Missy Robertson White’s Ferry Road Church In West Monroe La, Just like hunting season, you can count on the Robertson family from the hit show “Duck Dynasty” delivering an unabashed message of faith during their “Duck Commander Sundays.” And just like the Louisiana ducks, this past Sunday the family didn’t disappoint the faithful. From daugher-in-law Missy and grandson Cole leading the congregation in music, to Phil cracking a joke about atheists, the bearded brothers became the bearded bretheren as the masses hung on every word.
“Our attendance doubled on Sunday and I can’t tell you how many visitors told me that there is just something about White’s Ferry Road church that feels like you just came home,” Ryan Howard, brother of Willie Robertson’s wife Korie, told TheBlaze in an email. He said the West Monroe church’s two Sunday morning services had over 3,000 people.
“No one ever leaves feeling unwanted or like an outcast. All our welcome,” he said. “Hey Jack, after all we have camo-clad bearded burly men leading our service, all of who are more than willing to tell you their own story of redemption.”
Those familiar with the show – which considering it is cable’s most popular ever means there are plenty of you – will remember family patriarch Phil Robertson mentioning the annual event during the show’s first season.
“Duck Commander Sunday is basically a redneck rendition of fearing God, loving your neighbor,” Phil said during the episode before employing his trademark line: “We all sing church songs, everybody wearing camo, and everybody happy happy happy.”
As Howard alluded to, plenty of the Robertson men have quite the redemption stories. Phil details them in his book, not shying away from talking about his past wild days, plus those of his sons Alan, Jep, and Willie. (He says Jase is the only one to have “stayed the course” and never deviated.)
Maybe that’s why Howard called the services “electric.”