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April 13, 20202min1630

Arrogant pastor killed by coronavirus for defiantly holding church service

He practiced what he preached, then he died of coronavirus.

While some members called him foolish, others said he tricked them into believing he had the magic wand to cure the virus.

In the wake of outbreak of coronavirus with the instructions to stop mass gathering and use social distancing, evangelical pastor, Bishop Gerald Glenn was defiant.

Instead he died of COVID-19 just weeks after proudly showing off how packed his Virginia church was — and vowing to keep preaching “unless I’m in jail or the hospital.”

In his last known in-person service on March 22, Bishop 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.

He didn’t live long afterwards as the virulent virus cut him to size leaving members disappointed and community calling him foolish.

(Additional reports from agencies)

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