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Prominent Virginia pastor who said ‘God is larger than this dreaded virus’ dies of covid-19

Apr 15, 2020

By Michelle Boorstein

A prominent Richmond-area evangelical pastor died on the eve of Easter after contracting the novel coronavirus.

Bishop Gerald Glenn, 66, founder and leader since 1995 of the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Chesterfield, was the first black chaplain of that community’s police department and was a police officer before becoming a pastor, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sunday.

He was a friend and a pillar of the region’s faith community, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tweeted Sunday.

“My heart sinks as I learn this morning that Bishop Gerald Glenn, pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church, died yesterday from COVID-19,” Kaine said. “May all do as much for so many.”

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