Jeffersonville church among the last to cancel in-person service

Posted at 3:59 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 20:50:22-04

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — While many Kentucky churches are canceling or holding virtual services, Jeffersonville Baptist Church in Montgomery County was not up until this week. Pastor Linville Spangler made the decision on April 7 to begin holding virutal services, but the church was still having in-person services before then.

Spangler said he didn't see any harm in congregating on Sunday and Wednesday nights.

"Our church is probably safer than Walmart or Kroger or Lowes or any of those places you're coming into," Spangler said. "We're meeting the CDC guidelines."

He said roughly 10 people attended the services and sat the recommended six feet apart from each other.

Spangler questions why 'essential' businesses like restaurants and liquor stores can remain open when churches are ordered to cancel services.

"If we're following the CDC guidelines, why should we be more liable than anyone else?" Spangler asked.