"We had to learn to do church and everything we were doing at church in a very different way in about 48 hours." Senior Pastor Mike Glenn is ready to welcome his congregants back to Brentwood Baptist church after months of worship from home. "We’re going to ease back in."
Effective Friday, 89 Tennessee counties are back open. Churches though, were never really ordered to close. Earlier that day, President Trump urged the reopening of places of worship, calling them 'essential.'
"The governor’s been very good to churches during this time," Glenn said. "He’s never told us we couldn’t meet. He’s asked us to work with him."
News4 asked the Nashville Mayor's Office about their policy for faith-based gatherings. In their original order, they were prohibited. That order has since been amended and no longer applies to places of worship.
The Nashville Mayor's office sent News4 the following statement: