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'Taking Church Right to the Gates of Hell': Pastor Plants Church Outside Planned Parenthood

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Pastor Ken Peters of Covenant Church in Spokane, WA, believes the church is the only hope for ending abortion in America.
"We gotta put legs to our faith," Peters said during an interview on the CBN News Program, Prayer Link. "We've gotta find that balance between being mean and nasty and yelling, we've got to find the balance between that and doing nothing."  

Peters explained how God presented him with that balanced way.
"I felt like the Lord say to me right in the middle of a church service I want your next church campus to be the Planned Parenthood Campus," he said.  "A few months ago, we planted a church right there at Planned Parenthood."
It's called The Church at Planned Parenthood. Peters and members of his congregation go to the local Planned Parenthood and share a message of God's love and hope. They host a full service complete with a worship band and prayer teams.


"We're aware of all the rules and doing our best to stay within those, so the police are definitely there," Peters said. "They're watching. But we tell them we're not there to cause trouble. We're there to worship God. We're there to pray. We're there to preach the gospel." 
Peters added that as news of his church has spread, other ministries are joining in.
"Our last service, we got about 65,000 people viewing in live on my personal Facebook feed," he said. "We had over 300 people there outside in the freezing cold, cars driving by. It's been unbelievable."

As more states move toward radical abortion measures, Peters said the time for the church to act is now.
"We have a holocaust going on in our own country and this really brings it to light and we're confronting it with the Holy Spirit and with worship instead of in the flesh."

"This really gets the light of Jesus right out in front of the community, right at one of the busiest intersections in town."
Meanwhile, Peters says there is great spiritual significance in making a stand where innocent lives are so easily terminated.
"The Bible says that hell will not prevail against the church, but I think if the church does not engage, then hell has free reign. So, what we're doing is taking church right to the gates of hell knowing that we will win."

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Charlene Aaron

Charlene Aaron serves as a general assignment reporter, news anchor, co-host of The 700 Club, co-host of 700 Club Interactive, and co-host of The Prayerlink on the CBN News Channel. She covers various social issues, such as abortion, gender identity, race relations, and more. Before joining CBN News in 2003, she was a personal letter writer for Dr. Pat Robertson. Charlene attended Old Dominion University and Elizabeth City State University. She is an ordained minister and pastor’s wife. She lives in Smithfield, VA, with her husband.