POLICE SHOW UP AT LOUISIANA CHURCH THAT WAS DEFYING CORONAVIRUS STATE ORDER
"We want to love people, bless people, and we want to pray," Brewer said. "We want to be available to people and serve them."
Troy Brewer, pastor of OpenDoor Church in Burleson, Texas, with his wife, Leanna, as they host drive-thru prayer at their church. (Courtesy of Troy Brewer)
Other churches are doing similar outreach with drive-thru prayer. In Dayton, Tenn., the congregation at Grace Bible Church will offer drive-in service on Sunday, complete with a jumbotron.
At OpenDoor Church, the 53-year-old pastor, who started the church in 1995, said people can drive up to their church Wednesday night and three service times on Sunday and church leadership will pray for, encourage, and bless them while they stay in their cars.
HOW CHURCHES ARE WORKING TO BRING GOOD NEWS, POSITIVITY AMID CORONAVIRUS FEARS
People have the option of getting communion as well and the church has cards with scripture on them they are handing out to deal with anxiety and other issues.
OpenDoor Church in Burleson, Texas, hosts drive-thru prayer at their church amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Courtesy of Troy Brewer)
"If the body of Christ doesn't bring peace, unity, and the power of the Lord, I don't think anyone else is coming," Brewer said. "This is a great opportunity for us to stand up and reach out to our own communities and make a tremendous difference."
The church also started a national prayer hotline with a prayer center: 877-413-0888. In addition to prayer, if people need food, help, hospital visits, they are mobilizing volunteers to help the elderly and the vulnerable so they don't have to leave.