IN GOD WE TRUST SERIES
THE DRIVE IN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
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[ In God we trust ] is an exploration of American society through a religious prism.
Come and pray without leaving your air-conditioned car at the Christian Drive-In Church in Daytona Beach. For 63 years
the church of the faithful of Jesus has gathered on the lawn of an old outdoor cinema in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Drive-In Church offers two services every Sunday morning. Whether it rains or sells, the cars come to park in front of an
altar on a balcony and listen to the sermon broadcast on a radio wave reserved 88.5 FM.
As the churches empty, more than 600 parishioners come every weekend to enjoy the mass, comfortably settled in
their air-conditioned car, some still in pajama or ready for the beach.
They can come dressed as they like, take with them their pets. And stay in the privacy of their car.
To reconnect with the other parishioners, the Drive-In Church offers a service between the two departments to gather
around a café and donuts.