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Houston Primitive Baptist Church

Houston, Texas

The Houston Primitive Baptist Church is located on the east side of Houston, just off Interstate 10 and Federal Road.  The address of the Church house is 917 Keyport - Houston, Texas 77015. 



The Church was constituted on July 24, 1943 with 13 charter members.  The first pastor of the Houston Primitive Baptist Church was Elder J.P. Dale.  Through the years other’s called to pastor their Church have included Eld. Woodrow Wilson, Elder Virgil Stanaland, Eld. Frank McMillan, Eld. J.A. Rowell Jr. and Eld. Jerry Cleburn.  At present, Eld. Mark Rowell serves as pastor and has done so since 1999.



Pictured:  Bro. Richard Winchester, Eld. Frank McMillan, Eld. Mark Rowell, Bro. Earl Lankford, Bro. Jerry Winchester and Bro. Max Lankford.


The Houston Primitive Baptist Church holds services each Sunday on the month, with the exception of some 5th Sunday’s.  They share in a rotation with the other Houston area Churches for 5th Sunday’s.  Their worship services begin with song service at 10:30am CST and preaching is at 11:00am CST.




Pictured:  David Milner, Lou Faircloth, Amy Milner, [behind] Holly Winchester, Pat Mansel, Karen Lankford [behind] Tommy Atchley, Tyler Gossett, June Tyler, Donna Scott holding Aidan Scott, [behind] Gregg Scott, Abbie Winchester [behind] Jerry and Rae Winchester [behind] Max and Linda Lankford, Leigh Winchester [behind] Cindy Therwhanger, [behind to Leigh’s left] Elder Mark Rowell, Zelma McMillan, Elder Frank McMillan, Katherine Rowell, Brandon Atchley [behind] Earl and Lynne Lankford, Jake Winchester [behind] Florine Wacasey, Paul Montgomery. 


Children in Front left to right: Jacob and Landon Scott, Mary Kate and Gilliam Winchester.


Hidden behind Sis. Holly Winchester is Bro. Richard Winchester.



Pictured:  Brother Jerry Winchester leading singing at the Houston Primitive Baptist Church.


The regular preaching appointments at the Houston Primitive Baptist Church are as follows:

1st Sunday – Eld. Mark Rowell (January, March, May, July, September, November)

1st Sunday – Eld. Pat Young (February, April, June, August, October, December)

2nd Sunday – Eld. Mark Rowell

3rd Sunday – Eld. Mark Rowell

4th Sunday – Eld. Hulan Bass (January, March, May, July, September, November)

4th Sunday – Eld. Mark Rowell (February, April, June, August, October, December)



Pictured:  Bro. Tommy Atchley and his father, Bro. Bentley Atchley.


 Church Contact Information:


 Elder Mark Rowell 
13330 West Rd #1318 
Houston, Texas 77041 
Phone:  (832) 584-8541


Church Clerk:

Tommy L. Atchley 
13910 Foxford Way 
Houston, Texas 77015 
Phone:  (713) 451-7011 



Max W. Lankford
14114 Waterville
Houston, Texas 77015
(713) 455-1536
Jerry Winchester
13510 Cypress Pond Drive
Cypress, Texas 77429
(281) 257-0500
Richard Winchester
1714 Aspley Court
Houston, Texas 77094
(281) 579-3198
T. Earl Lankford 
8910 Summer Ash Lane 
Sugarland, Texas 77479 
(281) 937-9330 
William L. "Bill" Mansel 
12607 River Ridge Drive 
Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580 
(713) 385-1053 

Traveling Directions:  (From Downtown Houston)

 Take Interstate 10 East of Downtown Houston.

Take the Federal Road exit (east of Loop 610).

Make a U-turn under I-10 at Federal Road.

After making a u-turn, you'll be going west on the I-10 feeder.

Turn right on the first street on the right which is Keyport.

The Church house will be on the right, past the shopping center.



Please see the Houston Primitive Baptist Church website for more information 




Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 August 2007 )
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