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North Carolina pastor holds services at drive-in to avoid coronavirus

Added 03-30-20 03:18:02pm EST - “A pastor at a North Carolina church held Sunday services at a drive-in theater due to coronavirus social distancing practices, according to a report. Instead of preaching at the Harriet Baptist Chu?” - Nypost.com

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A pastor at a North Carolina church held Sunday services at a drive-in theater due to coronavirus social distancing practices, according to a report.

Instead of preaching at the Harriet Baptist Church in Henderson, Pastor Will Breedlove took to an outdoor stage for the second-straight Sunday at the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, where parishioners honked their horns in praise, the News & Observer reports.

“I just wanted to be able to gather and keep people safe,” Breedlove told the newspaper prior to an 11 a.m. service.

Although attendance was capped at 50 worshipers, Breedlove’s earlier service at 9:30 a.m. was packed. Among other precautions, church volunteers directed drivers to park in every other spot and to listen to Breedlove’s service using their radios with windows rolled up, the newspaper reports.

“It’s very hard to be Southern Baptist and not be hugging,” Stephanie Gupton, who attended the unorthodox service with her husband, Jimmie, told the newspaper. “But we’re following the rules.”

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