Pecan Point tells of first Protestant church services during 1816 in what is now Oklahoma. Early Methodist Circuit. This was an area on both sides of Red River where, in 1818, Rev. Wm. Stevenson, Methodist preacher, held the first Protestant church services in what is now Oklahoma. The region north of Red River was Choctaw country from 1820 to 1907. About 2 mi. northwest of here Harris Ferry was well known for many years.