Coping with Covid 19: Aberdeen Baptist Church
With the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc across the globe, it seems no one is immune from making major changes in their lives both personally and professionally. Beech Tree News (BTN) is grateful for other businesses in our community that, when facing challenges related to Covid-19, have risen to be a bright spot during a difficult time. Recently, BTN asked many local businesses how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted them. In a recent series of articles, we have featured those businesses that have responded. In this article, we feature Aberdeen Baptist Church (ABC).
“The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted me a pastor in not being able to visit in the community like I have wanted. Also, in not being able to visit the hospitals, nursing homes and our shut-ins from ABC,” shares Bro. Brian Jones, pastor of the local church.
On March 19, Governor Andy Beshear signed an order banning all in-person gatherings in Kentucky, including church services. Jones says that with the congregation not having worship services inside the building, “it has made us look at other options of continuing to minister during this time.”
He indicates that ABC has begun a Radio broadcast on local radio station WLBQ. They have also begun to live stream daily devotions from Jones, as well as weekly Sunday School lessons and Sunday morning preaching, on the church Facebook Page. ABC has also conducting “Drive-in Church. This is where I’m preaching outside in the front of the church and everyone just pulls in, staying in their cars, Jones explains.
“We have realized that no matter what is going on in our world, that the Gospel must still be spread, says Jones. “ABC has looked outside the box, to make sure that we are continuing our mission for Jesus.”