Cross Walk moves to indoor ceremony

Published 1:53 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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By KC Smith

Cooleemee Correspondent

Cooleemee”s annual Cross Walk scheduled on Good Friday, April  8, was cancelled due to thunderstorms.

Having a short sermon inside the sanctuary was planned, and as everyone was being seated, a small band began setting up.

  Johnny Oceguera, lead pastor of Victory Baptist in Cooleemee has a good friend, Chad Harwell, part of a Word of Life community based out of New York.

Harwell was aware the Over Flow Legacy traveling band, which is part of the Word of Life community, would be passing through and he asked Oceguera if they could play a few songs on Good Friday.

  Oceguera introduced Harwell, who shared a moving message.

The band played a song and attendees sang along. The band followed up with another song.     

     The leaders of the band are Bobby Brown and wife Quimey Brown.      Band member Lex Edwards, twin sister of Nay Edwards,  last saw her family last August.  Each band member makes a 9 month commitment to travel from state to state to share praises to those who say yes to church.

The band delivered non-blaring music, which had a relaxing tone with pure spiritual lyrics.

Just when you think all things are lost when an annual event is canceled, God steps in and arranges a change of plans that truly blessed all.

Interim pastor Dr. Kenneth Lance closed the service with prayer and all gathered in fellowship hall for hot coffee and breakfast.     

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