Some signs and billboards are turning heads all over town.
They say “Strip for Jesus” and come from a local church.
The signs started as a marketing campaign from the Overflow Church and turned into a message—one of stripping yourself of whatever is holding you down. But that didn’t translate for everyone Thursday night.
“I want to know more. I was curious about it,” said Tracy Liescheski of Pearland. “I don’t understand why they’d put it on their church. You think of the church as being more, I guess, spiritual.”
She was curious enough to stop at the Manvel church after she saw the sign outside.
But the phrase “Strip for Jesus” is based in spirituality.
“That word strip means to take off. It means to release,” said senior pastor Pat Williams.
The three words are from Hebrews Chapter 12, Verse 1 and not from the world of pole dancing.
“We’re thinking about taking off maybe unforgiveness, maybe taking off jealousy or envy,” Williams added. “Strip off every weight that tangles you up or that holds you hostage. People don’t even know they’re being held.”
The church has put up two big billboards—one on FM 521 near Highway 6—and they’ve asked congregants and others around Houston to put up lawn signs.
“We’re trying to catch your attention,” said Darlene Seals of Pearland.
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