A Virginia Bishop, Gerald Glenn has reportedly died of Coronavirus just weeks after he hosted parked church services despite a ban on the social gathering.
This was made known when the church, New Deliverance Evangelistic’s Easter Sunday Livestream by one the officials, Bryan Nevers.
“It is with an exceedingly sorrowful and heavy heart that I come to you this morning, and regret to inform you that last night, April the 11th at 9 p.m., our father Bishop Gerald Glenn transitioned from labor to reward.
Our bishop has been a friend, as well as spiritual Shepard to so many of us here at New Deliverance, and around the country.
He will be missed by us all. ENDC, as we enter into a period of mourning for the next 30 days, let us continue to pray for Mother Glenn and the first family,” Nevers added.
Glenn’s death comes after his last in-person service on March 22.
Glenn made headlines after the sermon, for proudly broadcasting a completely full service while boasting about flouting the ban on social gatherings.
“I got way more than 10 people here,” Glenn said in his sermon in reference to the ban issued by Gov. Ralph Northam,” He said.
Glenn also slammed the government for “making moral decisions for church members.”
He said at the time: “I know I’m on some controversial territory. I don’t care about your opinion. I’m not trying to appease anybody.”
Glenn also explained that church service is “essential,” in an attempt to justify why he continued to promote such a large gathering of people.