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    Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy: ‘It is high time to awake out of sleep’

    By Michael Hernandez

    NEWBURY PARK—”It is high time to awake out of sleep,” said Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy at the Jan. 3 in-person service at 9 a.m. “Our people are sleeping. We are sound asleep. God is moving in the affairs of man. We are about to have a kairos moment. We have 11 Senators and 140 Congress members ready to stand in opposition of the election on Jan. 6.

    “What does the church in America want? Do we want to forget about personal freedoms, forget about Constitutional freedom, forget about fighting for generations to come? If so, wear a mask and do what they (the Governor and health officials) tell you to do.

    “Churches are shrinking. Many months ago, when we wanted to have communion on Palm Sunday the governor said ‘no.’ But we have been opened and have been standing in defiance ever since. Many of you, are refugees from other churches that have been shuttered. Welcome home. I used to say go back when your church opens. (Today I say) Welcome home.”

    Pastor McCoy explained how Romans 13 had been used to close the church and divide church communities by pastors “not familiar that the government authority in America is ‘We the People.’”

    Romans 13:1-10 has been used even by pastors “to justify their inactivity and apathy and to turn it on us (those churches who are open for in-person services). But we are watching our neighborhoods implode. Our state has the highest unemployment rate, the highest poverty. Our communities are devastated.”

    Pastor McCoy responded to critics by reading from the Bible: “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now, our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore, let us cast off the work of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light…put on the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 13:11-14).

    “Have you become accustomed to living a lie? Are you perpetuating greater lies? Wake up. Deception is over. Do not be compromised Christians. Declare the truth.  Walk in the light. No longer walk in deception. Awaken. Watch what He does. We are more than conquerors in Christ,” said Pastor McCoy.

    Pastor McCoy referenced “my friend Kirk Cameron” New Year Eve worship celebration at Point Mugu Beach which had followed three separate caroling events in Thousand Oaks prior to Christmas.

    “Playing music, singing music, listening to music is very important for neurological health in going through a pandemic,” said Cameron. “We are actually helping people in spreading hope and health.”

    The Sunday church service began with a four-minute video featuring a New Year’s Eve concert held by Sean Feucht at the Valencia Higher Vision church parking lot—which also highlighted Pastor McCoy as a speaker after participating in the Point Mugu Beach event. 

    Lauren Fruen, journalist for, reported 2,500 attended the concert with the leader of the Let Us Worship movement. Feucht has been holding worship concerts and events attended by thousands nationwide throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    On his website Feucht writes: “Powerful politicians and social media giants have engaged in unchartered abuses of religious liberty, silencing the faithful, banning our voices, and outright attacking our God-given right to declare His goodness.”  He added on Facebook: “The freedom to worship God is the constitutional right of every American citizen and those who exercise this right should not be unfairly targeted for criticism.”  

    The Sunday service ended with communion. “This is the sacrament that got us in trouble in this community,” said Pastor McCoy. “It is the sacrament that declares Jesus Christ is Lord of all. Communion is essential because Christ is essential.”

    (Editor’s Note: To watch the entire Godspeak Calvary church service go to:  Godspeak hosts prayer on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the sanctuary from 9-10 a.m. A special meeting praying for the nation will be held on Wed., Jan. 6 from 9-10 a.m.)


    Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service; editor of the History Makers Report and founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. He worked 25 years as a middle school teacher in Monrovia and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email at [email protected].

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