Gas on God: Hartford church ministry gives away free gas

HARTFORD — The Mount Olive Church Ministries in Hartford is giving away free gas today.

“We believe that you can’t do ministry the old fashion way, you’ve got to come out from behind the four walls of the church and that’s what we’re doing,” says and event organizer, Pastor Dion Watkins. It’s the third annual “Gas on God” give away.

“This means a lot, it saves $20 in my pocket, you get to meet people and it is such a great, great event here that the church is doing,” says free gas recipient Aurice Barlow

Starting at 9 a.m., the Ministry gave away gas at the 7-Eleven on Prospect and Park Street.

Then, at 11 a.m., they were at the Mobil Gas Station on Albany Avenue.

The Ministry says it’s giving away a total of $5,000 in free gas.