GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- For more than four decades, parishioners of Woodland Drive-In Church have beeped their car horns as an expression of their faith during their Sunday morning service.
But following a noise complaint made to the city, churchgoers are no longer permitted to, "Honk for Jesus."
The Sunday service is broadcasted over radio and church members say they beep their car horns as a show of support and affirmation of faith in small increments. They said in total, maybe 15 seconds of an hour long service is scattered with short beeps.
"That's how people applaud from their car," said Marianne Wilkins, a regular attendee.
According to a church leader, when the drive-in community moved in the mid-1980's to its present location off Breton Road, an agreement was made with the city that parishioners would restrain from honking their horns as a symbol of their faith.