Church hosting free sportsman's banquet
by James Phillips
Jul 19, 2010 | 1405 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In an effort to reach out to men and boys of Walker County, the First Baptist Church of Carbon Hill is hosting its second annual Sportsman's Banquet on Aug. 14.

Pastor Scott McCullar said the free event is designed to be a community-wide outreach. The banquet is being held at the Carbon Hill High School cafeteria and will begin at 7 p.m. that Saturday. McCullar said different types of wild game meat will be served during the meal and door prizes will be given out.

"There is a large section of men in our community that just don't come to church," he said. "There aren't a lot of things designed for men in our churches, and that is what led us to do this last year. We want to give men an opportunity to hear the Gospel message in a different format. A lot of men who wouldn't come to a church building will come to this."

The event's speaker is also sure to draw football fans from across Walker County. Former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tyler Watts will serve as the keynote speaker and will also be on hand after the banquet to sign autographs.

"We feel lucky to have someone like Tyler Watts coming to speak at our banquet," McCullar said. "He was an outstanding athlete and he is also an outstanding witness for Jesus Christ. I'm sure Alabama and Auburn fans will both enjoy hearing him."

The banquet is free, but tickets are required to enter the event. The free tickets are available at the church office. For more information, call First Baptist Carbon Hill at 205-924-4145.

"We only have space in the cafeteria for 300 people, and that is why we need to make sure people have the tickets," McCullar said. "We don't want to turn anyone away, but we do urge everyone interested in coming to call the church office and reserve their tickets in advance. If there are leftover tickets, they will be available at the door, the night of the banquet."