Church Conducts Services in Local Bar

Bill Reker

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (KMOX) – You’ve heard of dinner and movie, but what about church and a beer?

Every Wednesday night, Joy Lutheran Church of Weldon Spring conducts services at Brewskeez Bar in O’Fallon, Mo., where patrons and parishioners can sip suds eat chicken wings, play pool and watch a game on a big screen with the sound turned downall while the minister is preaching.

“Jesus took his message out to the people,” says Church member Paul Crandall. “Brewskeez in South O’Fallon is really no different, it’s just a place where people meet.”

He says there is no request for an offering, but they have electric guitar, a sax and drums. There’s been criticism as “the church that likes to party,” but never a bar fight.

The church says their membership is growing.

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