1. Various of people in line in front of church signing out
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Tony Lowden, Maranatha Baptist Church:
"It's almost like this little church here in Plains has a mega ministry because people come from all around the world. We had a couple that drove all the way from Oregon one day, a couple of drove all the way from Alaska just to be here to get this taste called J.C."
3. Former president Jimmy Carter teaching Sunday school
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jimmy Carter, Former US President:
"If we don't have a joyful life full of peace and happiness and purpose it's our fault. And that's a very profoundly important thing."
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Chet Mulholland, Minnesota resident:
"I have a great admiration for Jimmy Carter as president and especially as post president. I think it's just absolutely remarkable that this man continues to go. And I want to hear what he has to say. I want to hear his Sunday school lesson."
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Carter:
"Just be reassured that you have a wonderful eternal life to look forward to. Somehow in another in the presence of God."
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jimmy Carter, Former US President:
"The thing I want to convince all of you if you have any doubt about life after death. Forget the doubts and ask God unless you have complete faith that you're going to live again after death if you believe in Jesus Christ."
14. Carter teaching Sunday school
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Tony Lowden, Maranatha Baptist Church:
I tell people all the time, I think that he's bound by two books. He's bound by this thing called the Bible, which is his core of his being. And he's bound by this book. This book called The Presidential Book that every president gets. It's about this big, it sits outside the Carter's office. And that book talks about the duty of a president. It talks about the things it has to do while he's in office. And I think inside the man those two books drives him to want to serve, because, as you know, the president, the United States is a public servant. The Bible teaches him also how to be a servant leader with a servant heart. And those things drives him. He's still serving America and the world."
Former President Jimmy Carter can still draw a crowd, and he does each time he teaches Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.
Nearly four decades after he left office and despite a body that's failing after 95 years, the nation's oldest-ever ex-president still teaches Sunday school roughly twice monthly at Maranatha Baptist Church.
Pilgrims come by the hundreds for what they describe as a dose of simple decency and devotion in a Bible lesson. They gather hours before class begins.
The church has only 30 or so members, but as many as 450 people are on hand any week Carter teaches.
It's unclear how much longer Carter can continue to teach, but Maranatha Baptist pastor Tony Lowden says he's welcome as long as he's able.