Pirates take over


By Karen Holbrook - [email protected]



Guests at the event enjoy looking through the treasure chest at the pirate’s booty.


Photos courtesy of Abstract Church

Pirate Derek Prevett and a friend sit in the inflatable pirate ship at the event.


Photos courtesy of Abstract Church

Children gather around the 10-foot stalk walking pirate, Skylar Light, Jim Light’s 19-year-old son.


Photos courtesy of Abstract Church

A man dressed in a pirate costume, complete with authentic peg leg, was spotted at Elkin Municipal Park on Sunday as part of Abstract Church’s Community Outreach Event “A Pirates Adventure.”

The pirate, known as Captain Jim, real name Jim Light from Kernersville, lost his leg after a motorcycle accident 15 years ago. The accident resulted in Light losing part of his leg and also led him to the realization that God was redirecting his life.

In order to help spread joy, Light became a magical entertaining pirate. Along with sharing his journey, Light has become an inspirational speaker to encourage people though their own adversities. Taking his act to the main theater, Light boasts the honor of being named the number one Stage Show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in 2013. For more information on Light, go to the website www.captainjimismagic.com.

The monthly event is part of Abstract Church’s Project Outreach. Project Outreach is a 100-percent free event in which the entire community is invited to attend. Sponsored by Abstract Church, Project Outreach has a different theme each month, serving free hot dogs, drinks and desserts.

According to Abstract Church, the event is a very important part of the ministry to bring the love of Christ to the Community and share God’s love with everyone.

Karen Holbrook may be reached at 336-258-4059 or on Twitter @KarenHolbrook00.

Guests at the event enjoy looking through the treasure chest at the pirate’s booty.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_trib-20.jpgGuests at the event enjoy looking through the treasure chest at the pirate’s booty. Photos courtesy of Abstract Church

Pirate Derek Prevett and a friend sit in the inflatable pirate ship at the event.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_trib-13.jpgPirate Derek Prevett and a friend sit in the inflatable pirate ship at the event. Photos courtesy of Abstract Church

Children gather around the 10-foot stalk walking pirate, Skylar Light, Jim Light’s 19-year-old son.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_trib-17.jpgChildren gather around the 10-foot stalk walking pirate, Skylar Light, Jim Light’s 19-year-old son. Photos courtesy of Abstract Church

By Karen Holbrook

[email protected]

Elkin Tribune
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