Oakwood Presents The Northwest Georgia Sportsman’s Expo

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Oakwood presents the Northwest Georgia Sportsman’s Expo on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 2-5 p.m. at the Chickamauga Campus of Oakwood Baptist Church.

The Northwest Georgia Sportsman’s Expo will feature a Wild Game Dinner, Gun Raffle, Hunting Supplies, A Car and Motorcycle Show, Inflatables for the Kids, Bluegrass Gospel Music from the Highpoint Bluegrass Band and Nationally Known speaker Jason Cruise. Jason Cruise is the founder of Outdoor Ministry Network.  OMN trains and equips pastors and volunteer leaders in over 40 states across America how to reach men who love to hunt and fish.

The Northwest Georgia Sportsman’s Expo is presented by the Woods and Water Ministry of Oakwood Baptist Church. According to Ministry Leader Joe Greco, "The Woods and Water Ministry exists to help connect folks with God through outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by all ages."

"At Oakwood we are all about making a connection. That connection comes through many things and for some it’s the love of the outdoors," said Oakwood’s Lead Pastor Allen Farris.

The Northwest Georgia Sportsman’s Expo takes place at Oakwood’s Chickamauga Campus at 115 Oakwood Street, Chickamauga, Ga. 30707. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children, 12 and under, and can be purchased in advance at www.oakwoodbc.org/woodsandwater (Click the ‘MORE’ tab on Expo event).

Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 per adult, or $5 per children, 12 and under.  For more information visit www.oakwoodbc.org or call 706 375-5760.  

Oakwood Baptist Church is one church that worships in two locations: Chickamauga, Ga., and Gateway Mall in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Oakwood is committed to loving God, loving people and making a difference.




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