Frank E. Ray, the pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, TN, has reportedly filed a restraining order against Trenece Beal, a church member who claims that God told her that she and Pastor Ray were to get married. A report on the matter was first made by local Memphis radio host Thaddeus Matthews on his Facebook page.
The “sealed Chancery court document CH-14-0781-3” also seeks a restraining order against ‘Lakesha Beal and minor child Erica Beal.’ Trenece Beal has attended the church for twelve years and reportedly told school officials that Pastor Ray is the father of her children. Beal allegedly became more aggressive in her demands and behavior after the pastor separated from his wife.
Earlier this month, Pastor Ray filed a report with the Memphis Police Department seeking an order of protection to keep Beal and her children away from him and the New Salem church property.