The meeting place of Old Prospect Baptist Church is located at 21904 County Road 3197 South, 2-7/10 miles east of US Hwy 259 in the Sand Flat Community. The church building is north of the cemetery and across the road from the 1800s community meeting location.

For a map to the Old Prospect church building, open Bing Maps and enter “21904 County Road 3197, Mount Enterprise, TX 75681” or “31.85628 -94.64132” or “31.857006 -94.641191” in the search panel.

Old Prospect Cemetery entrance

Meeting Time

Old Prospect meets for singing, praying, studying, and preaching each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. We have prayer meeting the 2nd Wednesday night of every month, at 6:00 p.m. We observe the Lord’s Supper quarterly. The church sings old and newer hymns from the American Baptist Hymnal and Heavenly Highway Hymns, supplemented by Mull’s Singing Convention Songbook # 7 (all these are shape note song books). Bible study and preaching is from the King James Bible. Our current Bible study is the book of the Acts of the Apostles, taught by Bro. R. L. Vaughn.

Brief History

Old Prospect Baptist Church is an independent unaffiliated Baptist Church in the Sand Flat Community of southeastern Rusk County, Texas. Stafford Harris came to the community as missionary pastor in December of 1972. The Old Prospect believers were constituted as a church on October 6, 1974, with 44 charter members with letters from Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Enterprise, Texas. At that time the church affiliated with the Mt. Zion Baptist Association and American Baptist Association. Brother Harris remained at the church until September 1975. Following a brief pastorate by Charles Miller, Old Prospect called Glenn Matlock as pastor with the agreement the church would no longer affiliate with the American Baptist Association. Other pastors include Clyde Stephens, James “Harry” Matlock, and Joe Fulton. The current pastor is R. L. Vaughn.

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