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Worshippers pack DBAP

Posted September 16, 2013

Thousands streamed through the gates of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to fill the seats and the field for a Triangle-wide church service.

— More than 10,000 people turned out Sunday morning at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for an outdoor evangelical worship service. The service was led by The Summit Church.

Worshippers brought donations of food, household items and cash for area non-profits, including the Salvation Army, Urban Ministries of Durham and Habitat for Humanity.

Hundreds were baptized and thousands of dollars raised.


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  • tas0417 Sep 17, 2013

    We can then say, do and act however we want, discriminate at will and do it all TAX FREE!!! dwntwnboy2

    Churches that follow the teachings of the Bible don't discriminate. Gotta get your facts straight.

  • LuvLivingInCary Sep 16, 2013

    you got two types of churches...ones out there making a difference and pastors living modest like the word they preach and then the ones out there because it's a business and job for them all under the disguise of non profit.

    figure out which one you have. most of them have reserved parking on sunday for their pastor. that makes it easy.

  • Ambygirl Sep 16, 2013

    ripetomotoes-- you have made me laugh today! That was a cute!!

  • nonPC Sep 16, 2013

    dwntwn and prozac...

    I think its funny that you will sit and talk about the church discriminating and then turn around and do the same thing towards it. You most likely should change your screen names to PotCallingKettleBlack

  • ripetomatoes Sep 16, 2013

    We should all start churches. We can then say, do and act however we want, discriminate at will and do it all TAX FREE!!! dwntwnboy2

    maybe I should get in the church business. after a few years I'll be able to buy a $539k house.


    Sounds to me like you two already work for the competition...

  • 678devilish Sep 16, 2013

    the church business

    You have the wrong concept of things.

  • puzzled Sep 16, 2013

    I don't know what you attend, but the one that I attend pays the pastor a decent salary, not a great one. He lives in a house about like many in our congregations lives in, he does not have a new vehicle, he hs a 10 year old Toyota. Godly man who preaches the gospel. I am sure he would enjoy finer house and car and so would I. You cannot just the gospel ministry by a few that you may know. In fact if you know the scriptures then you can quickly tell which are preaching the truth and those who are teaching "feel good" stuff and getting rich. Real pastors work many hours each week and I wonder if we really checked if they would make minimum wages, even with a decent total salary. I think the fairest thing we do for our pasto is to reimburse him for his gas and he has to document where he goes and why for his mileage. God still has His people on HIS earth which He will re-claim one day and make it a new earth.

  • veyor Sep 16, 2013

    The best thing that happened out of all of it was the public display of having received Christ as Lord. "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me." Those of you out there that shove this aside, just be very very sure you're right about this one.

  • 68_dodge_polara Sep 16, 2013

    haters going to hate

  • nonPC Sep 16, 2013

    The negativity is appalling. This even raised thousands of dollars for local charities and for a church that gives thousands of dollars away to other charities. I am not a member of Summit, I attend NewHope but I want to thank all of you summit members for turning out and making such a great difference...compared to the folks complaining who only help themselves..We are born to serve and to give. God bless.