Anderson a cabinet maker and furniture maker in Willis. In May 1966, this church was dedicated as a Texas Historical Landmark by the Texas Historical Survey Committee and markers were placed at the church to share the church's rich history.
Descendents of these families remain members today.
A thriving agricultural community, Elba is home to two of the top 100 farms in the country.
Its biggest cash crop being the onion, Elba is the self-proclaimed "Onion Capital of the World".
Home of the Lancers, Elba Central School has a total enrollment of about 500 students K-12.
Located in the western New York region, Elba enjoys four seasons of weather, each with their own unique outdoor activities.Major retailers and popular chain restaurants are just 6 miles away in close by Batavia, NY.Elba Central School is a short walk from the parsonage and church. The need for a resident minister grew and a parsonage was built. Benches in the building were handmade with square nails. First Baptist Church Willis A missionary from Huntsville, Elder J. Ewing Martin printed in the 1981 Montgomery County History book compiled by the Montgomery County Genealogical Society. Creath, met with a few people July 10, 1850, at a house in the neighborhood of Zill Mc Caleb for the purpose of talking about organizing a church. "We were outgrowing the old facility." Smith continues to lead the church today. The Courier thanks Jan Parker Dial for her contribution to this article. Pugh advertised for the donation of seats, lamps, a Bible and hymn book for the completion of the new church. FUMC-Willis continues to add property to the original site in part to serve the needs of a growing population and downtown Willis residents, even as other churches move west of Interstate 45. We are offering a competitive salary along with a benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, and retirement.A 2,300 square foot parsonage located across the street from the church is available, or a housing allowance could be negotiated.