) at 10 o'clock met at the water extended privilege of the church none presented themselves. Brother Jopling then tended to the ordinances of baptism.   At 11o'clock back to the church, after preaching by Brother Jopling extended church fellowship. There being no other business by move and second conference adjourned.   W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church September 7, 1901
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended and Earnest Sojourner presented  himself for baptism.  Called for references including the reading of the minutes which was read and stood adopted. By move and second the reference against Brother Charles Britnell was tabled until we hear from him.  Called for confession of faults (none).  Called for miscellaneous business: Proceeded to elect messengers to the association which resulted in the choice of Brother's J. R. Segler, C. Pattillo, W. A. Walker, alternates E. W. Cockrell, W. W. Wynn, and J. T. Dorman.  by move and second the   delegates were instructed not to have nothing to do with the State Board and that we send no funds and make no pledges to the  organized work.  The clerk was instructed to write a letter to the association and Brother Charles Pattillo was recommended as board member. By move and second the $10.00 we promised as missions be equally divided between Brother's Jopling and Jackson.  By move and second the moderator appointed messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting at Ephesus W. E. Walker, Harrison Stephens, and Colbert Pattillo, alternates Hart Wynn and Thomas Newton. Conference left open.  Saturday night after preaching by Brother Jopling conference was call, privilege of the church was extended Julia and Mollie Brinkley presented themselves for baptism.  By move and second the church extended an arm to Eagle Mills for the reception of members. Conference left open. 

On Sunday at 10o'clock met at the water, Brother Jopling tended to the ordinance of baptism. Back to the church, after preaching by  Brother Jopling extended full church fellowship to all the candidates.  There being no other business by move and second conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church October 12, 1901
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves. Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of previous conference which was read and stood adopted. The reference concerning Charley Britnell was tabled. Miscellaneous business: There was $1.30 collected for minutes, there was $4.50 collectedon our $10.00 pledge.  The letter to the association was read and stood adopted with some corrections.  There being no other business conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church November 9, 1901
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was omitted. Called for the references including the reading of previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Called for confession of faults, there was none.   Called for  general miscellaneous business: There was a $.75 cent collected on our pledge which leaves $3.50 behind yet. By move and  second there was a $5.00 pledge for foreign missions this year. There being no other business conference adjourned.   On Sunday privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves.   There was $3.45 collected on our pledge for our sexton.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk


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Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist ChurchJanuary 12. 1902
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves.  Called for references including the reading of the minutes of previous references which was read and stood adopted.   Called for confessions (none).  General miscellaneous business: By move and second the church went into election of messengers to the association which resulted in the choice of, Brother's Charles Pattillo, Harrison Stephens, and W. A. Walker. Conference left open.  On Sunday the delegates was instructed to vote for Brother R. G. Jackson for our missionary next year. In case Brother Pattillo could not go Brother Harrison Stephens was to act in his place. By move and second conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church February 9, 1902
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves.  Confession of faults (none).  Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted, with correction of Brother Edgar Pickerd's letter.   Miscellaneous business: By move and second there was a charge preferred against Brother Elzy Walker drunkness. By move and second there was a committee appointed to see him and report at our next meeting. Brother's Pattillo, Segler, and John Dorman committee-men.  There was a charge preferred against Brother M. E. Cole for drunkness. By move and second there was a committee appointed to see him and report at our next meeting. Brother's Segler, J. T. Dorman and Pattillo the committee-men.  There was a charge preferred against Brother Colbert Pattillo for drundness. There was a committee appointed to see him and report at our next meeting. Brother's Segler, John  Dorman, and Harrison Stephens the committee-men.  Brother E. D. Pickerd called for a letter of dismission which was granted.  There was $3.15 collected for Brother R. G. Jackson for mission funds.  Brother E. J. Willis made acknowledgements for unbecoming language to Brother John Dorman. Conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church March 8, 1902
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves.  Called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  The reference in Brother Elzy Walker's case he made acknowledgements and ask the church to forgive him and it was done.  In Brother Cole's case the committee reported and Brother Cole denied the charge and the church withdrew fellowship from him.   In Brother Colbert Pattillo's case the committee reported and it was tabled till Sunday.  Miscellaneous business: The church went into the election of    messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting at Tenaha, which resulted in the choice of Brother's J. W. E. Taylor, J. R. Segler, and  Alvy Walker. Conference left open.  On Sunday (March 9) after preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended Brother Joseph H. King and wife Bell, and daughter Mary presented themselves by letter. By move and second they were into the full fellowship of the church.  Colbert Pattillo made his own statement and ask the church to forgive him and it was done.  By move and second there was a committee appointed to see George Hanson and get him to drag the tops of the trees off the church ground. Brother's C. Pattillo, W. A. Walker, and J. R. Segler the committee. There was a collection taken up for our sexton. Conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church April 13. 1902
After preaching by Brother R. G. Jackson conference was called by Brother W. H. Jopling, privilege of the church was extended, none presented themselves.  Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted.  Called for confession of faults, Brother Tomlin confessed to a wrong and asked the church to forgive him and it was done.  Miscellaneous business: By move and second there was a charge preferred against Brother Tom Jackson for drunkenness and the withdrew fellowship from him.  By move and second there was a charge preferred against Brother James  Anthany for drunkenness and the church withdrew fellowship from him.  By move and second there was a charge preferred against Brother Julius Fonville for profanity and the church withdrew fellowship from him.  By move and second the church granted Brother Clark Pickerd and Sister Jesse Pickerd letters of dismission through Brother W. H. Jopling.  By move and second Brother  Harrison Stephens was added to the committee to keep the church yard cleaned up. Conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

