Coronavirus: Popular pastor holds Easter service attended by many in a creative way

Coronavirus: Popular pastor holds Easter service attended by many in a creative way

- A US-based Kenyan pastor, Reverend Evans Kariuki, held a special Easter service at a popular parking lot

- Congregants turned up in large numbers and listened to his preaching from the comfort of their cars which were parked a meter apart from one another

- The special Easter service came days after the man of God pleaded with Kenyan government and others to allow churches to be opened so people could go and repent

Different countries put up stringent measures to protect its citizens when it became official that the dreaded coronavirus had spread across the globe.

Some of the measures included curfews, lockdown and banning of gatherings in public places, in moves that saw churches and mosques closed.

However, a US-based Kenyan pastor, Reverend Evans Kariuki, could not let the ban or the coronavirus scare deter him from holding one of the most important services in the Christians' calendar, the Easter service.

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With churches closed, the reverend who is the head of City Harvest Church in the US, with the help of his team held a Sunday service over the Easter holiday at the City Wide Parking Lot.

The parking lot was filled to capacity with cars carrying congregants who followed the service dubbed City Wide Parking Lot Easter Service in the comfort of their rides.

The team considered all the necessary measures set by governments to curb the spread of coronavirus by ensuring the cars were parked about a meter away from each other.

Judging by comments on posts he shared on Instagram, it is clear the service was a total success as people also came out in large numbers to worship with the reverend despite the coronavirus scare.

Reverend Kariuki's Easter Service amid coronavirus scare came just days after he pleaded with Kenyan government to allow churches to be opened so people could repent and also pray for healing from COVID-19.

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In a series of Instagram videos, the Firebrand pastor wondered why the government restricted church services but did not do the same for public transport vehicles and supermarkets, where people also mingle.

According to him, the government should have applied the "one meter away rule" even in churches and allow people to worship, just like it did in matatus and supermarkets.

''Let me ask you this, supermarkets and matatus are still operating amid the pandemic. How comes it is not the same with churches? When police find even two people in one church, they arrest them. Honestly, church in Kenya, when are we going to wake up and realise a nation is only as strong as its churches. We cannot sit back and watch,'' he said in the video.

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His reaction followed the government's directive to ban all public gatherings including in churches and mosques as a measure against the spread of COVID-19.

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