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G.I. Baptist’s pastor a problem solver

The Rev. Dr. Ed Jordan is a problem solver.

Whether figuring out how to help Hungarian fishermen whose livelihoods are threatened by a poisoned river or coming up with a solution for holding church services during a pandemic, he’s always willing to go the extra mile.

Pastor at Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church for the past seven years, Jordan went into action when COVID-19 reared its ugly head in the spring of 2020. He was determined not to let a virus keep him from serving his congregation, so, although he and his congregation complied with statewide restrictions that were placed on public gatherings, they decided “we wouldn’t be closed for Easter.”

Another Baptist church was holding outdoor services, said Jordan, so he talked with the Gwynn’s Island Civic League, located across the street from the church, about having outdoor services in its gazebo. It was the perfect setting, with plenty of parking and a horseshoe-shaped driveway to make entering and exiting easy.

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