The earliest worship services of this congregation were held in 1881 under a backyard arbor at the home of Matilda Lewis. Nine families, including those of Robert Lewis, W. Stevenson, Wiley Cleaveland, George Ross, Esaw Beard, Kissiah Jefferson, Anna Akes, Julia Gaines, and Emma Moore, were involved with the church’s organization. The congregation called the Rev. Mr. Shivers as its first pastor.
When the need for a more permanent church home became evident, trustees Robert Lewis, W. Stevenson, and George Ross selected this site upon which to build a sanctuary. The small frame structure was used by Macedonia church members until a new building was erected in 1914. Additional facilities have been constructed as needed over the years.
Affiliated with the La Grange Baptist District Association since 1885, Macedonia Baptist church has hosted district meetings several times. Many of the association’s leaders throughout the years have been members of this congregation.
An important part of the religious heritage of Georgetown, the Macedonia Baptist Church continues to be a source of strength and service for the community.
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No tangible reason has been given for the founders of the Colored Baptist Church to migrate to the town of Georgetown which was founded in 1848
In the year 1881, a group of
After several gathering, the group organized a Colored Baptist Church, Families involved were: Robert Lewis, W. Stevenson, Wiley Cleaveland, George Ross, Esaw Beard, Kissiah Jefferson, Anna Akes, Julia Gaines, and Emma Moore.  The young church called its first pastor Rev. Shivers and its first trustees who were Robt Lewis, W. Stevenson, and George Ross. The church continues to meet in the back yard of the Lewis family under an arbor for many weeks.  The need for a more permanent home was evident. The trustees selected the site the church now worship on. This site was patent in 1853 In the name of the State of Texas by Governor George E. Wood / Thomas E. Rowe, situated in Williamson County Georgetown, Texas, Block 32, lot 3, 120 ft. East and West, 60 ft. North and South. the former landowners were: Samuel Mather 1853, Aaron Williams 1868, W. K. Makeson 1872, and Macedonia Baptist Church knew then as the Colored Baptist Church. The small frame structure was built by the men of the church, while the women of the church carried the lumber picked out of discarded materials. Julia Gaines was praised for her leadership with the women and the things achieved. When the house
The church continued to grow in wisdom and knowledge
The church united with the La Grange Baptist District Association in the year 1885. This Association was organized in 1874 in Fayette County with the Rev. I.S. Campbell as its Moderator,  it is a subsidiary of The National Baptist Convention
For many years the church worshipped in the small frame building, but the membership had increased and a larger place for worship
In the year 1914, the trustees of the church namely Robt Lewis, Tobe Crisp, Lee Roy Tankaley, Wiley Cleavland, and pastor Rev. T.H. Green contracted with John Whitley of Austin, Texas and a Mechanic Lien with the Belford Lumber Company of Georgetown, Texas
The growth continued and the record states from 1881 to 1985 many ministers served the
Those who served were: Reverend Shivers, T.H. Green, L.K. Williams
In the year 1961, there was a need for space to park, the adjacent lot
Rev. W.A. Cartwright, Jr. was called to serve as pastor in 1971, the church was experiencing many problems
The area the church was located in was being redeveloped by the Urban Renewal Project, our City had adopted a City Charter and our church was in violation of many of its ordinances. It was the wishes of the membership to try and restore the building but funds were not available. The building was condemned by the city, so the church entered into a redevelopment contract with the Urban Renewal
The cornerstone from the former church dated 1914 was erected
This was a memorial gift from the Maggie Steiner family. Other items contributed in memory of loved ones include a painting for the sanctuary, from the Jack Wilson Family, Baptistimal painting in memory of Kenneth Baker, and Neomia Baily. The church site area is the same but
We herald this occasion as a rich opportunity to
We are very proud of our affiliation with the La Grange Baptist District Association, it enabled us to improve our methods of teaching and raise our standards of leadership. We were host to the La Grange District in 1890 when Rev
Our church was able to serve
The church dining area and kitchen were used because the school had no facilities The dining area was used at this time for the night classes
It has been very difficult to determine the course of the
It is hoped that the Life of the church will continue in religious teaching and charter its actions in the future. It is my sincere hope that the areas of this publication have been adequately covered. However, I apologize for any mistakes, errors, or omissions found in this report. Accept my sincere gratitude for the privilege of serving as a clerk of Macedonia Baptist
Emma T. Thornton, clerk 1905
Macedonia Baptist Church 206 Martin
Rev. W.A. Cartwright