The evangelical pastor who vowed to keep preaching unless he was “behind the bars or the hospital” has lost his life of COV-19 … only weeks after defiantly opening his church doors @TMZ reports on April 13, 2020.
Bishop Gerald Glenn showed off his jam-packed congregation back on March 22 at the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Richmond, VA … telling followers to stand up and prove their numbers … despite social distancing guidelines and warnings against large gatherings in the face of the pandemic.
His church announced that Glenn lost his life on, of all days, Easter Sunday from COV-19 a week after testing positive for the pandemic.
During that infamous in-person service, the Bishop said he firmly believed God was larger than the virus and said he was proud of being “controversial” for breaking safety protocols.
The Bishop also claimed he was an “essential” worker, saying he’s a preacher and he talks to God.
The Bishop’s wife, Marcietia Glenn, is also infected with COV-19.
The couple’s daughter, Mar-Gerie Crawley, reportedly said her father dismissed his symptoms at first because he has a health condition that often results in fevers and infections. Now, she’s urging everyone to stay home, saying the virus has become very real to her.
This article was originally published on the tmz.com on April 13, 2020.