Lawrence was born May 18, 1940 in Peyton Colony and lives there today with his bride, Patty Coffee. They are the heart and backbone of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.Lawrence is too humble a man to take on the role of Pastor but has been a faithful Deacon to Pastors who have come and gone through the years. Lawrence has from his youth overcome great adversity in order to get his education and support his family. You could say, ”Hard work is all Lawrence Coffee has ever known.” He has cleared cedar, picked cotton, sold cordwood, sheared sheep and goats.
Lawrence found joy and success working with horses and rodeoing. He gives credit to Frank Bates of Twin Sisters for giving him an opportunity to learn how to shoe and train horses. While working for Frank Bates, Lawrence trained two world champion quarter horses and three world champion paint horses.
Lawrence found great success, first at the all-Black Rodeos in the 1960s and then in 1970 was one of the first black men to enter open rodeos in Center Point, Texas. In 1985, Lawrence joined the Texas Senior Pro Rodeo and was champion calf tie-down roper, breakaway roper and ribbon roper numerous times. In one year Lawrence won 10 to 20 saddles and at 55 years old he went to his first National Senior Pro Rodeo in Arizona and won world champion tie-down and ribbon roper 3 years running, 1996, 1997 and 1998. Lawrence has won most of the major rodeos in Texas at one time or another, which has led to his latest honor, that of being inducted into the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame this summer.
Lawrence finds great joy in two activities, first and foremost, sharing his love of the Lord Jesus Christ and secondly, sharing his passion for roping. In almost any conversation Lawrence will share his faith in Christ and using his Rodeo Roper Calf Roping Trainer is inspiring many a young cowpoke in the art of roping.
We continue to extend this open invitation to Blanco’s Easter “SONRISE” Worship Service for the entire community starting at 6:15 am On Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Yett Memorial Park on the west side of Hwy 281 just South of Blanco, Texas.
Rain or shine, the “SONRISE” service will take place with breakfast and beverages prepared by Chef Steve Becker of the Chess Club at 6:15 am.
Worship led by John Lightfoot of Ark Revival Church will begin at 6:45 am.
Enjoy the message of Jesus’ resurrection presented by Father Justin Udomah in an informal outside setting.“Come as you are” to an informal outside setting and experience the wonder and majesty of God’s creation as you enjoy the message of Jesus’ resurrection. If you have never experienced an outdoor “SONRISE”service, you don’t know what you are missing! There is just something very spiritual and moving about hearing the message of the resurrection with the backdrop of the sun rising over Blanco, Texas as nature awakens with the light. It is as if you go from the gloom and fog that must have covered the earth when Jesus was crucified, to the beauty and wonder of the sunrise that symbolizes His resurrection and the hope and joy that was restored to man.
St Ferdinand's Catholic Church Choir
will be singing Resurrection Sunday Morning.
Cowboy legend and Blanco's own Lawrence Coffee will be teaching life lessons on roping through actual training and demonstrations using his Rodeo Roper Calf Roping Trainer. Cowboy up showing your skill at roping at this "SONRISE" Service. Lawrence Coffee is to be inducted into the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame this summer.
Come celebrate with the members of Ark Revival Church as we host your “SONRISE” Service.
For more information, please call 830-833-4321.