Deep East Texas church offers limo service for senior members

Deep East Texas church offers limo service for senior members
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

POLLOK, TX (KTRE) - Every Sunday morning around 8 a.m., a church volunteer like Richard Ramirez cranks up the church limo and heads out to pick up some very exclusive passengers.

"It really means a lot for me in my heart to be able to give them a ride and for them to have a way to church," said Richard Ramirez, a youth minister and volunteer driver.

Senior members of Clawson Assembly of God are those exclusive passengers, who otherwise would miss out on worship services.

"It means a whole lot. It means if I didn't ride, I wouldn't get to come to Sunday school and church," said Lynda Mitchell, who rides the limo to church.

Senior members unable to attend services; a trend that leaders of the church began to notice.

"There's several of them that they can't drive at night, so the limo is a great way for us to go and pick them up and bring them back, just to give back to them since they've given so much to our church already," said Chris Mott, children's pastor at Clawson Assembly of God.

And those same seniors who've given so much, continue to do so just by simply riding to church.

"Man I just love hanging out with the older ladies. They have so much knowledge and wisdom to share. They love life; everything's just a blessing to them so it's great to just hang out with them for a little while," Mott said.

The limo service has been around for the last 10 years and the response from the seniors is always the same.

"Very appreciative; they always thank us, they always tell us thank you and tell us how much they appreciate us picking them up because if not, they wouldn't be able to find a way to church," Ramirez said.

The church is on its third limo and as for its future?

"We'll hold on to it for as long as we can," Mott said.

Church officials said they plan on upgrading the limo in the near future.

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