Since the Abbott Methodist Church was rededicated by Willie and Bobbie Nelson in 2006, the church has given over $60,000 in scholarships to local area students. Now, in support of the Scholarship Program, these rare Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson coins are available for sale. The minted coins were available for sale several years ago, and there are now 17 additional coins available for sale.
Don Reed and Willie Nelson
“We were looking for a way to sustain the church and scholarship fund,” Reed, said Reed, who helps coordinate church and scholarship activities, pointed out. It was Reed who tipped Willie off in 2006 that the church that he and Bobbie grew up in had been closed and was being sold for possible use as a wedding chapel elsewhere.
The Nelsons stepped in and purchased the building. It still functions as a church today, holding services the first and third Sundays of each month at 10:45 a.m.