PHOTOS: Church performs baptisms with red label whisky

Bishop Tsietsi Makiti of Gabola Church begins his weekly sermon after sipping on a dram of whisky at a tavern outside Johannesburg in South Africa

The church of BEER is a ministry that encourages worshippers to have a drink, performs baptisms with ‘holy’ whisky and welcomes ‘drunkards’ proves popular in South Africa.

Putting his hand on a can of beer, Bishop Tsietsi Makiti blesses the beverage ahead of his weekly sermon in Evaton, South Africa.

Bishop Tsietsi Makiti of Gabola Church begins his weekly sermon after sipping on a dram of whisky at a tavern outside Johannesburg in South Africa

He then settles behind a table where the centerpiece is a 4.5litre bottle of Johnnie Walker Red Label and sips on a generous measure of whisky before he starts preaching before his congregation.

Bishop Makiti is the head of Gabola Church, a 500-strong denomination for ‘drinkers’ which holds its Sunday sermons in taverns across Johannesburg.

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The congregation gathers in a different tavern in the Johannesburg area each Sunday.

Bishop Makiti begins his sermon at 11am with the church session often lasting until late in the afternoon.

 

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