Ranger Exes Memorial - Ranger, Texas Rock of Ages Churches in Ranger

For a small town, Ranger presently has numerous churches. The oldest church in Ranger may be the Methodist Church which was organized in 1881. Perhaps the newest one is the non-denominational Cowboy Church. Church of Christ CHURCH OF CHRIST - (203 Mesquite) Members began meeting in the Merriman school during the year of 1890. A small frame church building was on the location of the present church in 1907. A new brick building was constructed in 1935 and later another church was build at the near same location. Church of God of Prophecy CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY - located at the corner of Oak & Hunt CORNERSTONE BAPTIST MISSION - located on Loop 254 COVENANT LOVE CHURCH - located at 127 N. Austin St. Eastside Baptist Church EASTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH - (4th & Young St.) This church was started as a mission of the First Baptist Church. It was organized into a church in 1957. The congregation moved into a new church in 1979 & the old sanctuary was torn down. Eastside Church of Christ EASTSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST - located at 304 Strawn Rd. First Baptist Church FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - (Walnut at Marston) This church was organized in 1882. Services were held in the school building for the first three years. In 1885 a small frame building was constructed on the corner lot of Walnut & N. Austin St. During the oil boom, a brick building was dedicated. At one time the membership numbered 750. A new sanctuary building was constructed in 1966. First United Methodist Church FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - (411 Elm St.) Reverend Hightower organized this church in 1881. A white frame church building was erected in 1886. The congregation moved to the present brick church in 1920. FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH & CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - located at 404 W. Main St. HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH - 124 County Rd 334, Morton Valley Leon River Cowboy Church LEON RIVER COWBOY CHURCH - (off I-20 near Olden) Non-denominational LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER - (I-20 at Desdemona Exit) FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH - (Caddo Rd.) MERRIMAN BAPTIST CHURCH - (Merriman Rd.) Organization of the Merriman Baptist Church was in 1892. The congregation erected a small church house in 1893 and a wood frame meeting house in 1903. The church leased oil drilling rights on the property and was able to donate to many Christian groups and causes. In 1922, a new brick church was constructed. There were 225 members in 1999. Many churches in Ranger may have started here in the late 1800s after evangelistic meetings. Located 1.5 miles south of Love's on Lake Leon Rd. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH - La Casa Community, Ranger, Texas Second Baptist Church SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH - located at Commerce & Pine St. ST. PAUL BAPTIST - located at 501 Cherry St. St. Rita's Catholic Church ST. RITA'S CATHOLIC CHURCH - located at 1109 Blackwell Rd. TABERNACLE OF FAITH - located at 507 Cypress Other Ranger churches that existed at one time: CHURCH OF GOD - This church was located at 601 Pershing. CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE - Meetings of this church were first held in a tent during the 1930s. At one time there was a church built across from Ratliff Feed Store. CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - The congregation of this church started meeting at the Methodist Church in 1892. EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF RANGER - close around 1940 and combined with the Episcopal Church in Eastland, which changed its name to what is known today as Holy Trinity Episcopal Church FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH - This church was organized in 1919 and at one time was located at 404 W. Main St. next to the old West Texas Clinic. RIDDLE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH