Princeton Church of God offers drive-in church service to follow social distancing rules

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – Most churches around the state have cancelled their Sunday services, but the Princeton Church of God in Mercer county had a different idea.

They developed a drive-in church service, where churchgoers stayed in their cars in the parking lot. A pastor stood atop an elevated stage in the middle of the parking lot and preached to churchgoers in their vehicles. 

Pastor J.B. Hurt, co-pastor at the Princeton Church of God, said the idea was to give people a way to cope with isolation. 

“I think most people would say the isolation is difficult, the fear and the uncertainty. I think that the people need the comfort of what a relationship with God can bring. And this is just a small way that we can help people in that,” Hurt said.

Hurt mentioned that the drive in service was a way to keep the community together while following the rules of social distancing.

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