CRESTWOOD, MO (KPLR)- A Crestwood Church has adopted one of the area’s more unusual versions of the sunrise, Easter Sunday service. For fourteen years, the traditional Easter sermon at First Baptist has been followed by the “Resurrection Run,” a 5K race started by a pastor who runs marathons on the side.
The goal is to blend the Message of Easter with the love of running.
Initially, pastor Lance Long was met with serious skepticism when he spoke of mixing Jesus and jogging. These days Long is preaching to the choir. The event draws well. Many of those running are not members of the church.