Local DJ spreads the gospel without spreading coronavirus

Posted at 5:05 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 06:05:01-04

Sundays have proved to be a difficult part of social distancing with many people looking to fill the hole where church once was.

Jarred Sam, who goes by DJ Big Sam, is working to fill that space and spread the word without spreading the virus.

"When I woke up on Sunday morning I said something is missing, something is missing," says Sam, who is making everyone feel like they're together with all the comfort and safety of being home.

"I've been DJing on Sundays doing gospel, just trying to uplift the people," he says.

His set up is looking a little different these days as he streams from his home for thousands on Facebook rather than his usual physical audience.

"The comments, the reposts, the shares. I had more than 1,000 people at one time. And I had over 7,000 views, 500 shares and almost 10,000 comments," says DJ Big Sam, who wants to get everyone's minds off of all the negative in the world and bring back the sense of community that some of us may be missing.

"Turn off the TV, turn off the radio, and let's just focus on something different," he says, adding that as long we're all at home, he will continue to bring a sense of normalcy to every Sunday morning.

"It wasn't my plan but I'm going to keep doing it because they keep asking for it. Until they let us out of the house, they can count on it every Sunday. Every Sunday morning from about 10:30 to 11:30 I'll be playing gospel," says Sam.