Plantersville churches bring community together

Published 8:59pm Friday, January 28, 2011

PLANTERSVILLE — Good ole fashion gospel singing is in store for anyone who cares to attend at Plantersville Baptist Church, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4.

While your soul is blessed with the sounds of the Larch Family, Solid Rock and others, you may help a couple of children who were severely injured when their white Ford truck collided with a Norfolk Southern train near Lovelady Road and Dallas County Road 63.

Three Plantersville churches — Plantersville Baptist, Plantersville United Methodist and Plantersville Christian — will join to organize the gospel singing.

The Rev. Presley “Butch” Cousins, pastor of the Methodist church, said he talked to a friend from Montgomery who sang at his church recently would she be interested in helping with the event. She suggested Cousins call David Larch of the Larch Family. Cousins called Larch, who agreed to bring all the equipment and some fellow singers.

“We had it all done in about 30 minutes,” Cousins said. “He has just been a Godsend.”

Cousins said community people had wanted to do something, but didn’t how or what exactly to do. That’s when the three churches stepped in.

“It’s just the way God works these things out,” Cousins said.

The Rev. Don Stephens, pastor of the Baptist church, said everyone is welcome to come and there will be no admission.

“We will take a love offering for the two little girls,” he said.

Refreshments will be served afterward.

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