Tickets for the August 30 “Uniting as One” praise and worship service at the Sod Poodles Hodgetown ballpark were made available today and they are going fast. This all-church, city-wide, interracial, interdenominational event is garnering a lot of attention in Amarillo. And if you live anywhere near the panhandle area, you need to get your tickets today.

The state of Texas, the city of Amarillo, and Hodgetown are requiring social distancing for us that night. So they’re only allowing 4,000 of us in the stadium with assigned seating. Admission is free, but you’re going to need a ticket to get in. Central members can pick up free tickets during business hours here at the church offices or you can wait until Sunday and get them in the southwest concourse before or after worship. If you’re not a Central member, you can get them at St. John Baptist Church.

The deadline to pick them up here is Wednesday August 26. We’re turning any unused tickets back to St. John on the 27th because there are more people wanting to attend this worship service than we have tickets for. The waiting list is already at over 300. People are calling from Dimmitt and Borger, from Groom, Lubbock, Canyon, and Dalhart, wanting to get tickets for their churches. So, if you do pick up tickets and decide you’re not going to use them, please turn them back in. We don’t need any of these valuable tickets wasting away in your glove box or in the back of your Bible — they all need to be used.

St. John Baptist Church pastor Anthony Harris joined me today for an episode of the Central podcast to talk about the tickets, what we can expect from the program on the 30th, and why we’re doing this in the first place. You can listen to today’s podcast by clicking here.


The Stars won a thriller last night to go up three-games-to-two on the Calgary Flames, one win away from advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But I’m not going to write anything about it. I don’t want to jinx it. So I’m not even going to mention it.

Go Mavs!