A local prison ministry church (C.O.O.L. Ministries, Inc.) who cares for people on the edge, needed a financial and public relations boost to further their reach due to the Covid-19 lockdowns and the recent arctic freeze which has prevented Pastors Boyd and Jan Harrell from mistering to those families affected by incarceration and now walking a life’s redemption and faith.
Given their solid track record of over 22 years of service to the local Houston area, many businesses, musicians, artistic talent, and non-profits are coming to their aid and to the assistance of others in their zip code via an innovative attraction that brings a celebration and funfest to the neighborhood.
“We almost cancelled this 2-day event due to the ice storm, which starts this Friday evening with a full concert that airs nationally via two broadcasting partners and ramps up all day Saturday with activities for the family and an outdoor concert that will also be aired nationally,” says Pastor Boyd Harrell, “But we really thought we needed to go forward and rally a food and water drive and prayer and worship to also help our neighbors in their time of need. We also plan to take this concept on the road to area churches to help meet the needs of our great city.”
This event for everyone starts 2/26 and 2/27 at 5005 W. 34th Street, Houston, Texas 77092 (in the chapel Friday evening from 5pm to 10pm and the back lot Saturday day from 10am to 10pm).
C.O.O.L. Ministries, Inc. (recent congregation photo)
The plan encompasses a canned and packaged food and water drive for the community, a car wash with community volunteers, a broadcasts telethon, social media experience, car show, live music, guest speakers, a money machine, shofar blowers, motorcycles, food via catered trucks, clown appearance(s), balloons, an event muralist who will paint our theme live, face painting for the kids, prayer, and celebration.
“This ministry does so much for Houston in an overlooked demographic,” says Andy Valadez, Public Relations Officer for the American Legion Post 164 (Katy, Texas), “We have some veterans who are affected by incarceration and it is great to know that churches like C.O.O.L. are here to help all Americans get back on their feet and become productive in our society. We are so thankful to the sponsors and supporters who have stepped in to assist this mission.”
Featured artists, performers, and activities: American Legion Post 164 and VFW Post 8192 Honor Guard, American Anthem, Shofar Blowers of The Memorials, Kendall Mahar (Christian Rapper), Boyd Harrell Music, COOL Witness (Praise Band), The Greene Brothers Band (American Classic Rock) and Warrior Alive (80’s Christian Rock), Fermin the Clown (God’s Clown), American Legion Riders (motorcycles), The Lonestar Cruisers (Car Club), Muralist Linda Hinojos of Houston Art Center, smoke bombs, drone demos, popcorn and cotton candy, and other surprises.
For more information and the event schedule, please visit: bloodofchrist.us/cool