In North Carolina, 26 year old Pastor Rodney Willis was about to hit his four year anniversary as the Pastor of Mt. Salem Baptist Church before he was fired from his position without notice.
According to Mt. Salem Baptist Church's deacon board, Pastor Willis was not suited for their church. Their reasoning for firing Pastor Willis was because he attend a Rick Ross concert and was spotted by other church members. The deacons released a statement saying:
“We cannot have our leader supporting people of this world who are tearing down the kingdom of God.” said Deacon Miles Langley.He attended a Lil Wayne concert earlier this year and was reprimanded for that as well. Once word got back to the deacon board that Pastor Willis attended the Rick Ross concert, an emergency meeting was called and Pastor Willis was voted out 11 to 3 by the deacon board. Unfortunately for Pastor Willis he was exed out without any notice at all. He showed up to preach morning service that Sunday and he realized that his name was removed from his parking spot. They even got a guest preacher to preach all the services for that day.
Deacon Miles Langley also said:
“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” said Deacon Langley.What's killing me is Pastor Willis wasn't notified that he was fired. I don't understand what was so hard about having a meeting to let him know that he violated the rules of the church and had to be let go because he didn't live up to their standards. He should've gotten a heads up and not made to look like a fool.
AmericaPastors.com has an open dialogue video with 2 other Pastors on the subject:
Question That's Been Lingering for Some Time Now: How they did they know he was there? Someone who goes to the church saw him and told others, right? So shouldn't those church members be reprimanded too? Exactly!
Here's the deal "Christians" you will not find a leader who is perfect and mundane. He or she will have listened or are currently listening to secular music (or will commit sins). That includes all genres (because there are some forms of gospel/christian music that can be confused or taken for secular music). Anyway stop judging this man for his music choices. As long he tries like the rest of us who are we to judge. Let him answer for his mistakes on judgement day. And I'm THROUGH!