By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2013
Children will enjoy many fun activities at The Rock Church’s Easter Extravaganza.
“Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness,” said Floyd W. Tomkins. Pastor Billy Joe Watts and The Rock Church will celebrate this joy with the entire community at their annual Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, March 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at Union Intermediate High School, 7616 S. Garnett. Their Easter service will be held Easter Sunday, March 31 at The Rock Church.
“This is a big celebration for the whole family, and everyone is invited,” says Pastor Billy Joe. “It’s a fun day with a lot of activities. We’ll have lots of games for the kids.” One of the highlights for the children is the Easter egg hunt, where the kids will search for hundreds of eggs filled with candy.
Another highlight of the event is the $500 Egg Toss at 2 p.m. This contest has no age limit and no cost to participate, and each member of the winning team will receive $250 cash.
In addition to a medical station, The Rock Church will have a prayer station onsite. “We’ll be there for anyone who needs to come,” says Pastor Billy Joe. “We invite you to come – we’ll pray with you about anything that’s bothering you. We want to show you we love you and give you some spiritual support.”
Pastor Billy Joe is excited to welcome special guest Kazi Owens to the Easter Extravaganza this year. Kazi’s passion is to share the love of God and bring unity to the body of Christ. He is from Houma, Louisiana by way of Los Angeles, California. Founder of Flow Zone, Inc., Kazi is a seasoned emcee, pastor, motivational speaker, poet and event planner. He graduated from the pastors group of Rhema Bible Training Center in May of 2010. He and his wife, Gervase, are youth pastors at Fathers House Church in Tulsa. With seven years experience in young adult/adult ministry, Kazi is excited for what God has in store for he and his wife. Their organization, Flow Zone, attempts to train students for a lifetime of success using a conference entitled “Culture Shock.” Culture Shock is reaching out to this generation through youth and young adult events.
The Rock Church is a multi-racial, diverse church with a strong, active body of members with the mission to serve God and love people. The church holds worship services every Sunday at 10 a.m. at Union High School’s Performing Arts Center at 6636 S. Mingo. The first Sunday of every month is a Communion service.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.