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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Excellent article! It should be noted that Sweet Home Baptist Church is in the process of building a magnificent 30,000 square-foot multi-purpose facility at 3200 Sunrise Road in Round Rock. In addition to serving as its new place of worship around the beginning of the New Year, it will accommodate a barber and beauty salon and a pre-school. It will also serve as a site for community-focused activities. In the years that follow, the multi-purpose facility will be one of a triplex of edifices to include a sanctuary and grade-school.
Hi Dr. Hackett – thanks for the information. Sounds like the new facility is going to be great. Let us know when you move in and we’ll update your information accordingly.