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West Virginia church has Easter service in mall parking lot

April 5, 2021 GMT

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia church has held an Easter drive-in service at a shopping mall parking lot for the second straight year.

Fellowship Baptist Church held the service Sunday at the Huntington Mall in Barboursville, WCHS-TV reported.

“It’s nice to be out here,” church member Kyle Guins said. “Bring my own cup of coffee. I don’t have to worry about spilling it on the carpet.”

Pastor Greg Wagoner said he counted 255 cars at the service and estimated about 900 attended. While most people watched from their vehicles, some sat in a socially distanced seating section closer to the stage.

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“I’m so excited to actually be speaking from the stage this year and not be talking to just windshields in cars, and actually see faces,” Wagoner said.