The pastor, Gerald O. Glenn, 66, the bishop and founder of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Chesterfield, Va., died on Saturday night, according to Bryan Nevers, a church elder.
Bishop Gerald O Glenn headed The New Deliverance Evangelistic Church near Richmond, VA, where he defied social distancing orders, declaring himself to be an essential service because he "talked to God." He insisted that God would protect him.https://t.co/SHAOsNCr1r— Covered Dish People (@doctorow) April 14, 2020
Mr. Nevers announced the death of Bishop Glenn during an Easter sermon, which was posted on the Facebook page of the Richmond-area Pentecostal congregation. He said that Bishop Glenn had transitioned from labor to reward.
March 17: Gov. Northam of Virginia urges people to avoid gatherings larger than 10 people.— Daddy D.O🇳🇬 (@DOlusegun) April 14, 2020
March 22: Bishop Gerald Glenn hosts 185 people at his church service
April 11: Bishop Glenn dies of COVID-19
Someone please inform CANhttps://t.co/voRqJOrMLT