BUTLER, Pa., (BRN) – During Independence Day weekend, Whitestown Road Baptist Church (WRBC) in Butler, Pennsylvania, officially opened their community prayer garden. 

“Prayer started and sustains our work,” said WRBC Senior Pastor Bob Hurd. “In July of 2013, my wife, Lisa, and I prayed in this spot about God’s direction for us and this church.” 

Pastor Bob Hurd and his wife Lisa have been serving Whitestown Road Baptist Church and the Butler, Pa., community for 10 years!

Now, 10 years later, Hurd and his wife are still praying over the church and the Butler community.  

“God is opening our eyes to how we will reach more people for Jesus. Having this place to pray is one of them,” said Hurd. 

Along with Hurd and his wife, a team of volunteers from WRBC caught the same vision for prayer and, with it, an outdoor area for community members to gather and pray. From this vision came the prayer garden team, who cared for the ground, provided plants and, now, keep it watered.   

“It is our labor of love,” said Lisa Hurd, First Lady of WRBC. 

The official establishment of the community prayer garden comes just in time for Pastor Hurd and Lisa’s ministry anniversary. As of July 2023, the Hurds have been serving Whitestown Road Baptist Church for 10-years.