Our Story

How it all started...

Frisco Baptist Association is located in the Southeast corner of the State of Oklahoma--Choctaw, McCurtain, and Pushmataha Counties. The Associational territory is bordered on the East by the State of Arkansas; on the South by the State of Texas, along the Red River; on the North by Latimer, Leflore, and Pittsburg Counties; and on the West by Atoka, Bryan, and Pittsburg Counties.

No one can say with absolute accuracy where the name of the association originated. It has been suggested that the name was chosen because the churches which organized the association were located on or near the railroad lines of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad (FRISCO). Since the railroad provided the main form of rapid transportation both North/South and East/West in Southeastern Oklahoma, logic suggested that FRISCO BAPIST ASSOCIATION was an appropriate name.

In March 1894, at the regular meeting of the church at Talihina, Indian Territory, an invitation was extended to several churches asking them to send messengers to the fifth Sunday meeting at Talihina to consider the propriety of organizing a new association to occupy the territory South of Short Mountain and East of the Choctaw - Chickasaw Associations. The very first Annual meeting was held with the church at Tuskahoma at 11 AM on the Saturday before the third Sunday in September of 1894. Eleven churches made up Frisco Baptist Association in the very beginning: Antlers, Kosoma, Maxie, New Prospect, Oak Grove, Pilgrim Rest, Salem, Shawneytown, Talihina, Tuskahoma, and Wister.

Hugo 1910
Broadway at Duke looking north


1101 W. Finley Ave, Hugo, OK . 74743
Right across the street from the Baptist Village of Hugo