Bishop Rickey Moore of the Sunrise Baptist Church is putting a new spin on Easter Sunday. The Shreveport, Louisiana man used Twitter to announce that he would be recreating the resurrection of Jesus Christ in “3D” by staying in a coffin for three days.
“It is as if you were really there when it occurred – in 3D,” said Moore who was planning a special 3am service on Easter Sunday.
In the social media videos he encouraged people to stop by the church and confirm that he was still in the coffin. “Two o’clock in the morning you want to drive by – five o’clock in the morning you want to drive by and ask the question, ‘is he still there?'”
Following the virality of Moore’s unique plan, he’s since opted out of staying in the coffin. Instead, he’ll remain on a cot with a space heater for the next 36 hours.
“I thought about a casket so if it started raining I would be able to close the lid to keep the elements from getting on me,” said Moore. “It rained on Thursday morning and the weather man tells us it’s going to be a beautiful day tomorrow and Sunday, so therefore there is no need for us to be in a casket.”
Moore shares that he’s proud of the attention he’s received as a result of his plan.
“I had a vision about how I could get this city’s attention,” he said. “The lord gave me a vision and because of the vision he gave me I stepped out on faith.”
According to the Shreveport Times, Moore will be praying and fasting over the next two days. He’ll be provided one water bottle over the 36-hour period and will have guardsman “protecting his tomb”.