COLEMAN, Texas (KRBC)- Family, friends and local cowboys came together for worship at the 51st Annual Little George Havens Cowboy Camp.
Located mid-way between Coleman and Santa Anna, the cowboy camp meeting was born in 1966 by George Havens, a Coleman native who appeared in over 100 movies as either a stuntman or actor.
After his passing in 19-88, Havens’ wife, Lucy, continues to carry on the camp meeting tradition.
Praising ,singing and spreading the word is what 93-year-old Lucy Havens lives for and preaching the way cowboys and their families did during the days of the Old West.
“We started praying and preaching and we just have had a good time!” Said Havens.
After creating the old western cowboy camp meeting, she never thought it would continue over half a century later.
“We didn’t mean to start anything, just came out here to have revival especially for the young people, and now we have people coming from all over the country.”
Havens told KRBC that after the first night, thousands of people came together with their guitars, buggies, and a bible.
“We had people outside the tent, it was full.”
After her husband passed in 1988, Lucy continued to carry on the tradition.
“The Lord allowed me to continue the work of the camp meeting, and I do think Little George would be happy.”
Although prior to this years camp, the Fellowship of Cowboy Church’s did take over the meeting, Lucy is happy to say it is back in her hands.
“This was the first year it was turned over to me.”
Lucy says she will continue the camp for as long as she lives.
“I know the Lord is with us, we’ve seen many miracles out here, and I will continue to lead the camp for everyone to come and worship.”
Lucy says they will be holding a Hispanic Camp this week and hopes to see more people in attendance.
The camp is taking place this Wednesday, June 28th to July 2nd and service times are at 10 a.m and 8 p.m.