Sunday, churches across country are celebrating Mother's Day, but one Eastern Kentucky church had something else to celebrate.
A simple prayer, an uplifting song, a word of encouragement. One member of First Baptist Church Salyersville was missing Sunday morning, but church members say his impact there is undeniable
"When you say Matthew's name just in the community, everybody knows him. It's not just us here at the church," said church member Kerry Howard.
Pastor Matthew Gullion is recovering at UK hospital after his accidentally hit a gas line on his house with his lawn mower causing an explosion. But even in his time of difficulty, church members say he always puts others first.
"He told me, I just pray that the Lord can use these burns that I have to glorify his name," said church member Michael Lyons.
The church sign says Pastor Matthew Gullion, but church members say he's much more than that, he's a friend.
"He's an awesome man, an awesome friend, an awesome brother in Christ," said church member Parnell Campbell.
Pastor Gullion still has weeks of recovery ahead for him, but his congregation, his friend's say his works will continue wherever he's at.
Pastor Gullion is still at UK hospital and has been downgraded to serious condition.