Easter service brings 1,000 people to football stadium

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - It wasn't your typical Easter service. 1,000 people filled the bleachers at James Island Charter High School football stadium.

The 4th annual Easter in the Backyard was put on by Crossroads Community Church of James Island.

The church holds weekly services in the school's cafeteria. Typically around 200 people attend.

Easter Sunday saw nearly 5 times that number.

That's why the service moved outside, to the football stadium.

People of all faiths were invited to attend.

Members the event said the service has been a success since is started four years ago.

"We started off at the county park," said Crossroads Community Church of James Island member David Britton. "We really didn't know what we were getting into because we planned for about 300 people and about 600 showed up. So we did it again at the county park the next year. And, we've been here for two years. We've been at the football stadium the last two years."

After the service, there was an Easter egg hunt and food for everyone.

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