A pastor from Richmond, Virginia, has died on Easter Weekend from Covid-19 complications after proclaiming ‘god is larger than this dreaded virus.’
Bishop Gerald Glenn, the founder and Pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church, passed away on Saturday, April 11, a statement from the Church confirmed. His mother Marcietia Glenn has also tested positive for the virus.
‘It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Bishop Gerald O. Glenn, the Founder and Pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church on Saturday, April 11. at 9:00 p.m,’ the Church said.
‘Please be in prayer with us for Mother Marcietia Glenn, our first family and the NDEC church family. We ask that you respectfully allow our First Family to grieve in their own way.
According to Glenn’s daughter, Mar-Gerie Crawley, he suffered from diverticulitis, a gastrointestinal disease that causes inflammation of the intestines, so it was not unusual for him to experience high fevers.
However, last Sunday he began struggling to breathe and so was admitted to a hospital.
After being put on a ventilator his breathing improved, but he tested positive for Covid-19 shortly after.