February 17, 2016 by: Ben Heimsath

This church on the outside is everything you would expect from a neighborhood Bible church. The composition pairs a modest pitch-roof structure with an unadorned steeple. The materials are humble, the craftsmanship indicative of volunteer carpentry. On-line, the church describes its ministry in the same down to earth fashion:

“South Austin Baptist Church is a warm, friendly, family-oriented church. It is a church that preaches and teaches the old-time religion, sings the old-fashioned hymns of the faith, and uses only the King James Bible….”

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The website describes many changes and transitions since the South Austin Baptist Church started in a washateria in 1957. The congregation has worshipped at five different locations in South Austin and changed its name twice.

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Facilities may change, but their theological message doesn’t. The roadside sign tells it like it is: “Come Follow The Old Paths With Us.”  

South Austin Bible Church, 8210 South First St., Austin, TX  78748

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