BRISKETS FOR THE BIG GAME

Whether you’re a New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons fan, every carnivore can agree that there’s nothing better than piping-hot smoked brisket on your plate while you’re enjoying the Big Game.

The Holy Smokers, a Compass Church Men’s Ministry, is selling Super Bowl briskets to raise funds for their meal campaigns throughout the year, including holiday turkeys to at-risk families through GRACE.

It began ten years ago when an intimate men’s Bible study group study was challenged use their passions to ignite a ministry that has since blessed hundreds around them. The mission is twofold: meet the tangible needs of at-risk families, and engage with other men to serve and grow in their faith.

Over the years the Holy Smokers, which has about 15 core members and up to 25 guys to man the grill, have provided food for the Union Gospel Mission, World Impact Dallas and auction prizes to benefit church mission work.

Last year the Holy Smokers raised funds to provide smoked turkeys to over 50 local families. In addition, Compass Church donates funds that allow the Food Pantry to purchase an average of 550 turkeys each holiday season.

As robust as their barbecue is, the group serves with a tender humility and keen focus. “This is God’s work and He has been gracious to allow us to serve on His behalf,” noted co-organizer Mike Marshall. “If we did not choose to be part of this, He would find someone else to [carry it out.] It’s a privilege to serve.”

Briskets range from 9-12 pounds and cost $55 each. Quantities are limited. Reservations must be made by January 29, and the meat can be picked up on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Compass Church. Get complete details here