As many Christians plan to welcome the Holy Week from their properties by on-line streams due to the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that he shall be tuning in to a stream of Riverside’s Harvest Christian Fellowship’s providers on Sunday.

“Palm Sunday is the start of a Holy week for many individuals of Religion and an incredible day to carry our voices in Prayer,” Trump mentioned in his tweet.

Harvest church chief Pastor Greg Laurie, who is understood for his large-scale evangelical crusades, packing giant venues comparable to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, welcomed the announcement, thanking the president in a tweet of his personal.

“We’re honored that the President of america shall be watching our service! I believe he’s offering a beautiful instance of the significance of the Church in America,” Laurie instructed the Southern California Information Group in an emailed assertion.

Laurie mentioned that he came upon in regards to the president’s choice to tune in to his church service together with the remainder of the nation as Trump first made the announcement throughout Saturday’s coronavirus briefing on the White Home.

The Riverside-based pastor is not any stranger to President Trump. The day after Trump’s inauguration in 2017, Laurie prayed for the president and the nation’s leaders on the 2017 Nationwide Prayer Service in Washington D.C.

In December 2019, Laurie was a visitor on the White Home’s Christmas celebration.

“He has executed a lot for us as Evangelicals and all of us ought to be praying for him,” Laurie mentioned on Twitter following his go to.

The Riverside-based pastor has maintained vocal assist of Trump all through his presidency, praising Trump’s function in securing the discharge of one other American evangelical pastor from Turkey the place he confronted terrorism prices, backing Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court docket and applauding Trump’s government order signed in January that protected prayer in public colleges.

Laurie mentioned he continues to assist all elected officers, together with Trump, in addition to Gov. Gavin Newsom, of their dealing with of battling COVID-19, the worldwide pandemic that has killed 18 and has contaminated 665 in Riverside County, as of Saturday night.

“This isn’t a time for partisan bickering,” he mentioned in his electronic mail. “However reasonably a time for us as Individuals to work collectively to battle this virus and get again to no matter our new model of ‘regular’ shall be.”

Earlier this week, Laurie’s church on 6115 Arlington Avenue opened a drive-thru coronavirus testing web site, which is operated by the town of Riverside, the third testing web site in Riverside County. Laurie mentioned his church can also be distributing meals for these in want.