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BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Falfurrias, Texas

Photos courtesy Ruben R. Hernandez
Captions provided by Ruben R. Hernandez
Bethel Presbyterian Church Choir Rehearsal January 1957
L-R, back row: Elders Ramon Guerra, Manuel Morales, and David Garcia Girl singers are Oralia Garcia; sisters Bess, Noemi and Eloisa Morales; and Elva Garcia. The pianist is Betty Morales. The little girl pouting on the right is Norma Guerra.
Bethel Presbyterian Church Building, 1999
This church, predominately Mexican-American, was organized in the mid 1940s, flourished to about 90 members, and then declined in membership and closed in the mid-1980s. The remaining congregation moved their membership to the neighboring First Presbyterian Church.
Bethel Presbyterian Church Congregation
This is a small part of the congregation of the Bethel Presbyterian Church in the early 1970s. Among the members were the families of David Garcia, Manuel Morales, Ramon Guerra, and Ramon Navarro. David Garcia was the onsite manager of the nearby Las Palomas Ranch. Ramon Navarro is a 2006 Brooks County Commissioner.
 

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