Shade Tree Fellowship (Jesus Burger)
The Shade Tree Fellowship is a community of hope, bringing the love of Christ and the helping hands of the community to the forgotten and marginalized population of Longview, TX and other communities. Hot meals, clothing, bibles, worship and the life changing word of God are just a few of the ways that communities are honored through this amazing ministry founded by On Mission Ministries.
The Jesus Burger Story
It was Easter 2011 when Gary Don Holley and I walked through East Longview, TX along Highway 80. We met person after person, mad and hopeless, resigned that there was no God. And even if there were a God, why did he curse them with this rotten life?
Gary Don’s heart was breaking for these friends. God spoke “These people need love. These people need Jesus. These people need a church.” As we carried a 12’ wooden cross along Highway 80, we knew it was time to move.
After praying with Dale and Clay Perkins, Gary Don built a cook trailer and began to knock on doors of motels along Highway 80. Rejection followed as he knocked. Motel after motel rejected his offer to feed hungry people on their parking lots. The last hotel was American Dream. He knocked and asked, “ma’am, could we serve the people of your hotel and preach the Gospel?” “Sir”, she replied, “Come right on in, we have been praying for you for three years!”
We began on the parking lot of the Old Elks Lodge at 2101 E. Marshall in July of 2011. That was 60,000 Jesus Burgers ago!
God has graced us with so many wonderful friends. Hundreds have been saved and baptized. Countless friends have been declared free from drugs, alcohol, sex addition, witchcraft, religious spirits and themselves. The word on the street is “At Jesus Burger you are always loved.”
– Alan Johnson
The Shade Tree Building Vision
Want to help grow the Shade Tree ministry? Learn about the Shade Tree Building Vision.
Jesus Burger Locations
All are welcome to come out and serve, or partake in On Mission Ministries’ Jesus Burger. Join us at one of the locations listed below.
2101 E. Marshall
Meets Every Saturday 9:00 am set up, 10:00 Team Prayer, 11:00 Service Start up, 12:30 Jesus Burgers Served
Contact: Treasure Church (903) 309-0759 or message us on our Facebook Page
Gilmer On Mission
(Downtown across from True Value Hardware)
Meets every 3rd Saturday service starts at 11:00 am team prayer at 10:00 am
Contact: Kathy Birch at (903) 841-1985
Gladewater on Mission
Bumble Bee Park
605 S. Main St; Gladewater, Texas 75647
Meets every 1st Saturday at service starts at 11:00 am team prayer at 10:00 am
Contact: Ken Bible at (903) 720-6101
Bartlesville, OK On Mission with Get Real Ministries
411 W. 14th St. Bartlesville, OK
Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month service starts at 6:00 pm team prayer at 5:00 pm
Contact (918) 214-6308 for more information