Churches turn to small business loans with empty Easter pews

April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday is a day where many Christians would be praising in the pews, but this Easter several crowded around a computer and watched church services from the couch in their home.

A source tells ABC News 4 because of the lack of in-person services, many churches have had to take out a small business loan.

Frank Knapp is the CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

He says churches and non-profits are treated as a small business as long as they have less than 500 employees.

He adds the loans are a way to help small businesses and churches survive in these tough times. He has seen a few Lowcountry churches apply for them.

They help pay employee staff and cover expenses like mortgages.

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