‘Duck Dynasty’ Inspires PA. Church To Stand Out With Camouflage
By Manuel Campos
A Pennsylvania Church, inspired by the hit A&E Show "Duck Dynasty," is encouraging members to come to church in camouflage.
Pastor Chris Terbush of The First Wesleyan Church of Bradford, hopes this effort will attract new parishioners and celebrate the region's outdoor heritage on the eve of deer season's Monday opening, according to the Bradford Era.
"Ultimately, the major goal is to draw new parishioners," Terbush told the Associated Press. "I thought it'd be neat if nothing else to show the community who we are."
"Duck Dynasty" chronicles a family known for their long beards and camouflage clothing that has made a fortune making and selling duck decoys to hunters.
The 30-year-old pastor and outdoor enthusiast is a native of Indiana and a life-long hunter. He plans to dress in his hunting clothes, as the evangelical Protestant denomination doesn't require that he wear a clerical collar or other garb to preside at church services.
Terbush said he's still working on a sermon that "could very well deal with the subject of camouflage itself."
"Camo Sunday" might even become a regular event if it proves popular.
"We'd love to do it every single year," Terbush said.