Celebration Church on the Lake, a predominantly LGBT congregation on Cedar Creek Lake, has hired Mary Clair Lowrance as its new pastor.
Former pastor Kathy Bowser retired earlier this year after a decade of service. During her tenure, the congregation bought land in Payne Springs and built its current home. The current facility opened in 2009.
The church was founded in 2003 in Mabank with the help of the Rev. Carol West and Celebration Church in Fort Worth.
Lowrance, who lives in Fort Worth during the week, graduated from Brite Divinity School.
The church is located at 9120 S. Highway 198, Payne Springs. From Dallas, take Hwy. 175 to Mabank and exit at Hwy 198.