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Crossover slated for June 20


Joe Westbury/Index

J.W. Hutchens of Sugar Hill, Crossover San Antonio block party coordinator in 2007, left, discusses evangelism strategy with Roland Lopez, center, as Gilbert and Becky Gamboa of San Antonio listen in. Hutchens has helped coordinate Crossover events for years and will assume full leadership in Louisville following the November 29 death of longtime coordinator Don Smith of Suwanee.

Numerous evangelistic events are slated for June 20 as part of the annual Crossover outreach involving Baptists locally as well as volunteers from across the country.

At Churchhill Downs, for example, Crossover volunteers will visit the racetrack, witness to the Hispanic horsemen, and invite them to nightly revival services at 10 area Hispanic churches, including a new church plant located almost across the street from Churchill Downs, Iglesias Baptista Victoria (Victory Baptist Church).

J.W. Hutchens, Crossover coordinator, told The Index that the popular evangelistic emphasis will also include numerous block parties, three sites for free food distribution, beautification of public spaces, five target areas for kindness explosions, and remodeling projects.

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