Event bring old time religion to area

Jimmy Dreiss and his son, Grady, sing from a hymnal during the 2017 Hill Country Cowboy Camp Meeting. This year’s revival gets underway Sunday and will feature a different pastor each evening for a week. A barbecue and potluck dinner is served each night.


A week of “old-time religion” will begin Sunday at the Hill Country Cowboy Camp meeting.

Praise music kicks off the camp meeting on Sunday afternoon: Exit 505 will start at 3 p.m., followed by Louada Raschke at 4 p.m. and Hay Wire at 5 p.m.

Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q will offer sandwiches for sale.

A different preacher will bring God’s message each night along with singing and fellowship under the old tabernacle that has seen thousands of worshipers since 1939. 

A barbecue dinner with beans will be prepared each evening at 6 p.m. Locals are invited to help make this the biggest covered dish dinner in West Kerr County. 

Some years have seen 400 people attend, hoping to renew old friendships and meet new people. Recent years have seen a decline, but there are always many to enjoy dinner and meet new friends under the oaks and praise God in the old tabernacle. 

Barnett Chapel with Allen Noah and Clifton Fifer will bring a message and music along with harmony Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday night will feature Frankie Enloe and the Guadalupe Boys and a “down home” message interspersed with Hill Country Bluegrass. 

A patriotic service is on tap Wednesday night to stir hearts with honor and history of a proud nation by Ray Miller of the Church in the Valley in Leakey. Ruth Anne Cox will play piano and lead music.

On Thursday night, Mike Williams and the Zion Lutheran Church praise team will stir hearts and invite everyone to participate in the upward call to Zion. 

Friday night will feature Ray Tear, retired Presbyterian minister, and Trinity Baptist Church choir will present the salvation message.

World Ride Ministries and Praise Team of Harper will highlight the Saturday service. Mike Weaver will tell the story of Christ and his love for humankind. 

The closing service on Sunday morning features Doug Smith of Divide Chapel. The Women’s Auxiliary will conduct the memorial service honoring those who have passed away. The annual business meeting also will be held.

Barbecue and beans will be provided at each service to accompany covered dish items brought by those attending services. 

The organizers have encouraged attendees “to bring a friend who needs to hear God’s word.” For more information, contact Tom McComack at 830-739-0875.

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