Having a beer with Jesus proved a popular choice as around 80 people turned out to the first Albany Sports Bar church service
And interest in the unusual service extended outside of New Zealand.
It soon went viral after the North Shore Times featured the story last Tuesday, making news all over the world.
Pastors Vic Francis and Calvin Culverwell’s story even appeared on one of the largest news websites in the world – HuffingtonPost.com.
Mr Culverwell spoke live on Australia’s most watched breakfast television show Sunrise about the service.
The story was even mentioned on TV3 comedy show 7 Days.
And the service last Sunday was filmed for TV One current affairs show Close Up.
Feedback from attendees was “all good”, Mr Francis says.
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