Virginia Bishop Died of COVID-19 Weeks after Hosting Packed Church Service

Comfort Omovre
Apr 16, 2020
02:30 A.M.

Bishop Gerald Glenn, from Virginia, lost his life to the novel coronavirus weeks after he hosted a large gathering for a Sunday service.


Famous pastor Gerald Glenn of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church passed on following his viral church service as a defiance against the lockdown.

Weeks before he died, Glenn held a church service that was packed with his church members. During the Sunday service, the Bishop made it known that he wasn't scared of COVID-19.

A close-up photo of a virus . | Photo: Getty Images

A close-up photo of a virus . | Photo: Getty Images


While making the news known to the public, one of the church officials, Bryan Nevers, said that the religious leader passed on a day before Easter. He said:

"...I...regret to inform you that on last night, April the 11th, at 9 p.m., our father, Bishop Gerald Glenn, transitioned from labor to reward."


The deceased first made headlines some week back after going against Virginia's Governor, Ralph Northam's ban on places of worship. According to him, the government should not make moral decisions for churches.



Glenn's daughter, Mar-Gerie Crawley, recalled that her dad was sick for a week before he was hospitalized. This was so because they thought it the usual bout of fever because he suffered diverticulitis, an infection in the digestive tract.

Bryan Nevers also talked about the unwavering faith that the late Bishop possessed.

However, his illness did not subside, so the family took him to the hospital where he and his wife, Marcieta Glenn, both tested positive to COVID-19. After Nevers announced Glenn's passing, all sermons were removed from the church's YouTube channel.



Before he became a religious leader, Glenn worked as a police officer. After becoming inclined to his faith, the Chestfield native became the first black chaplain of the police department in his community.

Speaking about the deceased, U.S senator, Tim Kaine sadly recalled Glenn being a "friend and the pillar of the region's faith."


Bryan Nevers also talked about the unwavering faith that the late Bishop possessed as he made it known that even while Glenn was at a critical stage of his illness, he proclaimed that "God is still the healer.

Mar-Gerie also spoke about her dad as she opened up that his reason for holding a church service amid the pandemic was not to disrespect the authorities but to give hope to those living in fear.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

We at news.AmoMama.com do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDС, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated.Take care!

Related posts

Man Sees His Ex with Huge Baby Bump Asleep in Subway & Takes Her Home, 'Me or Her,' His Wife Says — Story of the Day

March 25, 2024

Stewardess Breaks the Rules to Talk Some Sense into Raging Son of a Millionaire during a Flight – Story of the Day

April 03, 2024

My MIL Crashes Our Wedding in Church with a Shocking Plus-One in Tow

March 15, 2024

This Boy Was the Highest Paid Child Star – He Is Unrecognizable at 30 with Bushy Beard after Being Involved in Religious Group

April 26, 2024

Users Say King Charles Did Not 'Look Well' before Cancer News – Glimpse into His Recent Years

February 06, 2024

Parents Refused to Give Up on Their Son without a Nose – At 22, He Looks Amazing after 28 Surgeries

January 31, 2024

Mom-of-Three Dies with 1-Year-Old Son in Her Arms after Desperate Attempt to Rescue Her Children

February 22, 2024

Dying Musician Mom Dedicated Last Song to 7-Year-Old Son – Fans Made Her 'Last Joy' Come True

January 31, 2024

How Justin & Hailey Bieber's Future Baby Could Look — AI-Generated Pics

May 16, 2024

Toby Keith Was a ‘Man of Faith’ & Leaned on It Every Day before His Death – Inside His Last Days

February 07, 2024

King Charles Spotted at Church with Reverend after Cancer Diagnosis — Photos

February 11, 2024

Boy, 3, Missing After Mom Sent Him to Her Boyfriend for 'Disciplinary Reasons' — Police Ask for Help

March 04, 2024

Keith Urban Steps Out with Rarely Seen Daughter Faith, 13, Who Looks Like His ‘Spitting Image,’ Igniting a Stir

April 26, 2024

WWE Legend 'Virgil' Michael Jones Dies at 61: Details

February 29, 2024