Deadly COVID-19 spike after church event is ‘unfortunate’ but part of God’s plan, says pastor – CBC

Pastor Robert Smith says Gospel Light Baptist Church is being persecuted

Nov 16, 2021

The pastor of a Nova Scotia church that hosted an event linked to a COVID-19 spike and three deaths told his parishioners this week that what happened is “unfortunate,” but it is all part of God’s plan.

Robert Smith, the pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church in Amherst, N.S., held his first in-person service in three weeks on Sunday and livestreamed video of his sermon on Facebook. The video was later taken down.

At the end of October, Smith’s church hosted a multi-day gathering of faith groups from across the province. Public health officials have said more than 100 people attended and were not asked to show proof of vaccination — a violation of public health orders.

“I followed what God wanted us to do,” Smith said from the pulpit. “We had a great week of meetings … a young lady got saved.”

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