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Preacher enjoys trip won on popular game show

(Source: Rick McKinney) (Source: Rick McKinney)
(Source: Rick McKinney) (Source: Rick McKinney)
(Source: Rick McKinney) (Source: Rick McKinney)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro pastor who won a trip on a popular game show is living out that travel experience this week.

Pastor Rick McKinney of Highland Drive Baptist Church in Jonesboro received a trip to Los Angeles from the congregation last year.

While visiting the city, McKinney wanted to fulfill a childhood dream to be on "The Price is Right" game show.

McKinney and his wife got tickets to see the show. He never expected what happened next. 

McKinney was selected as 1 of 9 contestants.

After winning a bid, he played a game that won him a free trip to Rome.

McKinney said the experience was surreal and he only has the church to thank.

“This church is great,” McKinney said. “They never cease to amaze me how they support me. That gift was totally unexpected. I had no clue.”

The episode aired Monday, December 28, 2015.

McKinney shared pictures with Region 8 News of him and his wife enjoying their vacation overseas. 

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