Toms River drivers get free gas as new church promotion
Drivers in Toms River got free gas on Sunday, thanks to a new church that is about to open in town.
The drivers lined up along Route 37 at the Holiday Service Center gas station where the Wellspring Church was giving away the free gas.
"If we came into community and said, 'Hey, we're here,' no one would care. So it's something to make ourselves known, so we are spending our advertising budget by spreading kindness," says WellSpring Church's lead pastor Jason Coache.
Some customers waited up to two hours for their free tank of gas, but everyone on line says it was worth it.
The gas giveaway was more than a promotion to get more members.
"We have card that says 'God loves you and so do we.' God's name in society is being smeared by bad acts of other people, so we want to represent him through kindness and love," said Coache.
The church had $6,000 to spend on the gas, which filled up about 200 tanks in just over two hours.
The church officially opens next Sunday and will hold its services at Toms River Intermediate East.