Baylor, Second Missionary Baptist Church To Dedicate Historic Plaque

Oct. 27, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University and Second Missionary Baptist Church of Waco will hold a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, on the plaza outside the North Village Community Center on the Baylor campus.

Participants in the ceremony will include Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr., Waco Mayor Mae Jackson and the Rev. Dr. Nika L.J. Davis Sr., the current pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church. Following the 30-minute ceremony, a reception will be held inside the community center.

On Dec. 22, 2002, the university and the historic church, which was located on the north side of the Baylor campus on M.L. Cooper Drive, announced the completion of a real estate transaction that would allow the church to build a new facility in Waco and Baylor to begin construction on the North Village Residential Community.

As part of the agreement, Baylor has preserved the church's historic marker in a limestone rock garden area along the Spiritual Walkway in the North Village.

The new Second Missionary Baptist Church is located at 2001 Dallas St. The North Village Residential Community, Baylor's first housing complex to be built in nearly 40 years, opened to 600 students in August.

For more information, contact Lori Fogleman, director of media relations at Baylor, at (254) 710-6275 or mobile (254) 709-5959.

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