Canada Pastor Arrested for Violating Coronavirus Safety Restrictions

Pastor Tim Stephens hugging his children before being arrested outside his Alberta, Canada, home. (YouTube/Rebel News)

In an undisclosed location, a congregation of believers gather to worship, though by law, they are not allowed to do so.

In this underground church, the sounds of praises ringing out are muffled by the whir of helicopter blades beating through crisp Canadian air.

Canadian Pastor Tim Stephens was arrested Monday after his underground church met for the second week in a row following the shutdown of its campus for violating province COVID-19 rules.

Stephens had been arrested for these violations in May, though sources reveal Alberta Health Services was required to drop the charges as a formal court order was never served to Stephens.

With a police helicopter and squad cars circling the perimeter of their outdoor service location—though not advancing on the service—the congregation of Fairview Baptist Church continued to worship.

On Monday, June 14, Alberta police arrested Pastor Stephens as his family stood by, watching helplessly.

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SOURCE: Charisma News

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