Churches: Drive-In Devotion

As the choir sang Holy, Holy, Holy, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller mounted the pulpit of his new $3,000,000 church in Garden Grove, Calif., and pushed a button. Two 25-ft.-high sections of the glass wall before him separated slowly, leaving only open air between the preacher and nearly 1,500 worshipers in 500 cars parked below him. Schuller's nondenominational Protestant parish, as its newspaper advertisements state, is a "walkin, drive-in" church—one of more than 70 now operating across the nation.

Pew on Wheels. Most such churches begin by taking over a drive-in theater...

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