On the Eighth Day, He Held a Raffle

By Andrew Greiner
|  Monday, Oct 26, 2009  |  Updated 1:00 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Weird News Photos: Holiday Edition

AP

Money for Church? Yessss.

Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

Reverend Dan Willis, he just giveth.

Willis is the pastor at Lighthouse Church of All Nations in Alsip and he’s got one heck of a gimmick to get you to go to church.

He’ll pay.

"It is gimmicky,” Willis told the Sun-Times. “It is totally gimmicky. I make no bones about that, but if I could get someone who would not normally come to church, why not?"

Willis doesn’t just hand out cash. He holds a raffle. So far he has doled out close to $1,000.

Not surprisingly, attendance has risen along with the dollars given out.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out