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Pastor opens shooting range at church to get more members

By Mason White 4:58 PM August 18, 2015
Pastor Phillip Guin 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A pastor said that people who might not have attended church are now members, thanks to his new shooting range.

The congregation of Alabama, has combined the Bible and guns.

The Rocky Mount United Methodist Church in Jemison, converted a gully behind the church into a shooting range.

Pastor Phillip Guin and his parishioners turned the property, which was harboring snakes and rats, into a shooting range to help teach firearms safety.

However, the pastor is taking gun safety very seriously and he is working with police to ensure the safety of the community.

“This is an opportunity for us to reach out to people, in an environment that is totally unique,” said Pastor Guin.

The whole purpose of this range is to provide recreational and gun safety in a warm, loving environment,” he added.

“We wanted to come up with different ideas to help our church grow, and we thought this would be unique to offer to the community,” Guin said.

Pastor Phillip Guin said that other churches have reached out to him and asked if they can use the range for some of their men’s group meetings.