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Acadiana pastors pledge support to local officials for COVID-19 response

Posted at 2:03 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 15:11:08-04

Acadiana pastors and spiritual leaders are uniting to pledge their support to local officials in response to Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

According to a release from a group of several local pastors committed to the community, they are pledging their support to local public officials as they take appropriate and necessary action to protect citizens from any direct or indirect threat of COVID-19.

The pastors state that they are united in prayer and their faith response and are calling upon their collective church congregants and communities to do the same.

They are asking that they 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; and love their neighbors.

The pastors are also asking their congregants to 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.

Below is a list of each pastor and their respective churches and organizations:

  • 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