Jackson church finds brightside of the COVID-19 pandemic

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – COVID-19 has brought challenges for families, businesses and churches. Leaders with the New Horizon Church in Jackson said they’re able to see the brighter side that the pandemic has brought.

Although the sanctuary was physically empty for Wednesday nights service, service is still taking place virtually.

Bishop Ronnie Crudup, senior pastor at New Horizon Church, said at first, making the switch to virtual was frustrating. Now, he sees the benefits of it. Crudup said he misses the congregation, but he understands that it’s safer to practice social distancing.

The church has invested in another level of HD equipment to help elevate their virtual content.

New Horizon still holds one in-person service, which is on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. The church checks temperatures, people wash their hands when they come in and everybody wears a mask, including pastor Crudup. He said the only time he take his mask off is when he preaches.

To help with social distancing, they have taken out over a thousand chairs throughout the building.

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