Imagine showing up at church to find that your pastor has decided to stage his very own American Idol contest.

A church member decked in country and western garb walks on stage and begins singing “I’ve got friends in low places”.

In a western twang he belts out such inspired lyrics as:

I’ve got friends in low places
where the whiskey drowns
and the beer chases my blues away

As soon as this ‘church’ song is finished the music minister stands up and calls people to worship the Lord.

Does this sound too insane to be true?

It’s not! Here is the video to prove it!

This is from Newspring Church in Anderson, South Carolina.

Perry Noble is their pastor and he is a disciple of Rick Warren.

Golly those Purpose-Driven Churches sure are relevant

Mat 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.