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Cedar Branch Missionary Baptist Church

About Our Pastor

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My given name is Clyde Mathews, Jr. I am the son of the late Rev. Clyde Mathews, Sr and Sis.Verna Mathews Harris.  Also, I am the grandson of the late Rev. G. B. Bailey, Sr. and the nephew of Rev. G. B. Bailey, Jr. I was born in Crockett, Texas in the year of our Lord, March 26, 1961.

I united with the church at an early age of three (3) under the leadership of the late Rev. W. M. Richardson, of Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Oakwood, Texas.  My current membership is at Union Prairie Missionary Baptist Church in Crockett, Texas.  Rev. Myron E. Waddle is the Pastor.


Presently, I am the Pastor of Cedar Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Grapeland, Texas.  Before this assignment, I pastored at  Washington Chapel Church in Elkhart, Texas and the New Hope Baptist Church in Oakwood,Texas.  

I serve as the Moderator's Assistant, Financial Chair Person, Mission #2 Spiritual Advisor, and the Fifth Sunday Coordinator of the Palestine Bowen District Association, Palestine, Texas.

In 1986, I married my wife,  Evelyn J. Mathews. We have three (3) children and one (1) grandson.  We reside in Oakwood, Texas.

I enjoy fishing and watching all sports, even though I didn't play.  But, the most enjoyable thing I love is preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and telling others of God's grace and mercy.

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