DECATUR, Ill.—Riverside Baptist Church held a program for area hunters and those interested in outdoor sports, drawing 63 attendees. More than half of the attendees are not connected to the church.
The event featured Illinois Department of Natural Resources Officer Brian McReynolds, member of a sister GARBC church in Shelbyville, Ill. Keynote speaker was Bill Jenkin, an avid hunter and outdoorsman who also serves as president of Continental Baptist Missions. Area outdoors-related businesses participated by giving instructive talks about hunting, donating door prizes, and providing displays. The gospel was clearly presented, and one individual made a profession of faith in Christ.
The banquet produced several good contacts throughout the area, and the church is planning to host another sportsmen’s banquet in 2011.