Davis, Chesser reflect on first-year anniversary of COVID, look to future
By Lonnie Wilkey
FRANKLIN — During a year marked by COVID-19, Tennessee Baptist pastors and churches stepped up and “took lemons and made lemonade,” observed Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
Davis and Tennessee Baptist Convention President Bruce Chesser reflected on the challenges and ministry accomplishments of 2020 during the one-year anniversary of COVID-19.
“It was a year ago this week that we canceled Youth Evangelism Conference 48 hours before it was to take place. It was this week that churches started seeing the need to shut down their worshiping together,” Davis recalled during a video presentation.
“The majority of our churches did that, and we all kind of hoped for the fact that we would be back worshiping again Easter. But then it stretched through Resurrection Sunday and that wonderful season and then it went on through the summer and you know the history of what it’s been like,” he continued. [Read more…]