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Oldham County pastor dies after nearly month-long battle with COVID-19

Jeff Fuson, lead pastor at Phos Community Church in Crestwood, lost his battle to the virus early Saturday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A beloved Oldham County pastor has died from the coronavirus.

Jeff Fuson, lead pastor at Phos Community Church in Crestwood, lost his battle to the virus early Saturday.

Fuson was hospitalized in early July and later placed in the intensive care unit on a ventilator.

In a July 11 social media post, he encouraged people to take the threat of COVID-19 seriously.

Throughout his battle, his church and family members shared updates online about his condition.

The church congregation gathered virtually Sunday to grieve and worship safely.

“The other day I posted about Jeff on Facebook, and soon after I realized I didn't give our relationship enough credit. I said, my pastor, I said my friend and my boss, on Saturday morning I lost my brother, that's the truth of it,” Spiritual Development Coordinator Meredith Lewis said.

Fuson had been involved in Oldham county's Christian ministry for 30 years.