When I was a kid, what tempted me to go to church was the jelly donuts after mass. But this Alabama church deacon has an even better idea: Lamborghinis. Sure, some people think it’s weird to flash supercars to get teens to church. After all, Jesus wasn’t exactly a flashy high roller in his day. But this guy, it seems to be working.
Kimuel Lee, deacon chairman of the First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, told the Baton Rouge Advocate he began the Lamborghini Youth Training Academy so young people could develop a relationship with the church – and learn a thing or two about car maintenance. It’s right there in the Ten Commandments, Honor Thy Mother and Father and change your oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles.
Lee is actually using his training academy not to teach the Bible but to focus on things like car maintenance and the difference between turbochargers and superchargers. He’s also thrown cars on a lift so the kids can see the undercarriage.
In addition to his Lamborghinis, Lee, who apparently has no vow of poverty, also owns a 2007 Shelby Ultimate Aero. Maybe that car falls under the category of WWJD – What Would Jesus Drive. At one point it held the world record for fastest production car at 256.14 mph, according to the Advocate.
Of course, the real secret to getting kids into the pews may be what they do after the academy. Lee takes them go karting.
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