The Rocky Mount United Methodist Church has just done something relatively unheard of, opening a shooting range in the name of Jesus Christ.
The churchs Pastor, Phillip Guin explained that Rocky Mount United Methodist is seeking to reach out to the community in a unique way to both spread Gods word and promote firearms safety. Focusing on the importation of gun safety, education and marksmanship, Guin believes that the shooting range opens new doors and gives the church a fresh way to promote their ministry to individuals that may not otherwise attend church.
This is an opportunity for us to reach out in the name of Jesus Christ in a setting that is completely unique. Even odd by some peoples standards. But whos to say that church cant happen right here, Guin said.
Though currently the majority of those utilizing the facility are members active in the church, the Jemison Police Department regularly trains at the range.