Members of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Alabama were not allowed inside their church this past Sunday (Feb. 28), due to their pastor Dr. Willie Jackson’s orders. Jackson essentially locked them out, which forced them to hold service in the parking lot.
Churchgoers told their local WVTM 13 station that they wanted him out over unstable financial oversight and transparency issues. They thought Jackson was keeping them out in retaliation for wanting to take him out of his leadership position.
“We’re in the process of asking out pastor to vacate the pulpit, so I guess this is the way of showing us that we can’t come here and worship,” the church’s former trustee Ann Zellander said.
She also went onto to state the details of why they wanted to impeach Jackson.
“The church is regressing in the membership,” she explained. “We have no financial reports. The church has no voice, in other words. We’ve just lost everything. We feel like we’re in a dictatorship.”
When WVTM News 13 reporter Fred Davenport went to Jackson’s home; the pastor’s wife shut the door in his face upon telling her who he was with.
Let’s just hope this dispute is settled. Further details for this case are still pending.