Matt Cook is staying in North Carolina while his family evacuates to Florida to get out of the path of Hurricane Florence. But Cook, the pastor at First Baptist Church in Wilmington, knows he isn’t alone.
Don’t ask a Houston resident how the city is doing. Trapped on top of rooftops or in shelters, or in homes with no power, it’s likely they know little more than their own situations. Clergy there are trying to make contact with their congregegants by phone and social media.