Thousands met in downtown San Diego to honor Good Friday. The Rock Church hosted a special free celebration at Petco Park for the first time to celebrate the religious holiday.
“Jesus died on Good Friday and it was there that he gave his life on the cross,” said The Rock Church Associate Pastor Mickey Stonier. “Three days later he rose from the dead and that`s why we celebrate Easter, His resurrection.”
“When Jesus was crucified he said they didn’t know what they were doing and so a lot of people reject God for the wrong reasons,” said McPherson. “We`re going to make sure people know why He died.”
In the parking lot thousands showed up to get free haircuts, food, manicures, to give blood and to partake in kid’s activities.
Organizers said they chose Petco park because it’s accessible and everybody knows where it’s located. They also wanted to bring church to the community.
“I’m really excited that they actually came here and they decided that they wanted to spend their time here instead of anywhere else and just worship God,” said 12 year old Alexas Colvin who had a flower painted on her face in the kid’s zone.
Many people who attended said they hope the Petco Park Good Friday event becomes and annual tradition.
“It`s been a great turn out this year but hopefully next year it`ll be even more,” said Jill Ruiz.