On Sunday (April 14) conference was called and a collection was taken to send and get literature for Sunday school, $1.21 was collected.  By move and second Brother Harrison Stephens was elected superintendent. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk  

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church May 11, 1902
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves.  Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of previous conference which was read and stood adopted.   Called for confession of faults (none).  Miscellaneous business: By move and second the church agreed to set night for communion. By move  and second the church adopted foot washing.  By move and second Brother J. R. Segler was chosen for our treasure-man.  By move and second the church invited the Sardus class to meet with us on the first Sunday in June and sing all day.  Brother  Harrison Stephens tendered his resignation as superintendent and Brother Charles Pattillo was elected superintendent.  Conference closed.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church June 8, 1902
After preaching by our Pastor conference was called, privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).  Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.   By move and second the church went into the election of messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting to be held with Jerico Church the fifth Sunday in June, 1902. Which resulted in the choice of the Brethren Z. T. McGee, Thomas Newton, and E. J. Willis, alternates W. A. Walker, and J. R. Segler.  Brother Charles Pattillo resigned as superintendent of Sunday School, on motion it was received.   which left us Brother J. W. E. Taylor as superintendent. Motion to adjourn.   W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church July 12, 1902
After preaching by our Pastor conference was called to order, the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members, none presented themselves. Called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference which was read and stood adopted.  Called for confession of faults (none).  Miscellaneous business: On motion that church give the fifth Sunday meeting in August to Joaquin Church.   On motion the church agreed to one service at 11o'clock A. M. and at 8o'clock P. M. during the Protracted meeting in August. Conference was left open till Sunday. 

On Sunday after preaching by our Pastor Brother J. W. Stevenson asked the church for a letter of dismission. Also for his wife Rhoda Stevenson and his daughter Naomi Stevenson. On motion letters of dismission was granted them. Motion to adjourn. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; Alvie Walker, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  August 9, 1902
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling conference was called, privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).  Called for reading of the minutes which was read and stood adopted. Sunday minutes not read but it was agreed that what was done on Sunday stand adopted and be spread on the minutes, also which granting Brother John W. Stevenson, and wife Sister Rhoda Stevenson, and daughter Sister Naomi Stevenson letters of dismission.  Confessions of faults (none). No references. Miscellaneous business: On motion election of pastor, clerk and sexton was put off untill Tuesday the 12th. of August.  On motion the election of messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting to convene with Joaquin Church the fifth Sunday in August, 1902. Which resulted in the choice of Brother's Joe King, J. R. Segler and Thomas Newton, no alternates.  On motion a charge was preferred against Brother L. B. Latimer for profanity. After some discussion a motion was made to withdraw fellowship and he was withdrawn from.  On motion we set the house for preaching during the Protracted meeting at 8o'clock in the afternoon and 11o'clock in the forenoon strictly.

Saturday night preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling.

Sunday at 11o'clock preaching by Brother Jopling.

Sunday night preaching by Brother Jopling privilege of the church was extended (none).

Monday morning preaching by Brother Jopling.

