April 20, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - For the third year in a row City Church of Tallahassee held their Easter Service at the Civic Center. It's the largest gathering of people in Tallahassee for Easter Sunday.
"This definitely has more of a weight to us, because we believe this is a day more people are willing to attend a church service because it's a holiday in general we want to take that really seriously," said Pastor Dean Inserra, Head Pastor of City Church.
A big part of the morning worship service was the concert like praise band. A stage was setup in one corner as they played to more than 5200 people inside. There were more than 250 volunteers that make the service possible. By holding the service in the Civic Center City Church said they were able allow more people to hear the message of Jesus Christ.
"With the Resurrection it changes everything. It means Jesus was the one he claimed to be. For Christians there's no more important day than this and this day should compel us and drive us to be that much more serious about our faith the rest of the year," said Pastor Dean.
For Christians Easter Sunday is the most important holiday and families we spoke with said it was great for all of them to be together.
"It's an exciting opportunity for friends and family to connect and just praise the Lord. It's an exciting occasion, it's a great venue with lots of folks I could not be more excited," said Michele Pellino.
"Obviously it's the time most families get together from out of town where ever they are and to celebrate you know the Resurrection of Christ," said Mike Hemmen.
City Church was started in 2007 with just 24 members now has grown to more than 1,000 parishioners. City Church meets every Sunday for 9:30AM and 11:00AM worship service at the Tallahassee Mall.