Driver Delivers $6 Pizza, Is Tipped $1K
The destination was a church, and the sermon was 'I Was Broke. Now I'm Not'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 14, 2015 1:07 AM CDT
This photo provided by Domino's Pizza shows the Wisconsin 6 Cheese pizza.   (AP Photo/Domino's Pizza Inc.)

(Newser) – An Ohio church congregation ordered a pizza from Domino's during a service, then tipped the driver more than $1,000 that had been collected for the offering. The driver brought the $5.99 pizza to Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington in suburban Columbus on Oct. 4. The Rev. Steve Markle brought her onstage and asked her about the biggest tip she'd ever received. She said it had been about $10.

That's when Markle told her the teaching at the church had been about generosity, so the congregation had taken up an offering for her. She broke into tears. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the congregation was wrapping up a sermon series on "I Was Broke. Now I'm Not." The church draws about 500 to 600 people each week. (Two NYC waitresses received a giant tip from a dead diner.)