Texoma church sticks to the scripture with live nativity scene

POTTSBORO, Tex. (KXII) - For the eighth year in a row, the Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro presented their take on the story of the birth of Jesus.

It's a production that Pastor Bobby Hancock said takes ten months to plan and more than 200 people working together. The script is taken straight out of scripture.

"When you draw it down to the bottom line, Jesus Christ is the reason why we celebrate Christmas," said Hancock.

Hancock said he hopes people will put their political stances aside and really understand the true meaning of Christmas.

"All this political stuff, it'll all go to the waste-side when you realize what's really important," he said.

Hancock said he's seen families from across Texoma, Oklahoma City, and even the DFW metroplex visit. He anticipates over 3,500 visitors this year, making it their biggest yet.

The free event takes visitors on an interactive adventure through the story from the Inn with no vacancy to King Harrod's Palace, members of the church take pride in making their roles as realistic as possible.

Larry Clonts is a member of Georgetown Baptist Church. He said the church putting on the production is a blessing.

"We just love to tell the story, and that's exactly what we try to do," said Clonts. "We just tell the good news."