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December 17th, 2012
City honors 129-year-old church


Left to right: San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero, city council member Shane Scott, Carna Gardner, Harvey Miller, Darrell Gardner, Nathaniel Benn and Pastor Derrick Benn. PHOTO by DON ANDERS


San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero recently honoredGreater Bethel Baptist Church for its 129 years of service ministering to the community. The historic church was founded in 1883 and is mentioned in Clyde McQueen’s book “Black Churches in Texas: A Guide to Historic Congregations,” published by Texas A&M University Press. The proclamation was accepted by church members and Pastor Derrick Benn.

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