Cars Lined Up

Cars line up at Eastlake Community Church to hear Pastor Troy Keaton preach this past Sunday’s sermon.

Churches across the state of Virginia, including local ones, have been working hard and adapting during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are anxious to get back to worshipping together.

It has been nearly two months since pastors and churchgoers across the state of Virginia had to adapt to Executive Order 53 set forth by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, which forced all churches to do drive-in or online services.

Pastor Troy Keaton of Eastlake Community Church said that two weeks ago he woke up on a Monday morning and began to think that “it’s time to start thinking about when we go back.” 

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