Drive-thru prayer is turning heads

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - If you're driving down Alleghany Street in West Charlotte, you might notice a sign that's a little unusual.

That's what happened to WBTV news content specialist, Alexis Mitchell. She took a picture of it Wednesday morning and sent it to me.

The picture was of a sign sitting on the side of the road, "Drive Thru Prayer", it said.

Without calling to ask questions I drove over to the Final Harvest Ministry and stepped out to the sweet smell of a charcoal grill.

Pastor Jonathan Richardson explained the concept to me. He stands outside Wednesday through Friday from 7-8:30 a.m.

People drive up, roll the window down. Whether they're strangers or church members, he holds their hands to pray.

It's a concept we use everyday at the car wash, fast-food joint, or ATM. But I don't know anyone that uses a drive-thru prayer line. Pastor Richardson says he hopes that changes. He says people are so busy maybe they forget to pray.

They can now do it from the comfort and convenience of their car, and even with a man who cares enough to stand outside and welcome anyone for a quick chat with God.

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