Chicago Pastor Reginald Sharpe Goes Viral With Comical Message About Church Closure

Chicago’s historic Fellowship Baptist Church is one of many churches adapting to the coronavirus pandemic by making sermons available online. The congregation’s lead pastor, Pastor Reginald Sharpe Jr., shared...

Chicago’s historic Fellowship Baptist Church is one of many churches adapting to the coronavirus pandemic by making sermons available online.

The congregation’s lead pastor, Pastor Reginald Sharpe Jr., shared a message during one of his virtual worship services that has folks laughing and thinking.

“You see, the church is still open but the building is closed,” Sharpe said in the video that’s going viral online.

He talked about the meaning of his message, and the notoriety he’s received from the clip on WGN Morning News Wednesday. You can watch the interview in the player above.

Pastor Reginald W. Sharpe Jr. serves as Senior Pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois.

Pastor Sharpe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia (2013), a Master of Theological Studies degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee (2016), and a Master of Theology degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (2018). Pastor Sharpe is one of the proud charter members of the Academy of Young Preachers and was one of the youngest inducted into The Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in 2018. Rev. Sharpe taught as an adjunct Professor in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Morehouse College. Among his many distinctions, he is also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

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