“I am essential, I’m a preacher — I talk to God!”
Bishop O. Glenn was proud of how full his church was despite our efforts to limit social gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. He delivered a sermon at New Deliverance Evangelistic Church stating just that, little did he know, it would be his last sermon ever.
“I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus. You can quote me on that!”
OK I will! He goes on to claim that “people are healed” in his church.
His daughter, Mar-Gerie Crawley, told WTVR that her father initially dismissed his symptoms because he has a condition that often leads to fevers and infections.
She is now urging everyone to limit contact and stay home.
“It becomes very real to you, I just beg people to understand the severity and the seriousness of this, because people are saying it’s not just about us, it’s about everyone around us.”
Sadly, it took the death of Glenn — and the current sickness of his wife — for the family and the congregation to take this virus seriously. They believed their religion gave him immunity against the virus.
His final sermon has since been removed from the internet.