Sweet Home Baptist Church

From the rural farming town of Sprinkle, Texas, just nine miles northeast of Austin, the Reverend S. W. Wormley traveled to Round Rock to become the first pastor of the second black Baptist church. Upon arriving in the city named for the large anvil-shaped limestone rock in Brushy Creek, he met with a committee of area religious leaders: the Rev. L. L. Campbell, Moderator; Rev. Sam Clark, Vice Moderator; Rev. Archie Shackles, and Deacon Davis of Taylor. That was January 8, 1905.

These leaders led twenty-two enthusiastic Christians, former members of the Good Hope Baptist Church to organize. At her conception, Bro. Mitchell Mays donated the land and befittingly named this new assembly, Sweet Home Baptist Church. This “sweet” haven securely bound the members in unity to support their spiritual, educational, social, political and cultural needs. Sweet Home’s wealth of “all things common” was and remains a testimony of God’s grace, mercy and provision.

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The 16th Annual Hairy Man Festival

The 16th Annual Hairy Man Festival offers a full day of food, arts and crafts, children’s activities, special performances and live music. The festival closes out with the Hairiest Man contest judged by local community leaders.

Sponsored by The Brushy Creek Women’s Association and the Brushy Creek MUD, this year’s festival proceeds benefit Samaritan Health Ministries.

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