College Hill United Methodist Church

1815 Rose Street

Texarkana, Arkansas 75502



Organized by the Rev. George S. Sexton in 1888.  A warranty deed issued in March of 1889 states that the Texarkana Land and Improvement Company received the sum of $75.   from "James Goodwin, J. J. Peavy, and George W. Bell as Trustees and their successors.  The same year the church home, a simple frame building was erected, located on the corner of Pearl and Grape Streets, one block south of the Cotton Belt Hospital.

The Rev. H. H. Watson was Presiding Elder of Camden District, which then embraced Texarkana.

New Sanctuary:  In August 1920 a building movement was inaugurated by Circle B. of the Women's Missionary Society.  Mrs. F. T. Wright placed the first contribution.  Under the pastorate of the Rev. B. F. Roebuck, plans for a new church home took shape.  A plot of ground at Rose and Kirby Streets was donated by J. A. Hankins.  Members of the building committee were B. O. Womble, F. T. Wright, T. J. Elrod, E. C. Black, C. C. Stuart, Charles Burgess, E. W. Bynum and J. a. Hankins.  This was to be a brick sanctuary.  Erected with J. B. Oates as builder.  Dr. George S. Sexton, President of Centenary College and founder of the College Hill Methodist Church, laid the cornerstone September 10, 1922, and gave the main address.  First Service was held in the sanctuary in October of 1923.  Building Dedicated in the fall of 1927 by Bishop Boaz

G. S. Sexton  1889

Bob S. Atchley 1891

George S. Sexton 1892

J. W. S. Scott 893

J. W. Welsh 1898

F. F. Hamell 1899

J. L. Johnston 1899

J. H. Woodfin 1903

A. Hill 1907

H. C. Hooks 1908

L. W. Evans 1908

L. E. N. Hunley 1909

Edgar Seay 1913

S. T. Baugh 1914

Jesse Mitchell 1915

A. M. Robertson 1919

R. P. James 1919

Wesley J. Clark 1920

B. F. Roebuck 1921

J. Wayne Mann 1924

W. C. Hilliard 1926

Francis W. Brewer 1928

O. C. Birdwell 1934

George G. Meyer 1935

J. L. Cannon 1937

R. Ralph Clayton 1943

Clarence D. Meux 1943

Clyde T. Parsons 1943

George G. Kerr 1945

R. H. Cannon 1947

James McCammon 1950

Howard L. Williams 1952

James A. Simpson 1958

Cagle E. Fair 1959

Irl A. Bridenthal 1962

Pryor R. Cruce 1965

Carl E. E. Beard 1970

Fred R. Smith 1973

James Shaddox 1978

Joe Hunter 1979

J. Kenneth Dodd 1981

Cagle E. Fair 1983



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College Hill Methodist Church Choir Abt. 1955

Row 1:  Judy Powell, Grace Harvey, _____ Robertson, Jerry Kennedy, _____, Tuffy Williams, _____ Fowler, Norman Powell, _____ Robertson, _______, Carol Harvey.

Row 2:  Donald Kennedy, George Goree, Patsy Watson, Zelma Davis, Dorothy Williams, Edrine Downs, Janice Evins, Hulvey, _____, Carolyn Watson, Jerry Fowler, Ray Watson.

Row 3:  Vernon Watson, Gary Goldman, Ray Fowler, Susan Tatom, Elizabeth Ann    , Joyce Hulvey, Margaret Frost, Joyce Avant, Carletta Caddell, Jewell Ed Evers, Perry Shipp.