How we got here

Kinder Bible Church building


In 1893 Dr. C.I. Scofield, then pastor of the First Congregational Church of Dallas, Texas sent Paul Leeds to Jennings, Louisiana to serve there until they could secure a pastor.

From there, Paul was sent to the Green Oak settlement near Kinder. This temporary service became a ministry that lasted over sixty years when that fourth Sunday in November 1893 doors were opened over a section of about forty square miles. In 1902, the church at Green Oak moved to Kinder, which was just becoming established as a town.

The early years of the First Congregational Church were marked by growth both in numbers and spiritual health. In 1955, the First Congregational Church became independent and over the years grew to be a Bible Church. In July 1998, First Congregational Church of Kinder changed its name to Kinder Bible Church.