Preaching from the Roof

By: Anna Smithson
By: Anna Smithson

Church started off very normal at First Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Morgantown, Ky., on Nov. 12, 2006, but had an interesting twist.
The twist came from a promise made from their pastor back in March.
The promise was that Pastor Brian Neighborhoods would preach from the roof of the church if the congregation could have at least 60 people come to church, but Christmas, Easter and homecoming services did not count in the deal.

"Sometimes we keep inside our four walls and no where outside the church do we minister and I think it's great to be able to go on the roof and be able to express how we feel about the Lord and what he's done for us," said Pastor Brian Neighbors.

The church was able to meet this goal and found themselves outside for the second part of their service looking up at the roof of their church building to find their pastor preaching the word of the Lord to them.

"It was a lot of excitement for all of us. It has been my desire for many years to see this church grow and finally to see new people come in,"
said Minister David Roland.

One man traveled nearly 300 miles to see a sermon given from the roof.

"I am a minister up in Indianapolis-Springfield, Ind., and his people were excited about getting sixty people in the church, so I was down last Sunday and went out after they only had 56 brought four more people in off the roof over here next door and thought to myself I got him into it so I wanted to come down and see," said Bill Titara, church guest.

The First Apostolic Pentecostal Church has a regular weekly attendance of 40. The church has been in it's current location since 1953 and was originally started in 1937 outside the city limits of Morgantown.


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