Baptist church donates building to another Oklahoma church


Thursday, December 16th 2004, 4:55 pm
By: News On 6


It's been years in the making and finally an Oklahoma church congregation is seeing a dream become reality.

About 6 years ago a church group came up with the idea of starting a church camp near Drummond, Oklahoma. The problem? They didn't have a campground or a church. But they now have both. That's because Bethlehem Baptist Church in Douglas donated a 54 year old church.

Thursday, it was moved to a new location in Drummond, a 53 acre campground. The move was supposed to take place in the summer, but weather and delays postponed the move.

Ron Graber, campground founder: “we've been planning the development; we've got a site planned and someday hope to have a campground to bed over 300 people. The Bethlehem Church building is the first building."

The 53 acres of land was also donated for the church camp. Where the old church stood, members of Bethlehem Baptist plan to fill it in with concrete and make a basketball court for their youth.