WATSON, LIVE OAK Watson Louisiana

Denham Springs, LA

Date Founded: 1884      

Though the exact origin of Live Oak is not known, tradition says that it existed before the Civil War. The earliest record relating to the church dates back to 1884, when a piece of property was donated to the church by a local resident. A church was soon built and a cemetery established.
     Until 1942, Live Oak was on a circuit with the Denham Springs church and Alford's chapel (a small church on Weiss Road). In 1942, Live Oak became a single charge and a parsonage was built to accomodate the pastor.
     In 1950, a new sanctuary was built across the road from the old church. The old church still sits there and is used as a fellowship hall and thrift shop. A new parsonage was built in 1958. It was sold in 1982 and a house on Minglewood Avenue was purchased for use as the parsonage.
     The present sanctuary was completed in 1980. The church is looking forward to the construction of a Family Life Center.