|The Gathering Place|
Nearly 100 men from all over east Texas meet deep in the piney woods once a month for breakfast, fellowship and devotion time. Photo by Randy Kinsey
COLMESNEIL, Texas (BP)--Deep in the piney woods of east Texas, nearly 100 men from a variety of backgrounds gather once a month in a log cabin overlooking a catfish pond to share breakfast and celebrate their common bond of love for the Lord.
Fred Minton, a trial consultant and member of Highland Baptist Church in Dallas, owns a lake house in Colmesneil, Texas, about 60 miles north of Beaumont.
Breakfast is served at each meeting before a devotional message at The Gathering Place in east Texas. Area pastors and laymen serve as singers and speakers for the meetings, all with the intent of sharing how God is at work in their lives. Photo by Randy Kinsey
When he and his wife are in Colmesneil, they attend First Baptist Church. A member there had been asking Minton to join him at a men's breakfast the third Thursday morning of every month, but Minton was usually in Dallas during the week. One Thursday in February, Minton was in Colmesneil and decided to take the church member up on his offer.
He drove through a dense forest, looking for the log cabin and speculating that 10-15 men would be in attendance for the breakfast. Read More