Ken Graves is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Central Maine in Bangor.
I’ve heard Pastor Ken speak several times at conferences … and I’ve visited his church once.
He’s a gifted, powerful speaker and Bible teacher.
He recently received national publicity – which he wasn’t seeking – when he announced to his congregation that he was no longer going to obey the order by the governor of Maine to refrain from holding church services.
He pointed out that the governor has deemed that churches in Maine are “non-essential.” Pastor Ken rejects that assessment – and with good reason.
He also notes that in his state, pot (marijuana) shops are allowed to stay open while churches are ordered closed.
You can read and/or listen to Pastor Ken’s statement of civil disobedience here.
Watch a more detailed explanation of the biblical reasons why Pastor Ken is reopening his church here (25 minutes). You can watch here.
What do you think? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the rest of this week’s articles:
- Should Christians and Pastors Obey or Disobey Unfair Laws [Romans 13 and Shutting Down Churches]
- The Number One Mistake Pastors Make in Online Worship Services
- Don’t Worry – Pray Instead: Join the 2020 National Day of Prayer [Video]
- In a World Filled with Fear and Uncertainty, Our Confidence is this: We Are Still in God’s Hands and His Faithfulness Never Ceases [Video]