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Crossroads Church opts to stay closed, hosting online services only

Posted at 8:06 PM, May 12, 2020

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — While some churches across Kentucky have opened their buildings back up, others like Crossroads Church are opting to remain closed.

"I miss the people," Richmond Community Pastor David Reichley said. I definitely miss the people you know, but a building is a building and adjusting to home and the new rhythms like all of us has been an adjustment."

Reichley said all Crossroads churches have decided to take the reopening process slower because church leadership does not feel like the time is right. He said the size of the churches are playing a big role in the decision and their ability to follow the CDC requirements.

"We don't know if that means we won't be able to do church like we like to do it, which is loud and it's big, and it's people in close proximity," Reichley said. "For us we're going to function online and continue to do the things we've been doing well."

Reichley did not have a timeline for when in-person services will resume, but he said he is looking forward to having the congregation back together.