This Week in Texas Methodist History

Date Posted: 11/4/2013

Southern Conference of the MEC Holds Its Final Annual Conference, November 2-6, 1938.


From Nov. 2-6 the Southern Conference met for its final annual conference in Welsh, Louisiana. The Southern Conference had been formed fairly recently—in 1927—by the merger of the Swedish and German MEC Conferences in Texas with the Gulf Conference which had English speaking white churches in Texas and Louisiana.  At the time of merger the Gulf Conference had 26 preachers, the Swedish Conference 12, and the German conference 47. They were distributed through  and . LouisianaTexas

The details of unification had already been negotiated, and members of the annual conference knew that in less than a year …

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