Mack's Corner

This Week

That was obvious When we built the main Sanctuary in 2006 we had "St Louis Helicopter" come put our 4 big air handling units on the roof. It was pretty cool. The units are about 7 feet high, 15 long, and 6 feet wide. They are big, UPS truck big. We had to get everybody out of the building so if they dropped it the only thing getting smashed would be the building. The helicopter was like the one the president flies in when he leaves the White House (the web page... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 31, 2021

This Week

Little Buck-a-roo. One weekend Eli told the story in one of his sermons about the two of us dressing up like cowboys and going to an old movie theater and watching Gene Autry and Roy Rogers while smoking cigars. He said we were fake cowboys. We grew up together and we did some pretty strange things, but it was the first thing he said that got me: "Mack will deny all of this, but......" So now it doesn't matter if it's true or not. He can say anything and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 24, 2021

This Week

Chain saws and moles It's mole season again. It's the time of year when my wife (PK) gets a little crazy. I wake up at night and hear small gas engines running, see her tip-toeing through the house with a ski mask and a chain saw! It gets scary. She's kinda like Jack Nicholson in  The Shining, you never know when you'll look up and see her standing over you with some yard implement. (Don't worry if you're in Macky and Friends, just don't... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 17, 2021

This Week

Your name is on the sheet. Most people who come to Hope think this is a really big church, and it is. But to me, it's all about 200 people. There are certain people that I see almost every week at different services that make the whole thing feel complete. Most of these people are my volunteers, Coneheads, Tram Drivers, and Counters. Some are older, some younger, some are Jr High and High school kids, some are men, some are women, some are not volunteers at all. Almost... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 10, 2021