National Day of Prayer hosted by Houston County Churches
Houston County Courier
Crockett area churches hosted a well-attended Nation-al Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 6 on the east-side of the Courthouse. The first 200 people that at-tended the service received a free sack lunch and a cold drink. The welcoming and opening prayer was hosted by Pastor of Central Baptist Church in Crockett John Goss. The Pledge of Allegiance was of-fered by Thomas Spath, pastor of First Presbyterian of Crock-ett accompanied by home school students of Houston County. The National Anthem was sung by Reggie Gregory, pas-tor of Weldon Baptist Church. Tim Allen, pastor of First Christian of Crockett, read a scripture of the Bible 1 Peter 2:13-17. Norm Choate offered a prayer for America, Winston Spencer, pastor of New Plea-sant Grove Baptist Church said the prayer for the executive branch and Keeny Dickenson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Crockett said a prayer for legislative branch. Dr. Bill Jones, DOM of Neches River Baptist Associa-tion said a prayer for the Judi-cial Branch. First United Methodist of Crockett Pastor Jerry House presented scripture readings from Psalm, Proverbs and Je-remiah. Father Gary Rottman, of St. Francis of the Tejas Catholic Church said a prayer for all military and Jack Chase, pas-tor of All Saints Episcopal of Crockett said a prayer for the state. The prayer for the local community and its leaders was spoken by Larry Mouton, pas-tor of St. Luke’s Baptist Church of Crockett. The prayer for the communi-ty school was spoken by Mark Rushing, chaplain of the Crockett State School and the prayer for community churches was given by Bill Martin, pastor of Lake Baptist Church of Crockett. Rick Kelley, preaching Elder Grace Street Church of God of Crockett gave the prayer for the families in the community and Steve Meadows, pastor of West Side Baptist Church of Crockett gave the responsive reading prayer of national re-pentance by Matt Tullos. Amazing Grace was well sung by Reggie Gregory, pas-tor of Weldon Baptist Church and the benediction was pre-sented by Jesse Schaeffer.