Well-known author and pastor, Greg Laurie, has just announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Laurie was one of about a dozen prominent Christian leaders at the Rose Garden ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 26, for Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett. His announcement brings to 12 the number of people at the ceremony who have tested positive.
Laurie also attended a prayer march with Vice President Mike Pence, Franklin Graham, and thousands of marchers prior to the Rose Garden ceremony.
In a video released on Instagram today, Laurie, pastor of the multisite California megachurch, Harvest Christian Fellowship, said his symptoms began with some fatigue, aches, pains, and fever.
Laurie says he’s “doing okay” and is in quarantine with his wife Cathe.
Laurie also said that he hopes people would “not politicize” his diagnosis, but “show compassion to people that are struggling with this. It’s real.”
He also quipped that “if the president of the United States can get it, obviously anybody can get it.”
Laurie was sitting next to Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, at the Rose Garden ceremony. He also was sitting in the same row as the Rev. John Jenkins, President of Notre Dame University, who also has tested positive for COVID.
I have reached out to Pastor Graham, inquiring about his status, but have not yet heard back from him or his church.
Laurie said that all members of his family have tested negative for COVID and thanked his followers for their prayers and concern.