As you know, the country has been facing a rare form of adversity through the virus Covid -19.  CDC, WHO, state and local government officials have deemed it safer to stay at home, accept for essential appointments and travel, in an attempt to stave off the spread of the virus.  And while Clearview has been meeting within the guidelines of the CDC’s recommendations, the decision has been made to interrupt our regular scheduled meetings throughout the month of April.  It’s with the health, safety and well-being of our members in mind, and for those with whom our members come into contact, that this decision has been made.

We accept this challenge to expand our ministry opportunities for God’s glory. The staff and I will remain in contact with our church family.  I encourage you to stay in contact with each other as well. I will continue to record Sunday messages and post them on our web page, Clearviewbaptistchurchstpete.  My wife (forcing me to expand my limited borders of computer and electronic technology) and I will be looking into other social media outlets as alternative means of communication.

Above all DO NOT FEAR.  Find pleasant activities and distractions from a constant diet of news media reports.  I needn’t remind you that prayer is the single greatest discipline that any Christian anywhere can practice.  Rejoice in the Lord that He is Sovereign and in control.  This virus hasn’t taken God by surprise.  Nothing occurs to God.  He is Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent.  As such, according to His will, He either allows, assigns, arranges or appoints the opportunities, circumstances, and situations in life.  The future is bright and hopeful for every believer and as always we are to be the salt and light for the world.

Thank you for your continued support.  It is a pleasure to serve such a faithful and caring congregation of believers.  I look forward to the many years ahead, Lord willing, to see how He continues to use Clearview in the local community which she was planted, as well as, in Florida, US and around the world!


Pastor Dave