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House of the Holy: Sunday School comes to Bourbon Street




Tony Cilluffo runs a "rock and roll church" at the Bourbon Street nightclub in New Port Richey, though he won’t take credit for it.

"God definitely had a way of making this happen," he said.

From 5 to 7 p.m. each Sunday, people gather around the stage in the back of the dimly lit bar, Bibles on tables in front of some of them, listening to an inspirational sermon, scriptures and, of course, rock and roll — from local Christian bands. On a recent Sunday, this is what you might have heard from the Christian rock band Solomon’s Temple, above, which volunteered to play: “You are holy, you are holy, you are holy in this place.”

‚ÄúWe dive in and help these people and show them that we‚Äôre real and go through life struggles,‚Äù Cilluffo said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a neat way for people to relate to us. We don‚Äôt act religious, we just give them a helping hand.‚Äù

For more, check out Mindy Rubenstein's story about the Bourbon Street church service.

Photo by Gabrielle Miller.

[Last modified: Monday, July 20, 2009 5:20pm]


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