BROWNSBORO - Diane and Calvin Morris greeted family, friends, co-workers and community members through tears of grief as they came through the doors of Rock Hill Baptist Church on Friday.
“He will always be our pastor,” Rodger Stanberry said. “He’s as good as they come. He loved his family and would call on them during church service.”
Rock Hill Baptist Church hosted a prayer vigil to honor the life of Trevor Morris, a beloved husband, father and minister in the community.
“This is a time for family and friends to come together to pray and support each other,” said Aaron Greenwood, worship pastor at Union Hill Baptist Church.
More than 300 people from the community filed into the contemporary church on Texas Highway 31, between Brownsboro and Chandler to honor the life of the beloved East Texas pastor.
The service started with a prayer calling for everyone to remember the legacy, lessons and love that pastor Morris poured into his community.
The song, “I Am Not Alone,” played as people were encouraged to come to the altar and pray with each other.
With tears in her eyes, Tiffani Shelby, Morris’ sister, walked to the altar, got on her knees and dropped her head in prayer. Her father came to comfort and support her before they walked back to their seats.
As people came to the altar to say their prayers, they stopped to share a moment with the Morris family as they walked back to their seats. As the altar became full, pastor Greenwood walked along and prayed with those who needed comfort.
The service continued with Robert Welch, pastor of Rock Hill Baptist, asking for comfort for the Morris family.
“Remember the legacy of his faith, family and church,” he said with a bowed head.
Pastors from each congregation in Brownsboro offered their love and support to the Morris family. The closeness of the community and the legacy that Morris left behind could be seen throughout the church.
Trevor Morris’ wife and children were not at the vigil, but they were prayed for and thought of throughout the service.
As the vigil came to a close, Rock Hill Baptist worship pastor Ed Fenton led the singing of “It Is Well.” The congregation stood, held hands and sang along.
“We need to remember the legacy Trevor left behind and live a life that impacts others like he did,” pastor Welch said.