History of Bible Baptist Church
Rev. Loys Vess, assisted by Rev. and Mrs. Lee Kidd, conducted a three week revival meeting in Bridgeport, TX. During the meeting twenty-seven individuals came forward, some being saved, others rededicated their lives to the Lord. As a result of the revival, those concerned felt it was God's will that a mission be started in Bridgeport and on Friday night, October 22, 1943 nineteen individuals came forward expressing their desire to support a church in Bridgeport.
The following week, Rev. Kidd rented a downtown building and he and others worked cleaning the building, making seats and preparing for the first service which was held Thursday night, October 28, 1943. The work progressed under the leadership of Rev. Kidd, Rev. Hutson, and a number of preachers from the Bible Baptist Institute in Fort Worth, TX.
In February 1944, in spite of much opposition, building lots were secured and a new building was started later that year. In December the building was partially completed and the first services were held on Wednesday night, December 29, 1944 in spite of the fact that the church had neither floor or ceiling.
On October 11, 1945 it was decided that the church would be organized with 26 charter members.