‘Not just the ramp.’ Worship spaces need more accessibility


              Laura Lamb, left, hugs Pastor Adam Kelchner after helping her husband, Jerry, who has a spine condition, into their truck while leaving Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who has a spine condition, sits in the sanctuary at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who has a spine condition, talks to Pastor Adam Kelchner at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who has a spine condition, talks to Pastor Adam Kelchner at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Laura Lamb talks to her husband, Jerry Lamb, who has a spine condition, as they make their way through the sanctuary at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who has a spine condition, sits in a chair in the lobby as his wife, Laura, tends to their foster kids, Adriana McCartney, and Charlie Mitchell at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who has a spine condition, gets out of his truck while his wife, Laura, waits to assist him as they arrive at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who has a spine condition, is pictured in the parking lot of Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who has a spine condition, poses with wife, Laura, in front of Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who has a spine condition, talks to Pastor Adam Kelchner at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Laura Lamb, left, hugs Pastor Adam Kelchner after helping her husband, Jerry, who suffers from a spine condition, into their truck while leaving Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who suffers from a spine condition, sits in the sanctuary at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who suffers from a spine condition, talks to Pastor Adam Kelchner at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who suffers from a spine condition, talks to Pastor Adam Kelchner at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Laura Lamb talks to her husband, Jerry Lamb, who suffers from a spine condition, as they make their way through the sanctuary at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who suffers from a spine condition, sits in a chair in the lobby as his wife, Laura, tends to their foster kids, Adriana McCartney, and Charlie Mitchell at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who suffers from a spine condition, gets out of his truck while his wife, Laura, waits to assist him as they arrive at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who suffers from a spine condition, is pictured in the parking lot of Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who suffers from a spine condition, poses with wife, Laura, in front of Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Jerry Lamb, who suffers from a spine condition, talks to Pastor Adam Kelchner at Camden First United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Camden, Tenn. The church at the urging of the pastor recently had a couple pews cut in half so Jerry, and anyone else who uses a wheelchair, walker or other aid, can still sit with the rest of the congregation. (AP Photo/John Amis)
‘Not just the ramp.’ Worship spaces need more accessibility