Rev. Loys Vess, assisted by Rev. and Mrs. Lee Kidd, conducted a three week revival meeting in Bridgeport, TX. During the meeting twenty-seven individuals came forward, some being saved, others rededicated their lives to the Lord. As a result of the revival, those concerned felt it was God's will that a mission be started in Bridgeport and on Friday night, October 22, 1943 nineteen individuals came forward expressing their desire to support a church in Bridgeport.
The following week, Rev. Kidd rented a downtown building and he and others worked cleaning the building, making seats and preparing for the first service which was held Thursday night, October 28, 1943. The work progressed under the leadership of Rev. Kidd, Rev. Hutson, and a number of preachers from the Bible Baptist Institute in Fort Worth, TX.
In February 1944, in spite of much opposition, building lots were secured and a new building was started later that year. In December the building was partially completed and the first services were held on Wednesday night, December 29, 1944 in spite of the fact that the church had neither floor or ceiling.
On October 11, 1945 it was decided that the church would be organized with 26 charter members.
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Dr. Dale Webster
Dr. Dale Webster was called by Bible Baptist Church to be the pastor in April of 2005. He was saved in August of 1975 and enrolled in Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO in January of 1977. He graduated from Baptist Bible College on May 24, 1979 with a Graduate of Theology degree. He received a Bachelors degree by correspondence in 1987, his Masters degree In 1989, and earned his Doctorate of Ministries in 1996.
In June 1979, after graduating from Bible College, Pastor Webster and his wife Melba started a church in Miami, OK and for the last 35 years he has been involved in full time ministry. It is Dr. Webster's prayer that the Lord allow him to finish his course at Bible Baptist Church. More about Dr. Webster