World's Largest Sunday School Author:Elmer L. Towns, Jack Hyles "I, Jack Hyles, first visited First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana, on my vacation in July, 1966, arriving in North Hammond without directions to the church. I pulled my Chevrolet, loaded with kids and suitcases, into the only open gas station in the decaying city. The driveway was grease-packed and the attendant emerged out of a littered offi... more »ce, his kinky hair stuck out from the sweaty undershirt.
"How can I find the First Baptist Church?"
"Follow any blue bus," he shot back with a short reply. I looked out and saw a lumbering blue bus, filled with yelling kids, passing the intersection. It was lettered "Indiana's Largest Sunday School."
"If you miss that one, there'll be another in a few minutes," instructed the unshaven proprietor.
I missed it, and sure enough, there was another within minutes, leading me to the church.« less