Pastor Fired For Attending Rick Ross Concert [VIDEO]
Pastor Rodney Wills didn't think that he would be fired when he attended a local Rick Ross concert. However, that's exactly what happen. Should he have been fired? Or is this a bit to extreme?
At 26-years old, Pastor Rodney Wills was the youngest pastor to be installed at Mt. Salem Baptist church in North Carolina. Now he is the shortest term pastor of the 109-year old Mt. Salem church. He was just about to reach 4 years, but this past Saturday (Aug. 3rd) 14 Mt. Salem deacons voted him out 11 to 3 for attending a local Rick Ross concert.
On Sunday (Aug. 4th) Rev. Wills arrived to the church for Sunday morning worship service when he noticed his parking sign had been taken down and his name removed from the his office door. Just in case he didn't get the message, another minister from the community officiated the service at the deacons request.
Deacon Miles Langley of Mt. Salem issued this statement in regard to the matter:
“We cannot have our leader supporting people of this world who are tearing down the kingdom of God. We know that many saints will have mixed opinions from our actions, but this is not how we do things here at Mt. Salem. We cannot have a pastor praising the world one minute then praising the Lord the next. Period”
According to Deacon Langley, this is Rev. Wills second offense. As a matter of fact, 9 months ago the reverend was spotted at a Lil Wayne concert by other church members. It was then that the board met with Rev. Wills and expressed their disapproval.
This recent event has a lot of people talking, especially other young pastors. The story was actually brought to light by AmericaPreachers.com and that being said, here's what a few young pastors had to say on the matter:
At last word, Mt. Salem told AmericaPreachers.com that they will have guest ministers preach each week while they move forth with the next step. What are your thoughts on this? Were the deacons wrong or right for firing Reverend Wills? Let us know.