Come As You Are to the New Church in Town
There’s a new church in town, and you can come as you are. Christ Embassy Worship Center Pastor Wade McKinney said the overwhelming theme of the church is, “We care more about where you’re going, than where you’ve been.” The congregation currently meets in the Freestate Building at the Van Zandt County Fairgrounds Sunday mornings at 10:30 and is beginning a monthly “Friday Night Fire” service at 7:00, the second Friday night of the month, with the first one being this Friday, January 12. Friday Night Fire services are about worship, Word, and prayer for special needs.
Member, Maggie Potts was excited to share that Christ Embassy Worship Center also focusses on meeting the needs of those in their congregation and the community around them with a food ministry. When she was sick, folks from church brought her food on Christmas and prayed for her. She happily testified to being better now.
Pastor McKinney is new to the area, and started as Chaplain at the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Department in October 2017. Previously, he served as Chaplain for the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers for Region one. The new Canton minister has done missions work in 17 countries, including Israel, Africa, and India. He has authored several articles in various periodicals and published a book titled, I Came Here on Purpose. During worship services the congregation sings sacred hymns, gospel spirituals, modern worship, and even songs that McKinney has written, himself. He encourages people to dress casual and enjoy the intercultural, international, and interdenominational service. “We want to be an embassy for Christ in the east Texas region and to the world,” McKinney said of Christ Embassy Worship Center‘s mission.