For the past 8 years, I have had the privilege of working with Pastor Rick Lumen at the Oneonta Worship Center in the capacity of “referee” for the men’s basketball league. The Worship Center and Pastor Rick host this league every year.
I want to commend Pastor Rick and his staff for what I believe is the best men’s Christian fellowship in this county. The teams, both in and around Blount County, all come to compete with vigor and a competitive spirit. From the opening prayer before each game, to the final whistle, there is a spiritual feeling of respect and love for all competitors.
I want to commend the pastor and his staff for their sponsorship of this league and their commitment to continue their outreach to all area churches that bring these men together. Further I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to all the players for their friendship and participation in this league, because whatever the outcome of the games, you are all winners.