Texas Pastor Launches 'Drive-Through' Church

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A church in Texas is trying an unconventional method to reach people in their community. Parishioners attending the new "Sanctuary Under the Sky" in southeast Collin County never even have to get out of their cars.
The drive-through church meets a high school parking lot in Lucas, Texas.

Everyone picks a spot, cranks up the air conditioner, and tunes the car radio. Then they sit back and listen to the service.

David Ray, who pastors the Presbyterian Church of the Master, launched the drive-in church with the mission of reaching the unchurched.

He says the decision to do the drive-in church is one he feels that Jesus would also approve.

"I think He would like it. His stuff was outdoors, Ray said. "A lot of trouble He had was indoors."

Gene Schulle, who attends the drive-through service, says she's turned off by mega churches. She likes the more intimate setting she has alone in her car.

"This is the first time I've ever worn shorts to church," said a giggling Schulle.

Santuary under the Sky services are held at 9 a.m. every Sunday at Lovejoy High School. A traditional service is held later inside the church's building.

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