In 10 days, 6 Jacksonville Church members will die of COVID-19, Pastor says

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JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – A Jacksonville Church pastor said six of its church members have died of COVID-19 in the past 10 days and more of their members are currently in hospital.

Now the Church is pushing for as many people as possible to be vaccinated.

Senior Pastor George Davis of Impact Church in Arlington told News4Jax on Friday that his phone hadn’t stopped ringing in the past week.

“In the past 10 days we have had six members of our church who have died from COVID. Four of them were under 35 years of age. They were all healthy and the only thing they had in common was that they weren’t vaccinated, ”he said.

He says 15 to 20 members are now in the hospital, another 10 are at home with the virus, and three to five vaccinated members have also tested positive.

“It hurts,” said Davis. “These are real people I know, who I have as a pastor. A 24-year-old child, I’ve known him since childhood. “

6 members of the Impact Church in Jacksonville died of COVID-19

Davis said it was in late July when they first learned a member tested positive. From then on it was a cascade of additional cases. The deceased, he says, weren’t long in the hospital before they died.

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During services, Davis said the church requires masks, the auditorium is cleaned thoroughly between services, it practices social distancing, and it offers hand sanitizer.

Davis said Friday he was sure after speaking to the families of these members, who had attracted them from somewhere outside the Church.

Although the Church is following CDC orders, Davis is pushing for more people to be vaccinated.

The Church held a vaccination event in March at which 800 people were vaccinated.

With the surge in the Jacksonville community and its church, they are now hosting another event on Sunday. The event is public.

“All I know is my heart’s passion for helping the people I am called to be and doing all I can to make sure they are in a healthier place,” said Davis.

Davis encourages everyone to educate themselves and get vaccinated.

The first funeral service for the deceased members will take place this weekend.

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