CIU Alumnus to Pastor Church in former Barbeque Restaurant

August 22, 2013

When Pastor Steve Jones and his congregation open their new church on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, visitors will be welcomed with a free plate of barbeque. That may not seem too unusual to the community. The church is meeting in a former barbeque restaurant.  

Jones, who graduated from Columbia International University in 1976, says he hopes the church will attract people who may not normally feel comfortable in a traditional-looking church building. Or as Jones told, “We are trying to start a church for the wrong people … where the wrong sorts of folks feel welcome.”

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