WATCH: Police in Jackson, MS, Called Out to Church Because Church Members Were Fighting Over Pastor


Jackson, MS, police were called out to handle a dispute at a church this morning.

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Worship services at New Galilean Baptist Church in Jackson, MS, did not take place as normal on Sunday morning. The members were fighting and yelling over the current pastor, Orlando D. Franklin III. Things got so heated that the police were called to get control of the situation.

One member said, “This man was money hungry. He was after money. He came in spending ridiculously. He was a manipulator and cunning.”

Members say the current pastor took over the job when the previous pastor passed away. Some were unsure about him having the job from the beginning. One member said, “When he was voted in, only 147 people voted him in; and when he was voted out, over 400 people voted him out.”

The church board voted to terminate Pastor Franklin in a meeting on Saturday but not every member was behind that decision. One member said, “I don’t want him to go. If he leaves, I’m leaving. She said she has been attending New Galilean since she was eight years old and that some in the congregation are spreading rumors and lies about what the pastor does with the church’s finances. She continued, “He is a godly man and he’s doing nothing wrong. I wish people would stop.”

The pastor was escorted out of the church on Sunday and the board says he won’t be back but others who support the pastor say they aren’t backing down.

via WAPT16

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