SHREVEPORT, LA. -- Baptist minister Rickey Moore entered a sealed coffin Friday afternoon as part of a three-part Easter celebration. He will stay there until 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
The minister of Sunrise Baptist Church in Shreveport, 3220 Lakeshore Drive, is giving the congregation an example of what the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus was like.
As part of the celebration, Bishop Moore will be 'buried' in a coffin and sealed up for three days until Easter Sunday to depict the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
After his first night in the coffin, Bishop Moore Periscoped on Twitter from inside.
Bishop Moore shared information about the three-part celebration on Twitter, describing it as the crucifixion and resurrection in 3-D. In the video, a man invites folks to stop by at any time during the weekend to visit him in the coffin.
"Two o'clock in the morning you want to drive by - five o'clock in the morning you want to drive by and ask the question, 'is he still there?'"