Church Bans 103-Year-Old Woman For Disagreeing With Pastor’s Decisions
Well, another elderly Georgia woman has been kicked out her church.
According to WSBTV, 103-year-old Genora Hamm Biggs received a letter in the mail informing her that her membership with the Union Grove Baptist Church in Elberton has been revoked. The letter, which was signed by several members of the congregation, told Biggs that she is not allowed to attend services “for any reason whatsoever.”
“I was unhappy and shocked,” said Biggs. “I joined the church when I was 11 years old.”
Despite the letter, Biggs attended services the following Sunday, which she says resulted in the pastor, Rev. Tim Mattox, calling the police on her.
“He told the police he wanted to put us out, but the police told him, ‘You can’t do that,’” Biggs recalled.
According to reports, Biggs’ family helped found the church nearly a century ago. Biggs insists that issues arose when she disagreed with the pastor’s decision to change the historically Baptist church’s denomination to that of a holiness church.
“He is a holy sanctified minister, or so he says. We voted him in and we didn’t know it until he was there. We are Baptists and that’s what we want to stay,” said Biggs.
Union Grove’s Deacon Glen Jackson, who signed the letter, declined to comment on Biggs’ expulsion.
“The church decided not to comment because it’s all a bunch of foolishness,” he said.