THE GATHERING WACO
Sunday, April 9, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm (Gates Open at 4:15pm)
Baylor's McLane Stadium
Admission is free, but seating is limited to the first 45,000
THE GATHERING EXECUTIVE TEAM
Ramiro Pena, Executive Director
Jimmy Seibert, Executive Administrator
John Durham, Lead Administrator
Billy Edwards, Prayer Partners/Follow Up
C.J. Oliver, Church Recruitment
Gary Rhodes, Choir/Worship
Mario Sandoval, Prayer
Wayne Williams, Personalities/Community Outreach
A BRIDGE CONNECTING WACO AND OTHERS
In 1869, the Waco Suspension Bridge was first opened for traffic across the Brazos River. Situated between Austin and Dallas, Waco was located on the important Chisholm Trail, the north-south route used to transport cattle from ranches in Texas to railheads in Kansas. But before the bridge was built, anyone wanting to cross the Brazos River relied on a ferry, a dangerous, if not time-consuming, prospect. This bridge served to more readily connect communities of people and businesses that once struggled to cross the expansive Brazos River. In one day, a bridge was crossed that continues to stand 146 years later.
On Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 another kind of bridge is being built in Waco, one between the church and the community. On this night an historic event will take place at Baylor's McLane Stadium where The Church of Waco and beyond will come together for one evening to worship God in one place! It will be a fantastic Pre-Easter celebration featuring Miles McPherson and local testimonies including Coach Scott Drew. In addition, we are forming a combined mass choir to join in the worship celebration under the leadership of Dr. Jimmy Hunter and Gary Rhodes where a 1,000 voices join together in one voice!
BUILDING A BRIDGE TO SERVE LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES AND FAMILIES
We don't want to only have a celebration that is spiritually impacting, we also want to impact local food pantries in our community. So we are asking everyone coming in attendance to bring, at least, 2 canned goods to be distributed to local food pantries so this event will continue to practically affect lives when we're done!
The event is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to bring a friend to hear the Gospel!
God has a plan for Waco and for YOUR life!