Pastor apologizes for coronavirus outbreak, says masks should’ve been taken more seriously

Pastor Kelvin Page of Westmore Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee speaks during an online video addressing the coronavirus outbreak in the congregation on July 9, 2020. | Facebook/Westmore Church of God

A Tennessee pastor has apologized to his congregation as the coronavirus has infected countless church members — including himself and his family members — weeks after the church resumed indoor worship services and also hosted a state convention meeting in June.

Kelvin Page, pastor of Westmore Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee, posted a 20-minute video on Facebook last Thursday expressing deep “regret” and taking full responsibility for the decision to resume indoor services in late May after holding eight weeks of parking lot services.