WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - An old building right behind Burkburnett ISD that was once on the verge of being demolished will be home for the Red River Cowboy Church.
"The sanctuary of this building is about twice the size of our current building in total, and we have seen significant growth in the last ten months, and it's amazing how the Lord has just blessed us," said Pastor Clay Kahler.
Red River Cowboy Church had been looking for a larger space to support the growing congregation.
“He said I had a dream the other night I dream that we were having a cookout for the folk at the church told the elder that we are going to need more wood because company is coming,” said Kahler.
The pastor says a senior member of the church and self proclaim oldest teenager in Burkburnett told him this new church home was on the way and even better they got it from Burkburnett ISD for a great deal.
“We did a walk thru, and the lady from the school district said we have an offer for you and it’s non-negotiable, and I said what the offer and she said we want to donate it to you,” said Pastor Kahler.
Now, it didn't quite work out that way, but they were able to secure the church by bidding around 500 dollars on the building that was about to demolish. Church members worked to get it all cleared out on Saturday with the help of some good friends.
“I run the drug and alcohol program for Faith Mission, and the guys in the program need to understand and learn how to reach out to the community. They need to learn how to work with churches, and how to build a new community and the way we do that is to go out help churches like Clay and do the work, eat some hamburgers,and fellowship with each other,” said Bob Johnston.
The pastor says the new location being right next to the school opens many doors and will help them make an even more significant impact in the community.