FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- For the last three years, the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Trenton has been meeting at school and not an actual church facility. After this week, that will all change thanks to hundreds of volunteers. Daniel Gotera explains.
It was hot summer day, but that didn’t stop over 400 people from coming to Trenton to help out a group in need.
"We come here because the Lord has led us here,” says Charlie Brown, one of 22 people from Kentucky that traveled the long distance to Fannin County. Mr. Brown says they never thought twice about helping another congregation since his church was built the same way seven years ago.
"If we come down here and build this church, then there will be souls saved and our whole goal in life is to have people saved and go to heaven and skip hell, that’s the whole idea of church building."
The church will be the new home of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. Members who once met in a Trenton warehouse will soon have an 11,000-square foot facility to call their own.
"We’re just excited to build a new place where we can worship and we're excited about it," Cornerstone Baptist Church pastor Chris Cowen says.
The new church will be located off Highway 121. Cowen says they petitioned Baptist Church Builders of Texas for the building, and after a couple of meetings with the group, they agreed to Trenton.
"I believe that God has raised us up to reach some people that really just want to hear the preaching of the word, grow in their faith and walk with God."
It is work that Charlie Brown and the other 400 volunteers are happy to do.
"When you do the Lord’s work and the Lord’s will, He will provide the way. He provides what you need to get done."