Baptist Pastor Allegedly Fired For Attending Rick Ross Concert
The struggle in the church regarding whether or not Christians should listen to secular music has been a long-lived debate. While some feel that it’s okay to listen to genres other than gospel as long as good judgement and moderation are implemented, others believe that genres such as hip-hop should be avoided altogether. It appears that the Mt. Salem Baptist Church of North Carolina may be on of the ministries that are against it. According to Praise DC, the ministry’s youngest pastor to ever be installed, 26-year-old Rev. Rodney Wills, was fired after he attended a Rick Ross concert.
Ironically, the young pastor was let go shortly before the church was scheduled to celebrate his 4th pastoral anniversary. According to reports, the 14 deacons of the church met Saturday just before midnight to decide on their next course of action after they learned of Wills’ actions. After some deliberation, 26-year-old Wills was reportedly voted out 11 to 3. The way the story is being told, when Wills arrived at the church for Sunday morning service the next day, he was surprised to see that his parking sign had been removed and his name had been taken down off of the office door. He later learned that he’d been let go.
“We cannot have our leader supporting people of this world who are tearing down the kingdom of God,” said Deacon Miles Langley of the incident.
We also hear that this isn’t the first time Wills was spotted at a hip-hop concert. According to reports, he appeared before the church’s board after a few young people saw him at a Lil Wayne concert 9 months prior.
“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,” Langley continued.
We can’t say for sure is this is the only reason the 26-year-old pastor was let go, but we can say that the ministry’s decision has been widely criticized among social media users.
What do you think? Should Rev. Wills have been fired.