1939 – 1949 | West U. Congregation History

January 1939 – West University congregation started with 39 present for the opening service. It was held in a member’s home. E.C. Coffman served as minister.

April, 1939 – The congregation started meeting in a theater building on University Boulevard

September, 1939 – The congregation began meeting in the elementary school building in the 3700 block of University Blvd.

March 1940 – All services moved to the West University Civic Center on Rice at Auden. They met there till December of 1949.

June 1942 – E.C. Coffman left the congregation of 60 members. T.B. Underwood Jr. became minister of the congregation.

December 15, 1944 – T.B. Underwood left the congregation of 75 members.

March 1945 – Basil Doran began work as local minister.

March 1948 – Basil Doran left the congregation of 85 members. Louie Welch and others preached until September 1948.

September 1948 – Wilbur White started preaching for the 65 member congregation

January 1949 – Plans were drawn for the auditorium of the new building

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