Monday night preaching by Brother Crocker privilege of the church was extended (none)

Tuesday morning at 11o'clock preaching by Brother Crocker privilege of the church was extended and Sister Ida Sojourner presented herself for membership as a candidate for baptism and she was received. On motion the church proceeded to elect their pastor and clerk for another year. Which resulted in the choice of Brother W. H. Joplong as pastor and Brother Thomas Newton as church clerk. 

Tuesday night preaching by Brother Crocker privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).

Wednesday at 11o'clock preaching by Brother Jopling privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).

Wednesday night preaching by Brother Crocker privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).

Thursday at 11o'clock preaching by Brother Crocker privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).

Thursday night preaching by Brother Jopling the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).  Brother's Jasper and Abner McGee called for letters of dismission, which by move and second were granted.

Friday morning at 10 o'clock met at the pool to attend to the ordinance of baptism the privilege of the church was extended for reception of members (none). The ordinance of baptism was attended to and then returned to the church to hear preaching by Brother Jopling. After preaching the right hand of church fellowship was extended to Sister Ida Sojourner.  On motion a charge was preferred against Brother Oscar Manshack for profanity and then on motion that he be withdrawn from and he was withdrawn from.  And acknowledgement of fault was made be Brother W. H. Hutto and he asked the church to forgive him, on motion forgiveness was granted him. Brother W. H. Hutto then asked for a letter of dismission, on motion the letter was granted him.  No other business on motion the church adjourned conference.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk Pro tem

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Met in conference September 13, 1902
After preaching by our pastor the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).  Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted.  Confession of faults (none).  Miscellaneous business: The church went into election of messengers to the association to convene with Pleasant Grove Church, Thursday before the third Sunday in October 1902. Which resulted in the choice of Brother's J. T. Dorman, J. H. King, and W. A. Walker, alternates J. W. E. Taylor, J. R. Segler, and T. W. Newton.  On motion the church agreed to let Brother Willis have the timber on the church ground in part payment for his service as sexton.  On motion the church agreed to the five dollar pledge for foreign mission to Brother Newborn. On motion the church agreed not to instruct the messengers to the association.  Sunday after preaching the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and Sister Mary Sojourner presented herself for membership and on motion and second she was received on statement into the full fellowship of the church.  On motion conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Church Met in conference October 11, 1902.
After preaching by our pastor called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and   stood adopted.   Confession of faults (none).  Miscellaneous business: On motion and second this church asked for the next association. On motion and second there was a charge preferred against Brother Bob Busby and on motion and second the church withdrew fellowship from him.  Conference left open.

On Sunday October 12, 1902 after preaching by pastor called for the reading of the letter to the association to meet with Pleasant Grove Church 16th. of October 1902. Which was read and on motion and second approved by the church. On motion to adjourn the church adjourned till next conference.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church November 8, 1902
After preaching by pastor the church went into conference. The order of business was dispersed with on account of the minutes of the previous meeting not being present, until miscellaneous business was reached. The church authorized our pastor to appoint messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting to be held with Corinth Church fifth Sunday in November 1902. Which resulted in appointment of the Brethren Z. T. McGee, Abraham Norrid, and J. W. C. Britnell, alternates Alvy Walker, Fern Brinkley. On motion the church instructed the messengers to supply a board member from among themselves if Brother J. W. E. Taylor was absent. Motion to adjourn.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church December 1902
After preaching by our pastor the church went into conference. The regular order of business was dispersed with because of no references being found in the minutes of the previous conference, until miscellaneous business was reached. Then the church appointed Brother J. T. Dorman to go to the call meeting of the executive board to meet at Jericho first of January 1903 in Brother J. W. E. Taylor's place.  Motion to adjourn done in conference December 1902.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, C. Clerk


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Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Met in conference Saturday January 10, 1903.
After preaching by Brother Pickerd and the order of business was dispersed with up to confession of faults. Confession of faults (none).  Miscellaneous business (none). Conference left open.

