Local church holding drive-in services amid COVID-19 pandemic
DELMAR, Md. – On Sunday, people in Delmar drove into a parking lot to hear Pastor Jeb Stigall for a message of hope and faith while sitting inside their car in these times of uncertainty.
“We need it especially in times when we feel are darker times, so this is just that light that we need,” said Jerrona Smith, a church member the Delmar God’s Missionary Church.
“There’s a lot of fear and there’s a lot of uncertainty and so as a pastor, we’re encouraging our people to look to the Lord,” said Pastor Jeb Stigall at the Delmar God’s Missionary Church.
In order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, many congregations like this church are facing new restrictions on gatherings.
But Pastor Stigall says keeping church members together while maintaining public safety is needed.
“We want to be able to provide their spiritual needs, their emotional needs and help them through difficult times like this,” said Stigall.
“This is why we’re here,” said Stigall.
“Being able to see Pastor Jeb up there, it gives us that security,” said Smith.
“That even though there are so many things that are going wrong right now that there are things that are going right and this is one of them,” Smith.
And although the church is able to stream their services online we are told being together in prayer alongside Pastor Stigall is just what they need.
Stigall says as long as restrictions are in place God’s Missionary Church in Delmar Maryland plans to continue hosting the drive-in services.