By:  Turner                                      S.R. No. 752
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is proud to
    1-3  recognize the First Baptist Church of Caldwell, Texas, on the
    1-4  grand occasion of its 150th anniversary which is being celebrated
    1-5  May 2, 1993; and
    1-6        WHEREAS, The First Baptist Church began when six members
    1-7  signed a covenant on May 4, 1843; the procedure was witnessed by
    1-8  Judge R. E. B. Baylor and Reverend N. T. Byars, and the church was
    1-9  organized as Dove Church; and
   1-10        WHEREAS, Over the years, the First Baptist Church has
   1-11  ministered faithfully to the needs of innumerable Christians; and
   1-12        WHEREAS, Due to the guidance and wise stewardship of its
   1-13  pastors, and the outstanding leadership of its current pastor,
   1-14  Reverend Phillip Lovelace, the church has continued to grow and
   1-15  to undertake many worthy projects within the community; and
   1-16        WHEREAS, First Baptist Church has become an invaluable
   1-17  source of strength for church members during their hardships
   1-18  and in times of bereavement; and
   1-19        WHEREAS, The celebration of its 150th anniversary is an
   1-20  expression of the church's enduring commitment to its holy mission
   1-21  and its dedication to tradition and unity among Christians; now,
   1-22  therefore, be it
   1-23        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
    2-1  73rd Legislature, hereby extend best wishes to the clergy and
    2-2  members of the First Baptist Church on the jubilant occasion of
    2-3  its 150th anniversary; and, be it further
    2-4        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
    2-5  the church as a token of esteem from the Texas Senate.
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    2-7                                        President of the Senate
    2-8                                      I hereby certify that the
    2-9                                 above Resolution was adopted by
   2-10                                 the Senate on April 27, 1993.
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   2-12                                        Secretary of the Senate
   2-13                                 _____________________________________
   2-14                                         Member, Texas Senate