Sunday January 11, after preaching by Brother Pickerd called for the reading of the October and December minutes which was read and stood adopted.  No further business claiming the attention by motion and second conference closed.  Brother Pickerd, Moderator; T. W. Newton, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Met in conference Saturday before the second Sunday in March (7)1903.
After preaching by our pastor called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting. The privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members (none).  Confession of faults (none).  Miscellaneous business: On motion and second the church went into an election of delegates for the fifth Sunday meeting which is to convene with Pine Ridge the fifth Sunday in March 1903. Which resulted in the choice of Brother's W. A. Walker, E. J. Willis, H. C. Wynn.  On motion and second Brother's J. R. Segler, W. A. Walker, and T. W. Newton was appointed as a committee to see about getting homes for the delegates.   On motion and second the church to take up Brother Graves' case and discuss it and after discussion the church agreed to let it like it was. On motion the church agreed to change the preaching day from the second Sunday to the third Sunday in each month.  No further business claiming the attention of the church on motion and second adjourned. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Met in conference Saturday April the 18th.1903.
After preaching by our pastor called for the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted.  The privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members Brother G. T. Graves, Brother J. V. Barnes and wife presented themselves for members. Brother G. T. Graves was received on statement, Brother J. V. Barns and wife was received by letter.  Confession of faults (none).   Miscellaneous business (none).  No further business claiming the attention of the church by move and second conference adjourned. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Wynn, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Met in conference Saturday May 16th. 1903.
After preaching by our pastor the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members there was not any presented. Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of our previous meeting which was read and stood adopted.   Confession of faults (none).  Miscellaneous business: By move and second the church went into the election of delegates to the fifth Sunday meeting which is to convene with the First Baptist Church at Timpson Thursday night before the fifth Sunday in May. Which resulted in the choice of Brother's J. H. king. J. R. Segler, and A. K. Walker.  Conference left open.

Saturday night after preaching by our pastor the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and Brother Dave McGee presented himself for membership as a candidate of baptism and was received as a candidate for baptism.   Also the communion table was spread and foot washing was also taken.   Conference left open.

Sunday at 10o'clock the ordinance of baptism was attended to and retired back to the church. After preaching the right hand of church fellowship was given to Brother Dave McGee.  There was $5.15 collected for mission work and Brother J. W. E. Taylor was ordered to pay that money amount for mission work at the fifth Sunday meeting at Timpson. There being no further business claiming the attention of the church conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Met in conference Saturday June the 20th.1903.
After preaching by our pastor the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and none presented themselves. Called for the references including the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted.   Confession of faults, Brother Nard made acknowledgements and wished to become a member with us. But the church decided that he was not due this church any acknowledgement and advised him to make his acknowledgements to the church that withdrew fellowship from him and get his letter and this church would accept his letter.   Miscellaneous business: The church ordered the clerk to insert in the minutes that Brother Barnes was received as a deacon.  No further business claiming the attention of the church conference adjourned. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  Met in conference Saturday July the 17th.1903.
After preaching by our pastor the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and Brother J. M. Lawrence was received into the full fellowship of the church by letter.  Called for reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted.  Confession of faults (none).   Miscellaneous business: (none).  No further business claiming the attention of the church conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Met in conference Saturday August 15, 1903.
After preaching by our pastor called for the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted.  Confession of faults, Brother Oscar Manshack made acknowledgements and Brother  Dave Tomlin made acknowledgements and both called for letter of dismission. The church accepted their acknowledgements and granted them letters.  Miscellaneous business: There was a charge preferred against Sister Callie Norrid for denying the faith and the church withdrew fellowship from her.  The church gave up her financial agent and gave the financial business back to the deacons.  The church went into the election of messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting to convene with Charity Church the fifth Sunday in August 1903. Which resulted in the choice of Brother's J. W. C. Britnell, J. H. King, T. W. Newton, alternates A. K. Walker and Z. T. McGee.  The church went into an election of pastor and church clerk which resulted in the choice of Brother W. H. Jopling as pastor; T. W. Newton as church clerk.  Conference left open.

Sunday night August 16 the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and none presented themselves.

Monday August 17 the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members there was none presented themselves.

Monday night the privilege of the church was extended and Sister Rains presented herself as a candidate of baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship.

Tuesday night August 18 the privilege of the church was extended and Sister Nora Walker presented herself as a candidate for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship.

Wednesday August 19 the privilege of the church was extended and none presented themselves.

Wednesday night the privilege of the church was extended and Sister Dora Walker presented herself as a candidate for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship.

Thursday August 20 the privilege of the church was extended and Brother Henry Sojourner presented himself as a candidate for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship.

Thursday night the privilege of the church was extended and Sister Fanny Sojourner presented herself as a member on the promise of a letter. Sister Eva Jackson and Brother Johnny Powers presented themselves as candidates for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship. And the right hand of church fellowship was given to Sister Fanny Sojourner.

