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Saint John CME Church
(601 N. East St., Sherman)


This church, organized in 1875 as Saint John Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Chapel, held it initial services in a sanctuary located in a local community of freedmen known as "Brushtown." The Rev. E.W. Moseley (1854-1911) served as its first pastor. The church relocated here in 1912 and in 1926 contractors J. A. Simmons and Jerry Wall completed this 2-story Greek Revival sanctuary during the pastorship of the Rev. I.E. Raines. It features a central pedimented temple entry with four ionic columns rising from a grand entry staircase; defined bays on all sides; and pilasters. (RTHL - 1993)