There was a Pastor of a fast-growing church which used to hold services in a converted
But membership soon got too large for that small storefront church.
One day the pastor of that church walked by a nearby bar that was closing down,
and the bar owner was selling the place for an astonishing low price.
Seeing that this was an offer too good to pass up, the pastor talked to the bar owner and an agreement was signed, transferring ownership to the pastor and his church on the condition
that the place would undergo renovation and the church would have to keep the parrot
that served as a mascot in the bar.
Agreeing to the terms, and with ownership transferred, the pastor and his congregation
spent two weeks converting the bar into a church building.
Bar stools and tables were replace by pews.
A karaoke machine was replaced by a church organ.
The bar-counter was removed and replaced by a pulpit, etc.
But the parrot stayed.
The first Sunday in the new premises, the pastor walked upto the pulpit for a microphone sound check.
The parrot responded by saying, "Craaaak! New proprietor! New proprietor!"
Then the church choir, dressed in their choir outfits, stepped into the choir box.
The parrot responded by saying, "Craaaak! New floor show! New floor show!"
Then the congregation came in as a whole, and took their seats at the pews.
The parrot responded by saying, "Craaaaak! Same old crowd! Same old crowd!"