Thanks to AG Publicity for the release. Everybody please be praying for Darin's church family as they go through this tough time.
Fire Destroys Home Church Of The Williamsons Bass Singer
"Weleetka, OK ( ) Early last week the Allen Free Will Baptist Church in Weleetka, OK experienced a total loss of their facility due to a fire. AFWBC is the home church of Darin Hebert, well known bass singer with The Williamsons.
The church building was very old. Portions of the building were constructed over 100 years ago in the nearby town of Bryant, Oklahoma. In the 1930s the structure was moved by horses and cart to its current site just outside of Weleetka city limits on Highway 75.
Not only is it Darin's home church but it also has a rich history within the Williamson family. Group baritone Donnie Williamson attended this church as a boy and it is the place where original Williamson Family member Tennie (Williamson) Polson received Christ as her Savior. Donnie's father, Rev. Woody Williamson, once served as pastor.
Bass singer Darin Hebert commented, "My emotions are running very high right now, while this a lot of history for many families destroyed, at the same time I know that God will take what Satan has meant for harm and turn it to our good.”
Please keep Rev. Donnie LeForce, pastor, and the entire congregation of the church in your prayers. Anyone wishing to donate to the reconstruction of the facility may send donations to the Allen Free Will Baptist Church (Fire Fund), c/o the Mabrey Bank, PO Box 248, Weleetka, Oklahoma, 74880.
Donnie Williamson stated, "Our prayer is that this tragedy will be the start of a new era for this ministry. 'And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose', Romans."
In other news for the Williamsons their new radio single "Shout” hit the Absolutely Gospel Music Chart at #28 last week and is racing up the chart at #17 for the week of May 11th.