Wild Goose Church

Jul 18, 2013

A new church in southwestern Virginia is looking to local culture to inspire its congregation.

It celebrates the Appalachian spirit of community and practicality best demonstrated by potluck dinners and conversation, followed by music and dancing. The new church, called “Wild Goose,” opened earlier this year in a remote part of Floyd County.

"We took the pews out and put the rocking chairs in, we took the pulpit furniture out and built a fireplace and it's all fiddle and banjo music and singing old time songs and very eclectic worship," said Edwin Lacey, part preacher, part musician.

Edwin Lacey with WVTF's Robbie Harris.