Banjos, a violin, a guitar and rocking chairs sit in a circle in a sanctuary with an unusual name.
“Wild Goose is a Presbyterian worship community. The Presbyterian (USA) has started an initiative about a year and a half almost two years ago now,” said Minister Edwin Lacy.
The initiative started by the Presbyterian Church, 1001 worship communities, was designed to help dying churches. The sanctuary used to be the Indian Valley Presbyterian church, complete with carpet and pews. There are now hard wood floors and rocking chairs.
“The central theme is no different than you'll find on Sunday morning. We sing, we pray, we study scripture that what's we're about,” said Lacy. “But the way in which we do the style it is very Appalachia.”
Celebrating the Appalachian culture while worshiping the lord is a style that some people are gravitating to. Before every Tuesday night service, a potluck meal is served to fellowship with members and visitors.
“The music, the people, the food, the fellowship and last but not least, the discussion,” said church attendee Kristina Schwarz.
Mac Traynham was the son of a minster. He's says he doesn't mind not having the pipe organ and pews like some traditional churches.
“More like the early Christian's would have done. They didn't have all of that either. They just kind of got together like we're doing and talk about what Jesus said and what it means,” said church attendee Mac Traynham.
Though the look is different the message is the same.