The team drove from Tampa, Florida on Saturday, February 2nd, to Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Tom Craig is one of our dear friends and the pastor of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. We have held a number of meetings with this wonderful ministry, but this was the first time we had been in their new church and property for a full week. We had a great time together!
The focal point of the week was outreach. Special events were planned for every night. The people really took great advantage of the opportunities and brought many of their friends. Monday and Tuesday nights were designated for the Ladies and Men, both including a steak meal and dessert!  Wednesday was a Family Fun Night and the congregation seemed to really enjoy the bluegrass music. The teens worked hard to canvass the Oak Ridge area each day during the week, and despite the rainy evening, held a great Cola Wars on Thursday. Friday, we concluded with an Irish Sacred Concert. There were many visitors that came during the week and it was a joy for us to be able to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. We were thrilled to know that some believed on Christ!
We also had a great time of fellowship with Pastor Tom and Kim Craig, Pastor Bobby McCoy, and Dave Massa. They have always been incredible hosts. They won our team over even before we arrived by sending them Starbucks gift cards in advance! We sense such a unity with these dear brothers. Every moment together was a joy and challenge. If you are ever in the Oak Ridge area, you should consider attending services at Oak Ridge Baptist Church.
Check out pictures from the week HERE!