Baptist and Reflector
STANTON — Wearing green hats and warm smiles, a large group of Tennessee Baptist volunteers served lunch to more than 1,000 construction workers on Friday afternoon at BlueOval City (the under-construction Ford plant) in Stanton.
The luncheon — hosted by more than a dozen Baptist churches and supported by the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board and the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief feeding unit — was held to celebrate the completion of 1,000,000 union hours on the site.
All told, more than 100 Baptist volunteers performed various jobs, including cooking and serving food, during the event. The
workers were able to pick up free Bibles and received information about how they could connect with local churches.
“I’m overwhelmed by the greatness of this opportunity,” said Ben Cowell, pastor of Brownsville Baptist Church, just moments before lunch was served. “Just stop and look around: God is using us to expand the kingdom. How awesome is that?”
The luncheon lasted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and included a brief ceremony. Danny Sinquefield, Harvest Field 1 Team Leader for the TBMB, welcomed the workers to the luncheon from the podium while the Baptist volunteers manned more than 10 serving lines that offered up burgers, hot dogs, fruit, cold drinks and dessert.
Full coverage of the event, including a feature story and a photo gallery, will be included in the April 26 print edition of the Baptist and Reflector.