Members of the Woodstock First Baptist’s Jasper campus pumped and paid for part of the gas purchased Saturday at a Jasper convenience store to show they are grateful to be in this community.
Saturday, members of the Woodstock First Baptist Church’s Jasper campus held “Fillin’ up Jasper” at the BP station next to Waffle House on Highway 53.
For two hours, the church paid for $1 of every gallon of gas any motorist purchased, for 10 gallons max.
Campus pastor Eddie Rhodes said, “We are doing this to show that we really care about the community, and we are grateful to be here.”
Church volunteers pumped the gas for drivers so they could stay in their cool cars. Church member Carly Osborne said, “We want to show our love for the community, especially in these hard times.”
While pumping gas, church volunteers handed out Waffle House coupons, Bibles and information on the church.
“I love my church and I love Jesus,” said volunteer Sarah Dickerson. The church is located at 5335 Hwy 53 West in Jasper. Church worship is on Sundays at 11a.m. To contact the Woodstock First Baptist Church in Jasper call 770-591-2640 or go to their website, www.woodstockchurch.tv.