An evangelical pastor who defiantly held church services even with Covid-19 rampant through the US has died of coronavirus.
Just weeks ago Virginia Bishop Gerald Glenn proudly showed off how packed his church was, vowing to keep preaching “unless I’m in jail or the hospital”.
On March 22, he got his congregation to stand to prove how many there were despite warnings in the US against gatherings of more than 10 people.
During his service, Glenn said: “I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus. You can quote me on that,” he said, repeating it a second time to claps, saying that “people are healed” in his church.
He controversially announced he was “in violation” of safety protocols and vowed to keep the church open, declaring “I am essential”, adding “I’m a preacher – I talk to God.”