Tyler was incorporated on January 29, 1850, and instituted an aldermanic form of government. A Masonic lodge was organized in 1848, an Odd Fellows lodge was founded in 1851, and the first newspaper was published the same year. With the growing wave of immigrants from the Old South into Texas after annexation, Tyler grew rapidly.
From humble beginnings 150 years ago on a piece of high ground that is now the town square, Tyler has grown to be the largest community in East Texas. Tyler offers the cultural diversity, quality education, health care, and recreational opportunities of a large city with the hometown friendliness and quality of life of a small community. The city also offers a wide variety of educational opportunities and is home to Tyler Junior College, Texas College, and the University of Texas at Tyler. Tyler has an active fine and performing arts community. Its exciting Broadway and ballet performances, symphony concerts, world-class art museums and wonderful cuisine are sure to please any palate! From zoos to ziplines, museums to movies under the stars, for a city its size, Tyler has a large number of quality attractions.
Pray for the student population of Tyler and strategies to reach them.
Pray for the Arts With A Mission location which is strategically placed within 4 blocks of the Tyler Junior College and less than two miles from the University of Texas at Tyler.
Pray for Arts With A Mission to ignite a creative collaboration between the church and the spheres of influence within Tyler.
Pray for staff as well as city volunteers to have God's vision for the city.