In the beginning was the dream. Pastor John Williamson and his wife, Treva, opened the doors of their home dreaming of building a culturally diverse church in Central Texas — a place where all people would feel included and could sing and worship as exuberantly as they liked.
It was 2007, and there were only nine people present at the first gathering. Soon, however, they moved to a location nearby and by miraculous means Pastor Williamson, with help from his fledgling flock and also from friends and family, built a small sanctuary. Things were improving, but the congregation yearned to be self-sufficient and to reach past their borders to help the community.
But what was the answer to make ends meet for the growing new church? The need to provide for the small congregation always exceeded the limited funds available. But wait! Everybody knows that church people can cook! And these church people were no exception — the Williamsons brought with them old family recipes for an incredible Queso Enchilada Sauce and their own all natural Salsa.
The result was dinner plates with restaurant-quality chicken enchiladas topped with amazing Queso Sauce and fresh salsa on the side. The church family already knew how the Queso Enchilada Sauce and Salsa affected them…. it made them want to sing and shout! The entire congregation enthusiastically got involved in getting the dinner plates introduced to the public.
What happened next was completely unexpected… people were actually begging for recipes for the Queso Enchilada Sauce and Salsa! People sent emails and phone calls rolled in regarding the fantastic food. In response to the requests for more, the church began to package the Salsa in larger amounts and the Queso Enchilada Sauce soon followed — then a move to a commercial kitchen — Sing and Shout Foods was born!
Texans are crazy for Tex-mex — especially super fresh food that is made using all natural ingredients — not loaded with artificial colors and preservatives. Even more awesome is the fact that Sing and Shout Foods is a nonprofit corporation and all profits go right back to benefit the community. The dream is becoming a reality!