It has been a while since Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Baptist Church, began his journey with stage four lung cancer in 2020. His issues didn’t start with a diagnosis. His diagnosis was the result of multiple tests over a period of time after he displayed symptoms. It took a lot of effort, time, and diligence to complete tests that would lead to other issues ensuring he would receive the proper care and treatment to make a difference in the outcome of his healing journey.
Rev. Fuzz had doctors that served as devoted advocates for his care. With the many situations facing the Black community, they are now also faced with COVID care. While continuing on his own journey, Rev. Fuzz continues to serve as an advocate. He recently informed the mayor that the Black community needs more COVID testing sites. He told Mayor Cooper: “Black people are not going to wait in line three hours. Some people are not physically able to be in a line that long.”
While he continues to wait for the mayor and other city and state officials to do something about the situation, his ministry continues to encourage everyone to get the vaccine, get tested, and wear masks. Rev. Fuzz is not just advocating for his church membership. He advocates for the needs of the community. Corinthian has opened their church up to offer anyone free COVID testing Monday-Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm. At the end of each day, the church is sprayed and sanitized. At the end of the day last Thursday, approximately 450 tests had been performed with approximately 85 people testing positive for COVID.
“The community expressed its appreciation for our church to provide such a needed ministry,” Fuzz said. It should also be noted that the workers and staff expressed gratitude for the church providing lunch each day.
While Rev. Fuzz may look healthy and fit, he doesn’t mind emphasizing that he’s still very sick.
“But I’m gonna be okay,” Fuzz said. As he continues on his journey, over half of his ‘work’ is done while he’s in bed with back pain and other ailments caused by cancer. But he still feels the need and the call to keep working for the community in order to create healing of some kind.
Thank you for your continued prayers for Rev. Fuzz. Though he may seem well, he’s not there yet. Rev. Fuzz continues to pray for you because you are a part of his journey. Visit his Facebook site where you will find him sharing his concerns, praise in pictures, testimony, and song. As we continue to follow God’s guide, keep following his weekly journey ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’ May you be blessed by reading and sharing his journey.