Ministry to celebrate Resurrection

Published 7:40 pm Friday, April 18, 2014

Celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ—the reason Kingdom Life Outreach Ministries is hosting their 2014 Resurrection Easter Sunday and an Easter egg hunt, which is scheduled for today.

According to Pastor Glenwood A. Horton, a Washington native and pastor of Kingdom Life Outreach Ministries, his ministry celebrates the Resurrection starting on Good Friday, the day Jesus was laid to rest in the tomb. After three days, Jesus rose from the tomb. Resurrection Sunday will mark and celebrate that day.

“This is our first year of ministry,” said Horton. “This is the first year we are doing this event as far as Easter Sunday and the Easter egg hunt.”

The Easter egg hunt, which has been moved to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington due to inclement weather, is scheduled for today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the hunt, Horton said there will be free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks provided for participants.

“We plan to bring the community together and show them that the church does care about them and it’s not always about going to a church setting,” Horton said. “We can always reach someone through community events. We are not focusing on the Easter bunny. We are focusing on Jesus Christ. It’s just an avenue that we can get people to come out and help celebrate the Resurrection.”

Horton hopes people will come out to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ with Kingdom Life Ministries on Sunday at 11 a.m.

“We will have a big service and singing and of course, preaching,” Horton said. “We will just really celebrate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for what he has done for us. It’s not so much about what he has given us, but it’s all about what he has done for us. If he hadn’t died on the Cross we wouldn’t be living today. Had he not died for our sins we all would have been lost. That’s the main point of what we are celebrating.”

According to Horton, he received all of his spiritual skills and training at the Temple of Jesus Christ through Bishop James Lee Woolard. Horton took that training and through the Lord’s guidance, he started his ministry. Horton said that he hopes to impact the community and lead souls to Jesus.

“Our church is not a traditional church,” Horton said. “We try to reach out to the community to reach lost souls. We try to go out into the community and compel people to come in, and even if they don’t come in—as long as we reach somebody that’s not saved or just needs an encouraging word, that’s all that matters. We are not big on membership. We are not focused on how many people are there on Sunday. Our ministry is focused on going outside of the four walls and building the kingdom of God.”

Kingdom Life Outreach Ministries is located at 507 North Market Street. The Boys and Girls Club of Washington is located at 1089 Bridge Street in Washington.

For those who cannot attend the Easter egg hut, the City of Washington is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt on Monday, April 21 at 2 p.m. for ages 2-3, 4-5 and 6-8. The hunt will be at Susie Gray McConnell Sports Complex. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket. There will be a fire truck, prizes and the Easter Bunny at the hunt. For more information, call 975-9367.