John McArthur was in quite the battle with Los Ángeles County since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. The county has prohibited indoor church services, and given that recently 3 members tested positive, the county has sought to ban McArthur from hosting church services.
For a few weeks, the church was closed down, until they decided to reopen and start having services again, regardless of who showed up. They said that they government has no authority to ban congregating in church.
As precautionary measures, the church has increased social distancing measures and wearing masks.
“We are glad to announce that we received a notice from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health … saying that we have been cleared of COVID-19 outbreak,” the ministry said on their website.
Pastor John McArthur is one of the other stories of preachers who have been persecuted for hosting their church services regardless of the COVID pandemic spread. They remain firm in their decision that the government cannot tell them to shut down, and that it is against the law. They argue, if they ask us to shut down and they respond, what other rights are they going to take from them?