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Broadway Church of Christ
In May, 1890, a small group of faithful Christians gathered in Singer's Store situated above the draw flowing with water headed southeast to the Brazos River. The family and a preacher-farmer formed the beginning of what was to become the Broadway Church of Christ, one of the earliest Christian churches on the South Plains of Texas. The education wing was added in 1979. Between those years the people met in homes, schools, the courthouse, the jail, a blacksmith shop, the dining room of the Nicolett Hotel as well as three other constructed church buildings. Liff Sanders was the first preacher on salary in 1900. Since then the congregation has had 13 pulpit ministers, and now has a staff of eight ministers filling a variety of roles with an administrative staff of four and hundreds of volunteers to help with the Lord's work. Broadway has been the core of many congregations throughout the city. The latest of these - Carpenter's Church - is the direct result of the work of Carpenter's Kitchen, a Sunday noon free meal in the Youthreach building that is a cooperative effort between Broadway volunteers and the South Plains Food Bank.

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