A group of evangelical Christian churches in Kentucky is trying to convert people to Christianity by teaching Bible-based gospel music.
The Grace Church in Bowling Green, Ky., is building an electronic church with the intent to spread the gospel by giving people “God’s love.”
The Grace Community Church is a “family church,” according to its website, which has attracted national attention.
It’s part of a network of churches in the United States that began in the 1950s, according to the website of the Kentucky Center for Evangelism.
It is a nonprofit, with members and a board of trustees.
Its pastor, John B. Moore, told The Associated Press that he started the Grace Church after he was forced to leave his job in a plastics manufacturing company.
He said his church has become a community gathering place.
“When you think of a church, you think the pastor, you’re thinking the pastor who comes in and is the pastor and teaches, and all that stuff,” Moore said.
“We’ve got our own pastor who’s teaching the gospel in the church.
We’ve got an electronic pastor who can’t go to church.”
Moore said the church is trying not to get involved in politics.
He and other pastors are not affiliated with any political party, but they have a strong interest in their congregations.
“We don’t have any political agenda, but we do have a biblical agenda,” Moore explained.
“God loves us, so we need to love each other and give love.
And we need God’s love and we need Him to take care of the church.”
Some of Grace’s music is gospel-based, but its lyrics are not.
Its pastor said it has been a good learning experience.
“I’ve gotten a lot of good music out of it,” Moore told the AP.
“I can tell you it’s very inspiring.”
The church has already made a mark.
In January, it announced it had reached 5 million followers on Twitter, surpassing the 10 million mark it had set in 2014.
Moore said he believes that’s because he is a good evangelist.
“It’s not about us being evangelists, but about us giving people the gospel, teaching people the truth,” Moore insisted.
“And I think people can understand that, because I’ve been preaching for 40 years.
I’ve preached for 40, 50 years.”
Moore says he’s also a fan of the gospel music in the Bible, which he describes as “God-centered.”
“God’s people are in the churches, they are the people,” Moore added.
“And we’ve got to teach them that, too.”