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Parishioners attend church in cars at converted drive-in movie theater

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - You might think that a drive in church could be isolating.

But in Daytona Beach that is not the case.

It is a church where you never leave the parking lot.

Bikers and babies, masters and pets roll in Sunday mornings to the Daytona Beach Christian church, tuning in to 88.5 am on their car radios to sing along and pray with a pastor before what was once a drive-in movie screen.

The isolation of the vehicle enables some too shy to go out in public to return to worship.

"We have had people who have been able to come here even when they are battling diseases and have felt that I don't need to get dressed up to go to church," said senior pastor Bob Kemp-Baird.

Plastic cups of grape juice and bread are distributed at the gate for communion, along with dog biscuits. Many regulars bring small children and pets.

While some use closed doors and windows for privacy, others open up to socialize.

At the end of the sermon to applaud, parishioners turn on their lights and honk their horns.

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