"But I did not want to annoy anyone so I proposed that we open it up to the (multidenominational) Ministerial Association. It has been on the back burner for four years now percolating. I was blown away when Monica (Gould), brought it up again (this winter)," he said.
"I see this as a nonthreatening way to do it," Rutherford said. "Some people are hesitant to walk into a hallowed church, but the street corner? I see it as a way to reach lapsed, unchurched and de-churched Christians."