Mobile Ministry

By: Laurabree Austin
By: Laurabree Austin

A lot of things these days are mobile. We walk around with our cell phones and we take our laptops with us. But have you ever thought about a mobile church? One Teays Valley ministry is taking the idea to a whole new level.

When we think of Sunday church services, a purple cow bus isn't usually what comes to mind.

But every Sunday, the bus pulls into Marina Park for services. It's a mobile home community in Teays Valley and the families there get a kick out of it.

Since January the purple cow bus has been driving around. The cow part actually stands for church on wheels. They've just run with the theme, and it's certainly caught on.

Pastor Kellie Frazier has very personal reasons for wanting take on this project.

“I was a neglected child myself so typically when God saves someone like that your heart goes out to ones like you,” said Frazier. “The areas God has called me to are places where children are lonely. They need to feel loved they need to know the message of cross.”

Both of Patti Collins’ children ride the bus. She says that when the bus first arrived, families quickly figured out what was going on.

“They honked their horn and my kids wanted to come to church, and they went with my dad once,” said Collins. “I don't drive or anything so it's really convenient. I just walk my kids down here.”

And as Patti Collins gets off the bus to walk home with her kids, she knows the purple cow bus will be back the next Sunday.


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