Pastor James Coates of Grace Life Church incarcerated in solitary confinement at high-security prison until May trial
To recap, in Mid-Febrary, Pastor James Coates of Grace Life Church in Edmonton was arrested and incarcerated in a maximum-medium security prison, and placed in solitary confinement for defying Deena Hinshaw’s lockdown mandates. Pastor Coates will stay in jail for three months until his trial begins in May. You can read more from the following links.
Fulrum7 has a fairly thorough and updated summary of the events.
Heavy has a good summary of James Coates’ ordeal as well.
Erin Coats, Wife of Pastor James Coates has publicly shared some insight into James’ imprisonment. Erin is not being allowed in-person visitation with Pastor Coates. She reports that James is allowed out of his cell only twice a day, and only for 15 to 20 minutes, during which time he has to do various chores like shower and put in a brief call to Erin.
Erin gave an interview with Allie Beth Stuckey, and discussed the issue of religious persecution.
More recently, Erin gave an interview with Michael Thiessen, Campaign Manager for Liberty Coalition Canada, on the arrest and imprisonment of her husband. She shares openly about her husband, their family, GraceLife Church, and the ongoing situation in Alberta that continues to have the world puzzled and discouraged.