Pastors Jerome Ellard, New Beginnings Christian Fellowship; Sonny Parsons, First Christian Church; Elder David Nutt, Sit'em Down Cowboy Church; Dr. Jack Hetzel, First United Methodist Church; Dr. Bill Weaver, First Baptist Church; and Liz Elkins, Gospel Lighthouse.

 “Good Friday reminds us that we live in a world of pain. There is hope because we know that Sunday is coming: but there is pain, and loss, and regret, and tears. We don’t want to move too quickly past this day because it is this horrible day that allows us to know with confidence that this world is not our home. It is this day that allows us to say even though it looks like we are defeated, we know that God has won. It is this day that we can call ‘good’ because on this day, the God of the universe sent His son to die on a cross to pay a debt that we could never pay. On this day, Jesus Christ took on Himself the penalty for our sins and we can rejoice and call this day ‘good.’” Good Friday Service program.

Dr. Jack Hetzel, pastor of First United Methodist Church.
Dr. Bill Weaver, pastor First Baptist Church and Vice President of Big Sandy Ministerial Alliance
Jerome Ellard, pastor of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship and President of Big Sandy Ministerial Alliance

Pastors from several local churches spoke on Good Friday…about the horrors that our Lord Jesus Christ endured for our sins and about the promise of hope that His resurrection brings.

Sonny Parsons, pastor First Christian Church
Liz Elkins, pastor Gospel Lighthouse
Elder David Nutt and Rickey Caughron, Sit’em Down Cowboy Church

The Big Sandy Ministerial Alliance wishes to thank Dr. Jack Hetzel and the congregation at First United Methodist Church for hosting the service and reception, Patti Rozell for the beautiful music, and all those who offered food for the reception.

Pastor Liz Elkins, Dr. Jack Hetzel, and Michael Baggett at receptioin.