Duck Dynasty reality show has inspired Reverend Chris Terbush in northwestern Pennsylvania to encourage his congregation to come to church in camouflage clothing on Sunday.
Reverend Chris Terbush told the Bradford Era he’s hoping to attract new members to The First Wesleyan Church of Bradford, and to celebrate the state’s outdoors heritage before deer-hunting season opens Monday.
“Ultimately, the major goal is to draw new parishioners,” Chris Terbush said.
“I thought it’d be neat if nothing else to show the community who we are.”
The 30-year-old pastor and outdoor enthusiast is a native of Indiana and a life-long hunter. He plans to dress in his hunting clothes, as the evangelical Protestant denomination doesn’t require that he wear a clerical collar or other garb to preside at church services.
“There are a lot of hunters in our congregation,” Chris Terbush said.
“I know we live in a hunting community and we’re open to all people including hunters.”
The church is located about 120 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, not far from the border of New York.
Chris Terbush said he’s still working on a sermon that “could very well deal with the subject of camouflage itself.”
“Camo Sunday” might even become a regular event if it proves popular.