Formerly Jailed Canadian Pastor James Coates Shares FULL Story, How His Defiance Led People to Jesus


One year ago, Canadian Pastor James Coates was in jail for leading his congregation in worship amid the COVID-19 pandemic — an outcome he said he never would have imagined, but one that has led more people to come to Christ and even resulted in exponential growth for his church.

Coates, pastor of GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, spoke with CBN’s Faithwire about his entire journey, from defying the Canadian government’s COVID regulations to his incarceration to his life today.

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