The Chapel opens a new campus in movie theater


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The popcorn bucket was passed around at Walden Galleria’s Regal Cinemas Sunday morning. It wasn’t so people could share the salty treat, but for offering.

Pastor Leroy Wiggins said the Chapel at Crosspoint opened a new campus in Cheektowaga to reach people from all walks of life.

“It’s just the perfect setting for it. We’ve got a big screen that’s 30 feet long. You’ve got great acoustics, a stadium seat and it’s already set up” said Wiggins, the pastor of the Chapel at Cheektowaga. “It’s very unconventional, but the Gospel is for everyone, everywhere”.

During service they have prayer, praise and worship, and watch a sermon from the Getzville Campus. Service and Bible study start at 9:15 a.m on Sundays.

“We’ve got a team that comes in at 6 o’clock in the morning. They are picking up the truck at 5:30 a.m. They’re loading 60 or 70 cases of equipment that comes in. They plug it in and start it up”.

Then by 9 a.m. the doors open.

Even though the service is held in a unique location, many said they really enjoyed it.

“It’s just God oriented and it’s something that He wants for this area right now. So I think it’s awesome” said Patt Chubbuck of Cheektowaga.

“It felt welcoming. It doesn’t feel weird because church is not about the building. It’s about the people there and why you’re coming” said Sarah Capodagli of West Seneca.

This isn’t the first time the Chapel has opened a new campus. They opened a location in Buffalo at Regal Elmwood Center many years ago. They now worship in the Old Saint Florian church building.

They also opened a campus in Lockport.

Pastor Wiggins said for right now they don’t have any long term goals for acquiring a church building in Cheektowaga. “So what is the permanent plan? You know what it is? To pray and see what God does”.

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