- Preachers offer faithful a new way to gather, but some have their doubts about virtual churches
- Virtual reality headsets allow visitors to send avatars to sit in virtual pews, sing hymns, mingle
Hong Kong Baptist minister Reverend Enoch Lam Yee-lok has said he believes he has the answer for Christians who find going to church too inconvenient and the services to be boring.
In February, he started Me Church, where people show up as avatars – cartoon-like depictions of themselves – that sit in a stadium, sing hymns and listen to him preach. All virtually.
It is one of two Hong Kong churches that opened in the metaverse this year, geared towards a tech-savvy generation interested in the world of virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
Foto: (Left to right) Me Church’s co-founders George So, Reverend Enoch Lam and Timothy Fung show an event taking place in the metaverse. Photo: Dickson Lee.