PASCO, Wash. — Church is back in session for Riverview Baptist Church in Pasco but instead of sitting in pews churchgoers are sitting in their driver's seats.
"This thing is safe the parking lot service is safe." John Paisley, Senior Pastor said.
Riverview Baptist Church opened up their parking lot on Sunday morning after Governor Jay Inslee opened up churches for drive-in religious services as part of phase one last week.
"People come they stay in their car they turn on their radio." Pastor Paisley said.
Churchgoers can tune to 90.1 to hear the pastors preach.
Pastor Paisley tells Action News he's been with the church for over 45 years and he's never experienced anything like this.
"This is all new territory." Pastor Paisley said.
But he says he's happy his members can now attend church and still keep safe
"I want to protect them as much as I can from getting the virus and that's why I feel comfortable with a parking lot service because it's probably safer than being at a Wal Mart." Pastor Paisley said.
While they do have the services online and you can listen at home, Pastor Paisley says during this time it's important to have a sense of community even if it's from your driver's seat.
Pastor Paisley tells Action News he's in no rush to get back into the church's auditorium and plans to keep the drive-in services going.