First organized in 1876, Joshua Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church took its name from the Rev. Joshua Goins, who founded AME churches throughout Texas. William Sidney Pittman designed the two-story, red-brick sanctuary, constructed in 1917. The Romanesque Revival-style design features walls of large windows supported by exterior buttresses. Periodically, the Ellis County Museum hosts tours of the church and lectures about Pittman, and the church is open during the annual Gingerbread Trail event.
Joshua Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church