Easter service at State Park gathers 69 guests

David and Kathy Wills make the drive from their home north of Weatherford each weekend to visit with guests at Lake Mineral Wells State Park in far western Parker County. They spend time with park visitors and staff on Friday and Saturday, inviting them to join the worship service on Sunday morning.

As one of the most heavily visited parks during the spring and fall in the Texas Parks and Wildlife system, Lake Mineral Wells offers opportunity for ministry. Wills is in his third season leading Sunday morning worship services after retiring as Pastor of the Brazos Trails Cowboy Church. He leads the service early in the morning before driving further west to preach at Oran Baptist Church in Palo Pinto County.

Easter weekend draws a big crowd to the park, and this year 69 of those park visitors gathered for the service celebrating Jesus’ resurrection. A few of them were repeat visitors from the year before, and the park staff makes sure that visitors know about the worship service when they check in at the front gate.

Wills brings volunteers with him each weekend to help with music and setup. During the first three weekends of the spring, 89 people have attended worship and Wills has reported three individual gospel conversations. Every week is different, with a new group of guests and unpredictable spring weather.

The Lake Mineral Wells Resort Ministry was begun with a grant from the Mary Hill Davis Offering for State Missions, and continues to be funded through the Parker Baptist Association as an evangelistic outreach to park visitors.

If you would be interested in volunteering with this ministry, contact our office for more details.

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