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Harmony Baptist ChurchToday, as you look at the old Harmony Missionary Baptist Church edifice, you see the work of many Christian pioneers. Some who have been called from labor to reward. You see the answer to faith, hope, and prayers of those who now enjoy worshiping within its walls.

Harmony Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1871 under the pastorate of Rev. Billy cox. A house located on the corner of Laurel and Lincoln streets was donated to the Negroes for church and school purposes by white friends. In 1875, Rev. Curry organized the Northwestern District Baptist Association. The church was incomplete. Rev. Curry had to use a carpenter’s work bench for a table and pulpit.

The first building burned in 1898, causing the members to worship in the old Fellows hall. After many struggles, the happy day arrived Sunday, June 19, 1898. Cornerstone services were conducted by Grand Master J.W. McKinney, and assisted by other lodges from adjoining cities. This new church was located at the corner of Laurel and Rusk streets. Later, lots were purchased on the corner of College and Montgomery streets. After much labor, Rev. Joseph Wilson made plans to move the church to an area populated by the majority of the membership and would better serve the community. Circumstances caused Dr. Joseph Wilson’s plans to be interrupted, and the work was temporarily stopped until Rev. W.A. Washington came in 1933. Under Rev. Washington, the basement was laid.

Some of the accomplishments toward what stands today of old Harmony at the corner of College and Montgomery were made by each minister who followed Rev. Cox. Ministers succeeding are in order as follows: Rev. H. Bonds, R. Curry, J.H. Roberts, H.R. Tilman, D.J. Crawford, T. Jones, G.W. Hill, H.D. Allen, Joseph Wilson, W.A. Washington, J.J. Johnson, J.L. Hunter, S.J. Vincent, C.A. Wilson, R.M. Lefall, M.M. McGaughey, V.R. Hickerson, M.L. Bailey, Ronnie Shaw, Charles Brown, Kevin Rodgers, Stephen Benson, and Clifton Eaton.

The Rev. J.J. Johnson labored a little more than 5 years in the basement, but was later succeeded by Rev. Hunter. Rev. Hunter labored untiringly, presenting a dynamic program, which led to the completion of the building on Sunday, April 11, 1948. Rev. Hunter, members, and friends marched in – singing “Canaan.”

Rev. Vincent was called and served a short time. He resigned to answer and accept another call in East St. Louis. Rev. C.A. Wilson was called April 1951. Many features were added. Though minor in detail, each contribution has been a step forward, no matter what the state of the circumstances may have been. (Phil. 4:11). In June of 1954, Rev. Lefall was called. Under his leadership the church purchased an organ, piano, new floors, drapes, communion table, office furnature, collection table, and burned a $13,000.00 mortgage note.

On September 1, 1959, Rev. M. M. McCaughey accepted the church, and served for 9 years. During his ministry, central heat, air conditioning, and a church identification (neon sign) were installed. Rev. Hickerson accepted on June 2, 1969. He was involved in community and school activities. The church purchased a bus. Rev. Shaw served 8 years. He was a great leader. He resigned on July 25, 1983 to become an evangelist. On November 7, 1983, Rev. C. H. Brown was called. He served for 8 years. He was also a great leader.

Harmony Baptist Church with verses and contact informationsUnder his leadership, the church at 2111 East Tuck Street was erected. We have worshiped at this location for the past 25 years. On August 19, 1991, he resigned as pastor. On March 31, 1992, Harmony called Rev. Kevin Rodgers who served as pastor until January 21, 1993 when he resigned. During the months between rev. Brown and Rev. Rodgers, Minister Curtis Pruitt acted as interim pastor. On August 16, 1993, Harmony called Rev. Stephen O. Benson. Under his leadership, Harmony received the teaching of the Word of God, and cultivated the community through a television ministry which presently reaches many homes locally on Channel 96. In May 1995, Rev. Benson resigned to pursue an evangelistic ministry in Africa. After spending many years in Belize, Central America, he recently resumed his radio ministry,” Midnight Cry,” in Los Angeles, California.

In June 1995, Rev. Clifton Eaton was called as pastor and presently serves as our pastor. Under his leadership, the church in an effort to reach out to the community started a food pantry and a Mothers’ Day-Out Ministry in 2002. This food pantry has now become a distribution center for the North Texas Food Bank, and the Mother’s Day-out Ministry has grown into a day care center, originally with capacity for 65 children. Two portable buildings have been purchased and put into operation, expanding the capacity of the day care to over 130 children
Clifton & Mavis Eaton
Since 2004 Pastor Eaton travels every year on mission trips to Liberia in West Africa. On these trips conferences are held in which pastors, evangelists, and other church workers are trained to take the gospel back to their villages. Economic empowerment projects are also implemented. In 2009 a goat rearing project was started. A soap manufacturing project that was started in the Bible School in 2010 has now been expanded into four churches, and two pepper planting projects added. In 2009, a Dodge van was shipped together with bicycles, books, clothes, and medicine costing just under $10,000.00 In April 2013 Reverend Stefan Benson, who was a former pastor of Harmony agreed to spend a year over there to do evangelism and to teach in the Bible School. He has also enhanced IGO’s Radio Ministry in Liberia. We shipped a donated 2000 Dodge pick-up truck with 56 boxes of clothing and supplies on July 18, 2014.
Our goal here at Harmony is to build our membership through door to door evangelism and our television ministry which broadcasts our church services on Channel 96 at 7AM on Sundays and 5PM on Thursdays. We also participated in the light of life Fellowship Concert scheduled to take place at Willow wood Ranch in July1013.


The Church’s Current Community Outreach Ministries include:

  1. ) A North Texas Food Bank Distribution Agency
  2. ) A State Licensed Day Care Center
  3. ) Special assistance to the poor and needy through the 211 Network of Emergency Service Providers in North Texas.
  4. ) Active participation in the spreading of the Gospel in Liberia, West Africa through the International Gospel Outreach Missions Agency. This includes holding annual conferences in Liberia to train African pastors, evangelists, and teachers, in basic Christian doctrines.

Sons & Daughters of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church

Apostle Larry Lee Trumpets of Zion
Dallas, TX
Apostle Annie Lee Trumpets of Zion
Dallas, TX
Bishop Brown New Birth Cathedral of Praise
Sherman, TX
Rev. Eugene Kelly, Pastor Bethel Bells Baptist Church
Bells, TX
Bishop Larry Goodman, Pastor New Hope Christian Fellowship Church
Denison, TX
Rev. Sarah Goodman New Hope Christian Fellowship Church
Denison, TX
Rev. Marvin Parnell New Hope Christian Fellowship Church
Denison, TX
Rev. Curtis Pruitt, Pastor Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
Ladonia, TX
Rev. Billy Milam, Pastor New Testament Bible Church
Denison, TX
Rev. Georgetta Milam New Testament Bible Church
Denison, TX
Rev. Dr. Timothy Sloan, Pastor St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
Humble, TX
Rev. Richard White, Associate
McKinney, TX
Rev. Jerek Banks, Associate Pastor Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
Ladonia, TX
Rev. Gregg Tyson, Associate Pastor Progressive Baptist Church
Sherman, TX
Rev. Comie Linson, Pastor Haven Chapel
Denison, TX
Lay Preacher David Linson Haven Chapel
Denison, TX

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  • 2111 E. Tuck St., Sherman, TX 75090
  • Church: 903-892-2044
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