On June 25, 2020, Memphis Theological Seminary hosted a roundtable discussion titled, Pastoring in a Time of Pandemic. Panelists were Rev. Dr. Deborah Smith, Metro District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church, Rev. Dr. Andre E. Johnson, Pastor of Gifts of Life Ministries, Adjunct Professor at MTS, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies at the University of Memphis, Rev. Dr. Dianna Watkins-Dickerson, chaplain in the TN Air National Guard, an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Rev. Tom Fuerst, lead pastor at Bluff City Church.