US Church Where Believers Worship Naked

Allen Parker is the pastor at White Tail Chapel, a nudist church in Ivor, Va.
Allen Parker is the pastor at White Tail Chapel, a nudist church in Ivor, Va.

Many churchgoers feel pressure to dress in their Sunday best when they attend a worship service, but that concept is foreign to members of a small congregation in Virginia, who worship God in the nude.

At White Tail Chapel in Ivor, Va., members mostly attend church naked, but some go topless.

“There’s not a feeling that you have to be better than one another, physically,” pastor Allen Parker told WWBT NBC12. “We’re humans, we have scars, we have what we have. … It’s learning to love and accept that.”

The nontraditional church is part of White Tail Resort, a “family nudist community,” according to its website. It opened in 1984 and is the only year-round nudist resort in Virginia. More than 10,000 people visited last year.

Katie Church wasn’t a nudist when she met her husband, Robert, but she quickly fell for him and the resort. She embraced the nudist lifestyle, and the Churches got married at White Tail.

“Once we were married, and we were here, this whole place became our family,” Katie Church told WWBT. “I feel like I can turn to anyone in this church, or even in this park, and they will be there to help me.”

At White Tail Chapel in Ivor, Va., members mostly attend church naked, but some go topless.
At White Tail Chapel in Ivor, Va., members mostly attend church naked, but some go topless.

Her husband agrees. “People are more open as far as hearing the Word of God and speaking the Word of God,” he says.

Parker argues that some of Jesus’ biggest moments in life happened while He was naked.

“When He was born He was naked, when He was crucified He was naked and when He arose He left His clothes in the tomb and He was naked,” Parker explained to WVEC ABC13. “If God made us that way, how can that be wrong?”

Parker agrees with resort visitors who say being a nudist is about being free from societal judgment in a stress-free environment where everyone is equal.

“I consider this a gift and a privilege God has given me,” he told WVEC. “They’re caring, they’re understanding, and they’re community and family-oriented. We have one of the most involved chapels anyplace around. I’ll put our church up against others around.”


10 thoughts on “US Church Where Believers Worship Naked

  1. just image the pastor who is 7 inch,standing.on the first line are sited beautiful ladies,those are the same church were will be served with condoms when going for prayers. but i like that since it’s man to woman not man to man. God bless.

  2. Hihihihi, I thought I was out of this world for a minute, but alas, am still around!! people go to Church when NAKED COMPLETELY??? What happens when one of the men get irritated or salutes after seeing a lady’s nice thighs or kabina or real nice boobs, Hmm?? Would very much like to ATTEND THEIR SERVICE, this one, bet many Ugandan ladies would love it too!!!

  3. I like such churches it makes my eyes Focus on real objects, please introduce it to our Country Uganda, they like copying all the time the west, this is the best number in the Name of freedom. The Picture is partly covered please let me see gods creatures as he made man in his own image

  4. I think it is time for Christians to re-examine what exactly they believe. Almost on a daily basis, we see strange things being done by people who claim to be Church leaders. For example, many Churches around the world recognize and even solemnize gay marriages! Only recently, I saw an American Pastor solemnizing a marriage between a man and a Dog! Now here comes church prayer by naked worshipers!! Are these things really part of Christian teachings? Is Christianity such a boundless faith that it will accommodate any form of idea and practice, including ideas and practices that demean, degrade and disgrace humanity? Is it the same God that all these Church leaders are referring to and ask blessings from? Christians please, you need serious soul searching. Something is fundamentally wrong with your faith. Maybe the whole concept of a Christianity needs to be reconsidered. Was Jesus a Christian? If he came to the world today, would he approve these practices which are being done in his name? Do some research – you might actually discover that Jesus, the son of Mary was following some other teachings, far from what the Church is practicing today. Over to you my friends.

  5. Why is a story about a weird cult in the USA in a Uganda n newspaper?

    Oh, to stir up anti-Western feeling and characterize Europeans as freaks.

    Of course.

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