Police have placed roadblocks and fencing around GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta in an effort to prevent worshippers from accessing the building.
According to The Post Millennial, law enforcement officers descended upon the property early Wednesday morning.
The exact reason for the blockade is unknown at this time.
Roads blocked and fences going up around GraceLife Church this morning… pic.twitter.com/qSbLXRWKut
— Kim Smith (@Kim_SmithTV) April 7, 2021
GraceLife is being walled off by two layers of security fencing and a black tarp to obscure the entrance to the church.
RCMP and private Paladin security are here.
RCMP have no documentation to present to the church re:closure, but are keeping members off the property. pic.twitter.com/68E7ntCHVp
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) April 7, 2021
Police and security are putting up a fence around Gracelife! Please pray for wisdom as our elders navigate this new development! @LaurenJDyck @tomascol @TomBuck @MichelleDLesley @Aspree_Berean @D_B_Harrison @TobyLogsdon @DrOakley1689 @MikeHovland pic.twitter.com/NPev6fCuLl
— Oma10 (@theresiasmith52) April 7, 2021
GraceLife made headlines earlier this year after the church’s pastor, James Coates was jailed for holding in-person worship services amid ongoing pandemic restrictions.
As CBN News has reported, after spending a month behind bars for violating the government’s capacity mandates, Coates was released from jail on March 29.
Pastor Coates’s wife, Erin shared a message about the raid on Instagram Wednesday morning.
CBN News reached out to GraceLife Church for a comment about the incident but did not hear back at the time of publication.
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