CHURCH PROFILE: Greater Vision Ministries

By Christie McNeal/NEMS Daily Journal

Bro. Walther Prather Jr. was working as an evangelist and trying to figure out God’s next plan for him when he said he was called to start Greater Vision Ministries, a non-denominational church in Saltillo.
“I felt God dealing with me. I knew this is where I was supposed to be,” he said, adding, “You only get one little shot at this life … what you do for God, you better know that’s your calling.”
Prather and his wife, Freda, said they want coming to church to be a fun, enjoyable experience.
Prather said there was some reason David wrote, “I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord,” in Psalm 1:22:1.
In addition to a regular offering each week, the church collects cans to help others in the area. When Smithville was devastated by a tornado last April, the church was able to deliver two truckloads of cans to help the community.
On Wednesday night, Prather said he always likes to keep studies as an “open forum” where everyone can comment and ask questions.
“It’s one of the joys of a small church,” he said. “That’s when the bread really gets broken.”

Pastor quote:
‘This is a home church that feels like home. We want folks to have a real home.’
Walter Prather Jr.

• Denomination: non-denominational

• Pastor: Walter Prather Jr.

• Established: May 4, 2003
• Average attendance: 65

• Worship style: Pentecostal

• Worship days:
Sunday – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5 p.m., men’s breakfast every 5th Sunday (no p.m. service)
Wednesday – children & adult study, worship 6:30 p.m.

• Address: 134 Walnut St., Saltillo

• Phone: (662) 322-0044

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