An Important Message
From The Fort Worth Faith And Community Leaders United (FCLU)
Concerning The Church During This Corona Pandemic Crisis
This message is in response to April 1, 2020 press conference by Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott’s order provides more latitude to county and local officials and deems in-person religious gatherings as now essential.
Please be aware that Commissioner Roy Brooks and President W.T. Glynn, both support and stand by Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley’s order on March 21 which is a stay-at-home mandate for in-person religious gatherings.
Pastors, this is not a matter of faith and fear; this is a matter of life and death.
With intervention, meaning if we continue to abide by the county’s order to the stay-at-home policy and practice social distancing, the nationally projected number of deaths is 100,000-240,000. However, should we abandon the stay-at-home policy, this number can increase dramatically to a projected 1.5M-2.2M lives lost.
Pastors, if we assemble, we will inevitably bring greater harm to our community.
We are hoping that all pastors will prayerfully stand together and support this mandate of continuing to stay at home, while providing virtual services, and thereby safety, for our parishioners.
By God’s grace, we believe we will get to the other side of this.
“The Lord is our refuge and strength and a very present help in the time of trouble.” Psalm 46:1
Thank you for your leadership and stewardship.
In the Love of Him Who Has Loved Us,
Pastor William T. Glynn
Mount Olive Baptist Church
President, Faith and Community Leaders United
Pastor Kenneth Jones, Jr.
Como First Missionary Baptist Church
Secretary, Faith and Community Leaders United
Pastor K.P. Tatum, Sr.,
New Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church
Spokesman, Faith and Community Leaders United