East Texas church looking to grow within the community

ETOILE, TX (KTRE) - An East Texas Baptist church is trying to bring the community together through the "Big Apple Adventure".

It's Alco Baptist church's first family fun day, designed to bring East Texans together for fun and fellowship.

Church pastor, Frank Young, says when he took the church over four years ago, there were only two members.  Since then, membership has grown 250 percent. Now they have 50 members.

The church wants to grow in the community by spreading the word.

"We prayed yesterday before we left the church," said Young. "If one child shows up here today, and we tell them about God and their life is changed, then everyone of us feel like we've accomplished something here."

Kids enjoyed snow cones, bounce houses, food, and more. The church says they also donate plates of food to people in the community.

Young invites everyone to come attend services Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.

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