Oklahoma Baptist Church, Double Run

double run ga historic oklahoma baptist church photogrpah copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

This congregation in the Double Run community was established in 1909.

Here’s a nice memory from Wally Calhoun: “I remember as a little boy going to this church with my grand parents Dan and Lois Calhoun when my family would come visit. Virginia Calhoun Spradley and Barbara Calhoun Schmauzer are my aunts. My grandfather was the music minister here. Sometime around the early 70′s I remember going early to the church with him to get ready for the morning service and he handed me a couple of bathroom tissue rolls and told me to be sure both outhouses were stocked with tissue.. Yes, outhouses“.

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8 responses to “Oklahoma Baptist Church, Double Run

  1. Dennis

    I am a calhoun and dan is the great great uncle are we related

  2. Becky and Sonny Dorminey

    How special to see this picture of Oklahoma Baptist Church as I scrolled down the pages in Facebook tonight. My husband, Sonny Dorminey, was the pastor at Oklahoma Baptist Church for some twenty-plus years. Our hearts will always be at Oklahoma Church and with the people there. We had many special times there we will never forget. We especially wish THIS weekend (July 24, 2016) to remember those who have gone on to be with the Lord and honor those faithful members who still carry on.

    We were told during some of our years at Oklahoma that one of the early church members long ago had always longed to travel on to Oklahoma, but he never got the opportunity When Oklahoma Baptist Church was formed in 1909, the members therefore, named the church “Oklahoma” because of his desire to go on to Oklahoma.

  3. Wally Calhoun

    I remember as a little boy going to this church with my grand parents Dan and Lois Calhoun when my family would come visit. Virginia Calhoun Spradley and Barbara Calhoun Schmauzer are my aunts. My grandfather was the music minister here. Sometime around the early 70’s I remember going early to the church with him to get ready for the morning service and he handed me a couple of bathroom tissue rolls and told me to be sure both outhouses were stocked with tissue.. Yes, outhouses….. He’s buried in the church cemetery and thankfully those outhouses have been replaced with modern facilities but I will remember helping my grandfather get the church ready for morning worship as a small boy.

  4. Barbara Calhoun Schmauzer

    I, too, lived in a small house in front of Oklahoma Baptist Church for several years (younger sister to Virginia Calhoun Spradley above) and continued to go there even after our family moved closer to Double Run area and until I moved away in 1964 to Atlanta area. I still go to Oklahoma whenever I go back home to visit my brother, Carlos Calhoun, who is still a member of Oklahoma Baptist Church. Yes, there is a grave with “litered Knots” and another with a building over it. These two graves have drawn a lot of attention over the years. My family has a lot of great memories at Oklahoma Baptist Church.

  5. Virginia Calhoun Spradley

    I lived in a small house in front of Oklahoma Church for several years. I attended the church until after I married & moved to Cordele
    I still attend there on special occasions. My parents are buried there & my husband passed away in 2008 & he is also buried there.

  6. Betty Stewart

    THERES A CHURCH NEAR PITTS IN WILCOX CO. NAME, PINE VIEW, MY DAD PASTORED THERE IN LATE 40S AND EARLY 50S. WOULD LIKE SO MUCH TO SEE A PICTURE OF IT.
    THIS SITE IS GREAT, THANKS SO MUCH.

  7. Wilton King

    Brian, I noticed that you were just in our City of Pitts and today you were in Double Run. Next time you are in Pitts, please stop by city hall where I am the City Clerk. I would like to tell you a little about our town and county. Did you know that a rare and famous meteor fell just north of town in the 1920’s and a part of that meteor is now in the Smithsonian? While you were at Oklahoma church, did you see the grave with the “Litered Knots” covering it? That has been there a long time.

    Your photos are beautiful and I appreciate your site.

    Wilton King

    • Thanks, Wilton…I’ll definitely pay you a visit. I had no idea about the meteor, and would love to know more…I did see the “Litered Knots” grave…most of the Pates in the cemetery are my maternal grandmother’s family, and until yesterday I had never even been to this cemetery…Thanks again for visiting!

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