The History of Greater South Temple
Elder Pullen became pastor, he changed the name to Pullen Temple. A t the demis e of Elder Pullen, Supt.
Lea Williams became pastor and changed the name back to South Temple C.O.G.I.C. The name remaiked
till after the builing of our new sancutary in 2000. The new sancturary was named Greater South Temple
Church of God In Christ.
Greater South Temple's history goes by to the early 1920's. A church record confirms that a report from
South Mission was made to our National Church. In 1925, our first National Mother-Mother Lizzie Robinson-
visited South Mission at a time when the church did not have a pastor. Mother Robinson encouraged them,
and let the church now that they were doing the best that they could. Soon after Mother Robinson's visit, Elder
Kendrick became pastor of South Mission. Elder Kendrick later became bishop of Southwest 2nd . Jurisdiction
Mother Bernice Hayman shared some history with us of her experiences at South Temple. Mother
Hayman stated that, on March 16,1932, the church was destroyed. In 1988, when she shared this history with the
church, she and Mother Fannie Bullock were the only two surviving original members, from 66 years ago when the
then South Mission was organized. Mother Hayman donated $66.00 to the church to commemorate the date during
the church anniversary in 1998.
South Temple after the tornado in 1932.
in keeping South Temple Alive.
This church has stayed together under different pastors, such as, Elder Rodgers, Elder Kendricks, Elder
Pullen, Supt Williams and now, Supt. W. E. McGowan since 1980.