The St. Louis Church of the Brethren has created a place where people of all faiths can come together to worship and share faith.
The church’s pastor, Rev. David J. Johnson, says it has been a blessing to the community, where he’s been able to share his faith with people who have never been to a church before.
He says there are a lot of people who don’t feel like they can come to a regular church and they’re just afraid to be out in public.
Johnson says that’s why he wanted to create this church in the first place.
“I think that the church has created the space that people want to come and worship,” he says.
“We are really doing something special here.
We’re really putting our foot down, putting our money where our mouth is, we’re showing people that we can do it.”
Johnson says the church will be open to anyone who wants to attend services.
It is a non-denominational church, meaning it does not offer a formal religious service.
It also does not hold a church membership ceremony.
Church members who live in the area say it’s a welcome change.
“This is a positive step,” says pastor Greg Jankowski.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve done here.”
Johnson said the church’s focus is on the people in the community and the church is doing that.
“The people in our community are very supportive,” he said.
“They have a lot more faith in us than they have in the church.
They feel we’re a family here and they know that we have a very good church, a very strong church.
So I think they’re coming to our service and we’re helping them to understand what we are doing here.”