Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Pastor Takes God out to the People

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Pastor Takes God out to the People

Article excerpt

PASTOR Ron Edwards is the minister who preaches the word of God from the pub.

The Lutheran Church pastor, who has lived in Rockhampton for about six months, is holding this year's Father's Day service at the Great Western Hotel on September 2.

He dubs it as C[pounds sterling]Rockhampton's dad-trendy serviceC[yen].

Pastor Edwards moved to Rockhampton from Jindera, just north of Albury in New South Wales, and said he wanted to find ways of catering to followers.

He said the initiative was conceptualised C[pounds sterling]to cater all levels of society and not hide ourselves in a church buildingC[yen].

C[pounds sterling]There are a lot of people who won't come to church,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]In the past the church told people that not coming to church was wrong.

C[pounds sterling]God does not restrict himself to a cathedral and we want to show that church is not about judging people. …

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