by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
The New Deliverance Evangelistic Church pastor died from Covid19 after refusing to adhere to social distancing rules.
In his last known in-person service on March 22, Bishop Gerald O. Glenn got his congregation at Richmond’s New Deliverance Evangelistic Church to stand to prove how many were there despite warnings against gatherings of more than 10 people.
“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.
“I am essential,” he said of remaining open, adding, “I’m a preacher — I talk to God!”