The title basically says it all. Willie Nelson’s childhood church in Abbott, Texas was closed. So Willie decided to buy it and reopen it. Here’s the story.
Having been a church guy all my life, including a fair amount of time in churches with financial struggles, this is interesting to me. It seems, from the story, that Willie isn’t interested in making the church anything but a church. But I’m wondering – could this be the beginning of a new trend of rich celebrities sponsoring churches?
It brings up all kinds of possibilities. This may not be unlike sports arenas that are named after corporations – the Staples Center here in L.A., to name one (which is all I’m able to name offhand).
We’ll see how it turns out. Be on the lookout for “Britney Spears Baptist Church,” featuring marriage and parenting classes, coming to a southern neighborhood soon.