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Acadiana Pastors Pledge Support to Local Officials in Uniting Their Faith Response to COVID-19

As a group of pastors committed to Christ and our community, we pledge our support to our public officials as they take appropriate and necessary action to protect its citizens from any direct or indirect threat of COVID-19.  We are united in prayer and our faith response, and humbly call upon our church congregants and communities to do the same.

We ask that you continually choose to respond to this declared emergency with faith over fear.  Honor those in authority trusting they are acting in the best interest of the most vulnerable.  Love your neighbors.  “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3-4) Be considerate and don’t stockpile essentials or overcrowd essential public spaces.  Be patient with all. Generously sacrifice that which was once convenient and endure temporary hardship for the sake of others knowing this time of strain will not last forever.

In closing, as needs and opportunities to aid your fellow man present themselves, give and offer yourselves in service to the Lord by appropriately ministering to your neighbors and community.  Remember to not forsake the assembling of yourselves together in worship by taking advantage of media and technology that affords you the ability to do so.  Trust in the Lord and the power of His might and this too shall pass.

Humbly submitted,

Pastor Bobby Richard — One Church Of Acadian & Pastors’ Kingdom Huddle Network

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel — Catholic Dioceses of Lafayette

Dr. Ricky Carter — Good Hope Baptist Church/Senior Pastoral Alliance President

Pastor Jacob Aranza — Our Savior’s Church

Pastor Jeff Ables — Crossroads Church

Pastor Ken Lazard — Destiny Of Faith

Rev Miranda Taylor – Lafayette Assemblies Of God Sectional Presbyter

Pastor Todd Menard — Family Life Church

Pastor Sean Walker — The Bayou Church

Pastor Timothy Miller — White Dove Fellowship

Pastor Carl Sonnier — Saint Peter’s Baptist Church

Pastor Jerry Miller — The Word Church

Pastor Brenda Willis — The Christian Center Church

Pastor Brandon Miller — Family Life Church

Pastor Howard Varnado — The Christian Center Church

Pastor Tracie Millard — Spirit Of Faith Church

Pastor John Barton — Living Life Church

Pastor Bryan Keelin — Carencro Vineyard Church

Pastor Daniel Kelly — Harvest Time Center

Pastor Bob Zannini — Life Church Of Lafayette

Pastor Elloit Morgan — Life Church Of Lafayette

Pastor Sherrill  Stiles — Nouvelle Church

Pastor Carl Comeaux — Drumbeat House Of Bread

Drs. Sidney & Patrica Morales — Royal Lineage & Alpha Omega Center

Pastor Dayne Huval — Oasis Church

Pastor Andy Tribe — Youngsville Community Church

Pastor Ben Davis — Pathway Church

Pastor Dennis Malcolm — Trinity Bible Church

Pastor Jay Miller — The Family Church

Pastor John Newman — New Hope Church

Pastor Marlice Young Dugas — Kingdom Gathering Place Church

Pastor Carl Benton — Living Glory Church

Pastor Ivan Ledet — Jubilee Nation Christian Ministries

Pastor Angel Mauricio — Royal Lineage New Iberia

Pastor David Denton — Highland Baptist Church New Iberia

Pastor Dino Griffin —The Lafayette Vineyard Church

Pastor Joe Cormier — Youngsville First Assembly

Pastor Eric Treuil — UL Chi Alpha

Bishop Jarvis Harmon — True Vine Ministries

Pastor Dick Menard — Family Life Church Abbeville

Pastor Lloyd Joiner Jr. — Progressive Baptist Church

Pastor Eugene Reiszner — Our Savior’s Church Opelousas

Pastor Lane Payne — New Life Church Abbeville

Pastor Ryan Post — Northside Assembly of God Crowley

Pastor Brian Dore — New Life Assembly Ville Platte

Pastor Benny Reppond — Christian Life Center Opelousas

Pastor Chris Frye — New Hope Eunice

Pastor Ty Cook – Lighthouse Family Church