Red Oak, First Pastor Johnny Montgomery presents the gospel message to more than 175 attendees.

RED OAK—While rain sprinkled and the winds of fall blew, outdoor enthusiasts met at Red Oak, First recently for “Guns & Gravy II,” an event designed specifically for outdoorsmen.

More than 175 packed the Red Oak, First’s Life Impact Center, where mounts decorated its walls and fellowship hall.

The evening began with hunters bringing their prize mount—deer, hogs, bass and more—to be displayed.

Attendees enjoyed eating biscuits and gravy, and then viewed a special tribute to veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

Winner of the Most Unique Buck Mount at the Red Oak, First Guns & Gravy II event was William Pahlon, left. Presenting the award is Cole Bryce.

Red Oak, First member, Cole Bryce, gave his testimony, and Pastor Johnny Montgomery challenged everyone to find the biggest trophy of their lives—Jesus Christ.

Plaques were presented to William Pahlon, Most Unique Buck Mount; Curtis McGee, Biggest Buck and Johnny Montgomery, Sr., Coolest Mount.

Several door prizes were awarded including two mounts (up to $300 each) to Misty Rose and Nicky Steichen. The mounts were courtesy of Darryl Edwards, Jr. of Sycamore Creek Taxidermy. Dustin Hulsey won the grand prize of a two–man deer stand.

Winner of free mounts were Misty Rose, left, and Nicky Steichen, right, shown with Deryl Edwards Jr. of Sycamore Creek Taxidermy.

“It was a great time” said Montgomery. “The cold, damp weather didn’t keep away the crowd.”

Montgomery extended the invitation to attend church. Sunday School classes meet at 10 a.m. each Sunday, followed by the morning worship service at 11 a.m. Evening service is at 6 p.m. Prayer services are at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

“If you’re not hooked up somewhere,” Montgomery said, “you are welcome here. If you already attend church, get involved!”

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