Racing-themed youth ministry


Church youth group ‘Racing to Jesus’

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Courtesy photo Hunter Williams has his Stock 4 race car on display at the “Race to Jesus” event at Browns Creek Baptist Church.


Courtesy photo Colby Gregory displays racing motorcycles at the “Race to Jesus” at Browns Creek Baptist Church.


Courtesy photo Noah Garner stands with his racing go-kart at the “Race to Jesus” event at Browns Creek Baptist Church.


Courtesy photo Robbie Gentry provided a drag racing car for the “Race to Jesus” event at Browns Creek Baptist Church.


By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

UNION — A local church youth group held a racing-themed event as a way to minister to racing enthusiasts.

The youth of Browns Creek Baptist Church held their “Race to Jesus” event last Sunday. The guest speaker of the event was Rodney Poston, Pastor of Vision Racing Ministries.

There were race cars, motorcycles and go-karts from the racing community on display, including Earl Petty’s No. 5 Renegade Race Car, Hunter Williams’ No. 00 Stock 4 race car, Layton Sullivan’s No. 8 Crate Late Model Race Car and Noah Garner’s racing go-cart.

Drag race cars were provided by Charlie Walker, Kevin Morrow, Sammy Smith and Robbie Gentry; and racing motorcycles were provided by Colby Gregory and Phillip Carter.

Johnny Williams said he thoroughly enjoyed the event and was impressed with the testimony of Rodney Poston.

“It was a very good event,” Williams said. “We enjoyed the program — the good food and a good time.”

Williams’ son — 16-year-old Hunter Williams — was one of several drivers to have displays at the event. Hunter began racing at age 11, driving a specially-designed Mustang with extended pedals. Johnny said his son has been around race cars since he could walk as Johnny and his brother Michael both used to race.

In 2012, Hunter became the track champion at Cherokee Speedway in the Young Gunz division. He currently races in both the Monster Minis and Stock 4 divisions. Hunter has won four races this year, including the last one held at Cherokee Speedway. He is sponsored by E-Z Money Pawn Shop and WT’s of Jonesville. Hunter is looking to move up a division next year.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Courtesy photo Hunter Williams has his Stock 4 race car on display at the “Race to Jesus” event at Browns Creek Baptist Church.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Hunter-Williams.jpgCourtesy photo Hunter Williams has his Stock 4 race car on display at the “Race to Jesus” event at Browns Creek Baptist Church.

Courtesy photo Colby Gregory displays racing motorcycles at the “Race to Jesus” at Browns Creek Baptist Church.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Colby-Gregory.jpgCourtesy photo Colby Gregory displays racing motorcycles at the “Race to Jesus” at Browns Creek Baptist Church.

Courtesy photo Noah Garner stands with his racing go-kart at the “Race to Jesus” event at Browns Creek Baptist Church.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Noah-Garner.jpgCourtesy photo Noah Garner stands with his racing go-kart at the “Race to Jesus” event at Browns Creek Baptist Church.

Courtesy photo Robbie Gentry provided a drag racing car for the “Race to Jesus” event at Browns Creek Baptist Church.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Robbie-Gentry.jpgCourtesy photo Robbie Gentry provided a drag racing car for the “Race to Jesus” event at Browns Creek Baptist Church.
Church youth group ‘Racing to Jesus’

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

comments powered by Disqus