Friday August 21 the privilege of the church was extended none presented themselves.

Friday night the privilege of the church was extended and Brother P. H. Cockrell and Sister Mattie Cockrell, Annie Cockrell and Minnie Jackson presented themselves as members by letter and was received and was given the right hand of church fellowship. Brother Riley McGee presented himself as a candidate for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship.

Saturday August 22 the privilege of the church was extended and Sister Pugh presented herself on the promise of a letter and Sister Dee Preister presented herself as a candidate for baptism and was given the right hand of Christian fellowship.  The church went into an election of messengers to the association which is to convene with the Ramah Church the third Sunday in October, which resulted in the choice of Brother's W. A. Walker, J. W. E. Taylor, J. R. Segler, alternates, A. K. Walker and Earnest Sojourner.  The church also went into an election of messengers to the association which is to convene with Dallas October 28, 1903. Which resulted in the choice of Brother's J. H. King and T. W. Newton.  Saturday night August 22 the privilege of the church was extended and Brother William Parnell and wife presented themselves and was received by letter. Brother J. T. Pugh,  Willie Pugh, Effie Pugh, and Nora Pugh presented themselves and was received on the promise of a letter and was given the right hand of church fellowship.  Sister Mollie Tomlin called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 

Sunday August 23 the church assembled at the water's edge and attended to the ordinance of baptism and the privilege of the church was extended and Sister Zella Jackson presented herself as a candidate for baptism and the right hand of Christian fellowship was given to her.   After preaching the right hand of church fellowship was given Sister's Zella Jackson, Era Jackson, Dee Preister, Nora Walker, Dora Walker, and Brother's Henry Sojourner, Riley McGee, and Johnny Pugh.  No further business claiming the attention of the church conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Met in conference September 19, 1903.
After preaching the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members and there was none presented themselves.  Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted. Confession of faults (none).   Miscellaneous business: The church went into an election of board member which resulted in the choice of Brother J. W. E. Taylor.  No minutes for October and November.

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church  Met in conference Saturday before the third Sunday in December 1903.
After preaching by our pastor the privilege of the church was extended for the reception  of members, none presented themselves.  Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted.   Called for confession of faults.  Miscellaneous business, none.  No further business claiming the attention of the church conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, C. Clerk


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Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church of Christ Met in conference Saturday January the 16th 1904.
After preaching by our pastor the privilege of the church was extended for the reception  of members, none presented themselves. Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood  adopted.    Confession of faults, none. Miscellaneous business: Brother Pugh who had been received on the promise of a letter presented his letter to the church. The church went into the election of messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting which is to convene Friday night before the fifth Sunday in January 1904.  Which resulted in the choice of Brother's J. R. Segler, E. J. Willis, and T. W. Newton.  No further business claiming the attention of the church conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, C. Clerk

On Saturday before the third Sunday in March 1904 Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Ridge  After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called.  By move and second Brother W. A. Walker was elected clerk protem.  Visiting brethren was invited to seats with us. Privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members, none presented themselves.  Minutes of the previous meeting not being present it was past over till next meeting.  Confession of faults, none.  General miscellaneous business: By move and second there was a charge preferred  against Brother Web Wynn for profanity and the Brethren agreed to see Brother Wynn and report at our next meeting.   There being a report that Sister Ethel Barber and Sister Manda Armstrong was living   unscripturally by move and second the Brethren agreed to investigate the report and   see if it was correct. Brother J. W. E. Taylor was elected Sunday school superintendent.  There being no other business by move and second conference adjourned. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, Clerk Protem

Pine Ridge Church of Christ Met in conference April the 16th 1904.
After preaching by our pastor called for the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted. Also the reading of the January minutes was read and stood adopted.  Confession of faults was called for. Brother Hulon Walker made acknowledgement for profanity and his acknowledgement was received and the church forgave him.  Miscellaneous business: There was a charge preferred against Sister Amanda Armstrong for living unscripturally and the church withdrew fellowship from her.   There was a charge preferred against Sister Ethel Barber for living unscripturally and  the church withdrew fellowship from her.  The church agreed to lay over Brother Web Wynn's case until next meeting day.  There was talk of Brother Elzie Walker using profane language and the church agreed  to let his case lay over until next meeting day. No other business claiming the attention of the church conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T.W. Newton, Church Clerk

Sunday after preaching Brother Elzie Walker being present made his acknowledgment and the church forgave him.

