Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Bob’s church putting golf carts into plans

The Villages, Florida church where former State Desk reporter Bob Page is an associate pastor knows how to appeal to its audience.
Golfing associate pastor Bob Page

In a housing development of 119,000 people in mostly unincorporated areas, there are 50,000 golf carts.

So the new building for the Live Oaks Community Church, which just had its groundbreaking, will set aside a special area to attend services in golf carts. It will take till summer 2017 to complete the new worship structure and an adjacent facility for seniors who need assistance.

Bob and Lee Solomon are associate pastors under senior pastor Chris Houlk.

Bob, retired BJ printer Hugh Downing and one-time State Desk assistant editor John Olesky meet for a round of golf every Thursday.

Bob came to Live Oaks in January 2013 after 20 years at the Evangelical Free Church in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Several years after Bob’s first wife, Linda, passed away, he married Vicky.

Bob was Evangelical’s district superintendent in Kansas and Nebraska for five years.

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