Last week, drivers passing by Miss Royale’s on the corner of 16th and Gregg St. may have seen a new kind of drive-thru set up in Big Spring.
Last Thursday and Friday, Life Church’s Pastoral Team set up a “Prayer Drive-Thru” for anyone needing prayer. According to Pastor Greg Taylor with Life Church, everyone is welcomed. He advised that vehicles enter the designated drive-thru area, stay in their vehicle, roll down their window and tell them about their prayer request. The team wears face coverings while interacting with participants, and prays for them from outside of the vehicle.
Taylor told KBest News that they’ve had a variety of people stop in for prayer. He stated that even if people don’t participate in the drive-thru, the pastoral team is still happy to spread a positive message.
"Sometimes, people, especially out here on Greg and 16th street, people are driving by at a pretty good pace. So, they'll honk their horns. We'll wave at them and they'll give a 'thumbs up'," said Taylor.
"With our sign here that says 'Drive-Thru Prayer' 'God is For You' at least, even if they just drive by, I believe that we're putting into their minds, whatever direction they're going, that they're thinkikng about prayer."
Other members of the pastoral team were Pastors Manny Negron and Craig Felty. Negron told KBest News that their plan is to set up the drive-thru on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am to 1 PM, but it would be dependent on the weather and locations may differ depending on which businesses allow them to use their parking lot.
Note: Participants are encouraged to stay inside of their vehicles. According to Greg Taylor, this was the first and only person they had to get out of their vehicle.