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church of Christ Met in conference Saturday May the 14th 1904
After preaching by the pastor the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members, none presented themselves.Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted. Confession of faults, none. Miscellaneous business: Brother Web Wynn's case was laid over till next meeting. The church went into the election of messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting which is to convene with Tenaha Friday night before the fifth Sunday in May 1904. Which resulted in the choice of Brother's E. J. Willis, W. A. Walker, and J. H. King.  The church also went into the election of a deacon which resulted in the choice of Brother Z. T. McGee and the next conference day was set for the ordination of the deacon.  For the benefit of Brother J. T. Dorman communion was changed from Saturday night to Sunday for one time.   The church elected Brother J. W. E. Taylor as spokesperson for the church in the ordination of the deacon. The church invited Brother Jim Spivey to assist Brother Jopling in ordaining the deacon.  Conference left open.  Sunday after preaching by our pastor the communion table was spread and taken.  No further business claiming the attention of the church conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church Met in conference Saturday June the 18th 1904.
After preaching by our pastor the privilege of the church was extended for the reception of members, none presented themselves. Called for the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting which was read and stood adopted. Confession of faults, none. Miscellaneous business: Brother Web Wynn's case was laid over until next conference. Brother Z. T. McGee ordained a deacon. No further business claiming the attention of the church conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; T. W. Newton, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church July 16, 1904
After preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling conference was called. Called for references including the reading of the minutes. The clerk being absent the minutes was not read.    Brother J. W. C. Britnell was appointed clerk protem.  The reference concerning Brother Web Wynn was taken up and Brother Wynn being present made acknowledgements and ask the church for forgiveness which was granted.  Confession of faults, none. Miscellaneous business: On motion a charge was preferred against Brother F. Tomlyn  for using profanity and then on motion to withdraw fellowship from him, on motion he was withdrawn from.  On motion the church went into the election of messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting to be held with the Rehobath Church the fifth Sunday in July 1904.  Which resulted in the choice of Brother's J. H. King, W. A. Walker, and J. W. C. Britnell.  No further business claiming the attention of the church conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; J. W. C. Britnell, Clerk Protem

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, August 20, 1904.
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called.  Privilege of the church was extended, none presented.  Called for references including the reading of the minutes of the previous conference, which was read and stood adopted and then the June minutes was read and stood adopted.  Confession of faults, none.  Miscellaneous business: By move and second the church went into the election for pastor and clerk. Brothers Nosnon and Tas Button was appointed to hold the election. Which resulted in the choice of Brother W. H. Jopling for pastor and Brother W. A. Walker clerk.  By move and second the church went into election for messengers to the association to be held with Pine Ridge Church,

Thursday at 11 o'clock before the 3rd. Sunday in October, 1904. Which resulted in the choice of Brothers J. R. Segler, J. H. King, and H. C. Wynn, alternates, Brothers W. W. Wynn, T. W. Newton, & W. A. Walker.  By a move and second the church voted to have Prayer meeting at 1/2 past 6 o'clock and preaching 1/2 past 7 o'clock.  There was a collection taken up for the money to but oil and then there was $.75 cents collected and turned over to Brother Z. T. McGee.  The clerk was ordered to write a letter to the association so it could be read at our next meeting.    Conference left open. 

Saturday night. Prayer service by Bro.John Taylor. Preaching by Brother Jopling.

Sunday at 11 o'clock. Preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling.

Sunday night. Prayer service by Brother Z. T. McGee and preaching by Brother Jopling.   Privilege of the church was extended, none presented themselves.  Extended church fellowship to Sister Parnell. 

Monday at 10 o'clock. Prayer service conducted by Brother John Latimer.  Preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling. 

Monday night. Prayer service conducted by Brother Thomas Newton. Preaching by Brother Huston Stephens. Privilege of the church was extended, Sister Ada Ferguson presented herself to the church by statement. By move and second she was received into the full fellowship of the church.

Tuesday at 10 o'clock. Prayer service conducted by Brother John Dorman. Preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling. Privilege of the church was extended, none presented themselves.   There was a charge preferred against Sister Lodie Manshack for denying the faith.   By a move and second the church withdrew fellowship from her.

