The Senior Pastor of Destiny Empowerment Chapel has issued a statement to suspend all church activities until further notice despite the President’s decision to ease restriction on Churches.
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo during his tenth address to the nation stated that churches, mosques, and other religions could hold services which will not see more than 100 people in attendance adding that services should as well not last more than 60 minutes (1 hour).
The president called on Churches and Mosques to observe the 1-meter social distancing rule as well as provide sanitizers and others to ensure that all safety measures/protocols are adhered to.
Though the announcement comes as a relief for some pastors, definitely stomach pastors, others have taken it upon themselves to continue the ban on church gatherings.
Destiny Empowerment Chapel issued a statement on Monday signed by the senior pastor of the Church, Dr Bernard Taylor, advising members to stay at home and protect themselves from the deadly virus.
Per the statement sighted by Gossips24.com, the senior pastor pointed out the fact that it could not put the lives of its members at risk since they need these same lives to serve God. It pointed to the fact that we all have only one life to live and for that matter will not open churches for any reason until the virus has been defeated totally.
The Church also advised its members not to downplay wisdom with spirituality else they may die prematurely due to ignorance.
So far, the Destiny Empowerment Chapel is the only church that has come out to advice its members not to come to church until the situation has been brought under control.
See a copy of the statement below: