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Sparta church continues worship with virtual Sunday services

Posted at 6:55 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 23:38:32-04

SPARTA, Tenn. (WTVF) — For the last few weeks in Sparta, hundreds of cars have lined up at the local drive-in movie theater for Sunday service after dark with Christpoint Church.

But now that Governor Bill Lee has issued an executive order requiring all Tennesseans to stay home, Christpoint Church has had to get creative when it comes to carrying out their services.

"It's exciting being able to use social media to share the gospel," Hannah Brown, the worship pastor at Christpoint Church.

The church has been hosting virtual services online where people can come together and pray safely.

"Even though we're not gather together, we are gathering together," Brown said.

They plan to host an Easter Sunday service next week at their second campus parking lot in Smithville.

"We want to have people in their car and we will be live out there on the stage," said Pastor Tena Qualls, "we plan to have to services."

March has been a tough month. Pastor Steve Qualls says we can’t seem to catch a break. During times like these, it's especially important for people to have a sense of community.

"It's been tough," Pastor Steve Qualls said, "People are needing more than themselves."