MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As the first rays of sun appeared over the mountain behind him, Pastor Lonny Ferreiro smiled at the members of his congregation. “It looks like we timed this just about right,” he said.
Ferreiro, the associate pastor of the Calvary Chapel of Morgantown, was speaking to the crowd of almost 200 church members who had gathered on a hillside behind the Tyrone Road church for an Easter Sunrise service April 20.
Clustered around a blazing bonfire to ward off the morning chill, the congregation listened as he delivered a message from the 24th Chapter of Luke. “If you can feel your fingers, then you can follow along,” he told them as he read from the Bible.
Ferreiro spoke about finding life in death, saying that death has been swallowed up by the promise of eternal life through Jesus. “Every sunrise is a reminder that Christ has conquered death,” he said. “May each and every morning be a cause for celebration.”