• Montell Jordan delivers Easter sermon at sunrise service at Stone Mountain

    By: Lauren Pozen

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    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Hundreds of people worshipped at one of metro Atlanta's oldest Easter traditions this morning.

    For the past 75 years, people have gathered at Stone Mountain for the sunrise service. This service started back in 1944 before the land was even owned by the state. 

    [PHOTOS: Montell Jordan delivers sermon at Easter service at Stone Mountain]

    Channel 2’s Lauren Pozen spoke with some of people who got to the mountain early, who said this is a tradition for their family, for others it’s their first time.

    There's also another service at the base of the mountain if you don't want to go to the summit. 

    Pozen spoke with Pastor Montell Jordan, who delivered a special sermon he worked on for weeks.

    “The message is called “fall back, get low and rise up,” Jordan said. “Those are all common terms millennials know when you say, ‘Fall back,’ it's kind of like, pump your breaks. If you were to say, ‘Get low,’ it means a bunch of different things and ‘rise up’ is an Atlanta term. I want to bring a new perspective to what those mean in the context that Jesus did,” Jordan said.

    Worshippers said the experience was beautiful.

    "It's exciting to experience it, to be on top of the mountain to experience it thinking about the day, what it means the resurrection. All the different people, yes. That's what makes it beautiful to me,” said Emma Nesbit. 

    The service began at 7 a.m. 

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