In an effort to gain followers, an Alabama pastor has constructed a shooting range at his church, reported CBS News.

Pastor Philip Guin of Rocky Mount United Methodist Church in Jemison, Alabama turned an empty gully behind his church into a shooting range. “This is an opportunity for us to reach out in the name of Jesus Christ in a setting that is completely unique,” said Guin. “Even odd by some people’s standards. But who’s to say that church can’t happen right here?”

The range was reportedly intended to teach gun safety, but it has become a tool to preach the Gospel for Guin. “We had quite a number of church members, some elderly ladies, for example, and some not so elderly women that had purchased guns, but didn’t know how to use them,” Guin added.

The church’s following has grown in popularity, and the local police department trains officers and offers gun safety sources to the public. To them it’s normal, to the rest of America, it’s another day in the desperate efforts somes churches are taking to attract members.