By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KOKOMO, Ind.
A pastor in Indiana decided to bring out a dirt bike during a church service to demonstrate the concept of unity.I guess this is the latest stunt to attract new members. This YouTube video is from a separate incident:
Now he's demonstrating the concept of healing. Jeff Harlow, the senior pastor at Crossroads Community Church, broke his wrist when he lost control of the motorcycle at the start of Sunday's second service. He ended up driving off a 1.5-metre platform and into the vacant first row of seats.
He's now recovering from surgery on the wrist.
His wife, Becky, says the pastor is OK but "his pride was bruised."
Becky Harlow said her husband had recently attended a motorcycle race in Buchanan, Michigan.
"He had this idea that he would bring this bike out onstage and show people how the rider would become one with the bike," she told the Kokomo Tribune. "He was going to just sit on it and drive it out. He was just walking the dirt bike out onstage and somehow it got away from him. It was not intended."
No one else was hurt.
Jeff Harlow had performed the demonstration at earlier services Saturday night and Sunday morning without incident.