• Kanye West’s Easter Sunday Service will push through
  • West will be featured in Pastor Joel Osteen virtual Easter Sunday Service, together with Mariah Carey and Tyler Perry
  • West and his crew will reportedly perform in L.A.
  • Meanwhile, Pastor Tony Spell’s congregation is determined to gather to celebrate Easter Sunday amid the coronavirus outbreak
  • Pastor Spell claimed that his followers are doing this in the name of God and freedom

Kanye West and Pastor Tony Spell will reportedly continue the church service for Easter Sunday. How are they going to do it amid the coronavirus lockdown?

Government authorities all around the globe had issued their respective orders to combat the rapid spread of coronavirus, and that is to stay at home. But a Sunday Service, to the faithful, is very important.

In a world dominated by modern technology, West, together with Pastor Joel Osteen, found a way to bring people together on Easter Sunday. Pastor Osteen’s Lakewood megachurch will be conducting a virtual Easter Sunday service, Deadline reported. West, Mariah Carey and Tyler Perry are reportedly going to be featured in the service.

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In this photo, the rapper Kanye West performs during Harper’s Bazaar’s celebration of “ICONS By Carine Roitfeld” at The Plaza Hotel on Sept. 9, 2016 in New York City. Getty Images/Jamie McCarthy

It is yet to be confirmed whether the performances are pre-recorded or live; however, reports revealed that West and his Sunday Service choir’s performance will be in Los Angeles, and it will be broadcasted over Pastor Osteen’s church feed.

Meanwhile, Carey, who reached to Pastor Osteen regarding the Easter Sunday service, will reportedly perform her famous song, “Hero.” Apparently, this is the songstress way of showing honor, support and appreciation to the frontline workers during this time of crisis. It is also note-worthy that the singer, in her own way, wanted to bring hope and uplift the nation’s spirit.

Pastor Osteen’s Easter Sunday service will reportedly stream on Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. For details on how to stream, viewers can visit Lakewood Church’s site.

Pastor Spell’s flock, on the other hand, seems to have a different stand on the matter. Pastor Spell claimed that his “congregation of true Christians” wouldn’t mind sacrificing their lives amid the coronavirus pandemic as they were doing it in the name of God and freedom, TMZ reported.

Pastor Spell had reportedly scheduled an Easter Sunday service in Louisiana, which is expected to gather more than 1,000 churchgoers. Chief Roger Corcoran of Baton Rouge Central PD told the news outlet that it wasn’t the first time that the pastor violated the stay-at-home order of the state; however, the police would not intervene. Instead, they would conduct a case build up and present the same to the District Attorney for future persecution.

This fact needs to be taken into consideration, without prejudice to anyone's belief: coronavirus already took more than 50,000 lives around the world. The World Health Organization previously advised that big gatherings should be avoided amid the coronavirus outbreak to contain the spread of the disease.

Four coffins are lowered into a single grave: one confirmed coronavirus death, and three suspected
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To date, a total of 89,435 deaths around the world had been recorded by Johns Hopkins University CSSE database, with nearly 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases.