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LINGLEVILLE, Texas (BP) -- As keyboardist for country music legend Johnny Lee, Ryan Hurt played "Lookin' for Love" with Lee's band in a whole lot of places across Texas and the U.S. in the early 2000s -- until a drunk driving accident led him back to a place where love never runs out.
Called in 2015 to be the pastor at Lingleville Baptist Church, the tattooed and bearded Hurt has seen the congregation grow from around 50 to more than 300, remarkable in a central Texas town with a population of 91.
Hurt grew up Baptist, playing music from a young age. Proficient at the piano, he became a professional musician rather than go to college, learning some painful life lessons along the way. Read More