Tuesday night. Prayer service conducted by Brother Barnes.  Preaching by Brother Jopling. 

Wednesday at 10 o'clock. Prayer service conducted by Brother Colwell, no preaching. Privilege of the church was extended and Brother Gus Conway and Sister Conway and Sister Virginia Conway presented themselves for membership on the promise of a letter and was received into the full fellowship of the church.  Sister Winnie Lawrence presented herself for baptism and was received and extended the right hand of Christian love and fellowship to her. 

Wednesday night. Prayer service conducted by Brother W. A. Walker.  Preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling.

Thursday at 10 o'clock. Prayer service conducted by Brother J. W. E. Taylor.   Preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling.

Thursday night. Prayer service conducted by Brother Collwell.  Preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling.  Privilege of the church was extended and Sister Beulah Childs presented herself on the promise of a letter and was received into the full fellowship of the church. And Brother Edda Walker presented himself for baptism . Extended Christian love and fellowship to him.

Friday at 10 o'clock. Prayer service conducted by W. W. Wynn.  Preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling.

Friday night. Prayer service by Brother Hart Wynn and preaching by Brother Huston Stephens.   Privilege of the church was extended. Brother A. D. Scott presented himself for baptism and he was received into the Christian love and fellowship of he church.  And Sister Ellen Lawrence presented herself for baptism and was received into the Christian love and fellowship of the church.  By move and second there was a committee appointed to act as a building committee to build our church house larger and Brothers J. H. King, Webb Blackman, W. A. Walker, and J. R. Segler was the committee.   Saturday at 10 o'clock. Prayer service conducted by Brother J. R. Segler.   Preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling.  Privilege of the church extended and Brother Arch Cockrell presented himself for baptism and was received into the Christian love and fellowship of church. 

Saturday night. Prayer service conducted by Brother W. A. Watson.  Preaching by Brother W. H. Jopling. Privilege of the church extended and Brother Walter Childs presented himself for baptism. And Brother Bob Rodgers and wife presented themselves by letter and they was received into the full fellowship of the church.

Sunday at 10 o'clock the church met at the water. After a short service by Brother Jopling then the ordinances of baptism was attended to. Then the right hand of Church fellowship was extended to all the candidates that was baptized.  By move and second the conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator ; W. A. Walker, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church September the 17th.1904.
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called.  Privilege of the church was extended, none presented themselves.  Called for reference including the reading of the minutes of the last the previous conference which was read and stood adopted. Called for confessions of faults, none. General miscellaneous business. By move and second there was a letter granted to Sister Stella Black through Brother Wharton. The clerk was ordered to write the letter and forward it to her.  By move and second Brother J. W. E. Taylor was still held as our Board Member.There was a committee appointed to arrange homes for messengers to the association.   Which resulted in the choice of Brothers J. W. E. Taylor, W. W. Wynn, W. A. Walker and Sister Mary Jane Truitt.  By move and second the church agreed to try to pay $.25 cents a member for mission work.   The letter to the association was read and stood adopted with correction.   Conference adjourned. 

Saturday night after preaching by Brother Jopling the church partook of the Lord's Supper and had a foot washing.

Sunday after preaching by Brother Jopling extended the privilege of the church and Sister Fannie Latimer presented herself to the church by letter and was received into the full fellowship of the church. By move and second conference adjourned.   W. H Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church met in conference Saturday October the 15th.1904.
And by move and second Brother Jopling was ordered to appoint messengers to the fifth Sunday Meeting which is to convene with Gary church on the fifth Sunday in October, 1904. Which resulted in the choice of Brothers W. W. Wynn, Web Blackman, Alvy  Walker, alternates, J. R. Segler and T.W. Newton. No further business claiming the attention of the church. Conference adjourned. W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, November the 20th, 1904.
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called.  Privilege of the church was extended, none presented themselves.  Called for references including the reading of the minutes of previous conference which was read  and stood adopted. Then the October minutes was read and stood adopted.  Sister Conway, Sister Jennie Conway and Brother Gus Conway letter was received by the church and excepted. By move and second conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker C. Clerk

Pine Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, December the 18th.1904.
After preaching by Brother Jopling conference was called. Privilege of the church, omitted.  Called for references including reading of the minutes of previous conference, which was read and stood adopted.General miscellaneous business, none.   By move and second conference adjourned.  W. H. Jopling, Moderator; W. A. Walker, C. Clerk