Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
On TX-159, Just outside of Fayetteville, Texas (pop. 261), the Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church raises its spire among the oaks and pecans. TX-159 is two-lanes wide, and winds through farms and ranches, and doesn't carry a whole lot of traffic, most days. There's a dirt parking lot bordered by trees near the church, and on Sundays, I expect the few parishioners who can crowd into this tiny place of worship raise a joyful noise. But it was very quiet on the Saturday when I passed through, and the only sounds were birds and the breeze.