Rev. David Ray, pastor of Presbyterian Church of the Master calls his drive-in church a, “Sanctuary Under the Sky”.
“The sound is transmitted over the car radio so they just tune into the frequency that it’s set to. They can hear, they’re encouraged to participate. Everything that the congregation is asked to do is printed in the bulletin” .
“It has been an effective way to reach people who are very skeptical about religion. I recognize that there’s a uniqueness factor to it that grabs their attention. I’m not particular as to the reason why a person attends…my desire for them to be present overrides everything else”.
“The church is for people. It’s not a museum,” he said. “My emphasis is on a practical, workable everyday faith and how people can be helped in day to day living and dealing with the frustration, the problems, the challenges they face, said Ray.”