Commentary

Disappointed church not in history book

Dear editor,

I recently read the book about Rockdale’s history and greatly enjoyed the pictures and information.

I was born in Rockdale, spending my formative years here, so it was great to walk down memory lane.

I have attended the same church since I was an infant. I was disappointed there wasn’t a picture or any information about our church in the book.

Our church was established in 1935, so it is definitely a part of Rockdale’s history.

It’s not on a major street and has a name that’s hard for some to pronounce. It has always been in the same location, sandwiched between Ham Branch and Main Street. Some people call it “the little white church on Davilla Street.”

I’m sure it’s insignificant to some, but our church is important to our small congregation and God graces us with his presence each Sunday.

Since 1935, our church has experienced two splits and a major fire, but we have always bounced back with God’s help.

Many have worshiped with us in the last 79 years. Out of our small church, God has produced preachers, teachers, nurses, lawyers, principals, counselors, coaches, authors, reporters, engineers and even a shoe cobbler.

They have gone in different directions, making an impact on someone’s life and in society.

So even though we are a small church, and you will not see us in the history book we will continue to minister to others, touching hearts and helping people in their time of need.

We are a little church with a big heart.

I’m proud to be a member of the Apostolic Faith Church, 400 West Davilla.

Melba Ressel

844 County Road 446

Rockdale, TX 76567


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