The founder and general overseer Destiny Empowerment Chapel International (DECI) Dr Bernard Taylor has told his congregants that all church service remain virtual despite the government lifting the ban on church services in the country.
In a statement, Dr Taylor said: “We have so many years ahead of us. Church will always be there for us to worship in as Christians. What matters is we need life to serve our God. Let’s not downplay wisdom and spirituality”.
“We have our future and that of our children to protect. Let’s not die prematurely as a result of ignorance,” Dr Taylor advised.
Dr Taylor’s advise to his congregation comes on the back of government easing restrictions on religious gatherings effective Friday, 5 June but under strict control measures.
President Akufo-Addo said in an address to the nation on Sunday, 31 May 2020 that worshippers should be limited to a maximum of 100 people with services not exceeding one hour.
In addition to that, religious leaders must enforce the wearing of facemasks, mandatory handwashing and provide a register of all attendants for easier contact-tracing.
This, according to Nana Akufo-Addo, forms part of measures to open up the country for life to return to normalcy after restrictions were imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
But Dr Taylor said his church will remain closed due to COVID-19 until further notice.