Churches are something else nowadays. By ‘something else’, I mean the most shady. Meet Josephine King, a 92-year-old woman, who was a member of her church for more than 50 years. But that wasn’t good enough for the First African Baptist Church of Bainbridge, Georgia.

King recently received a letter from the church informing that she was no longer a member because she didn’t tithe.

“Josephine King is no longer considered a member of the First African Baptist Church of Bainbridge, Georgia,” read Gerald Simmons, as he skimmed over the letter addressed to his aunt.

Pastor Derrick Mike says King has shown non-support towards the church and that involves “constant and consistent financial and physical participation.”

“She was stunned. She was disappointed. She was shocked,” said Simmons. Simmons said his aunt has been sick for months, which was why she wasn’t attending services.

“You shouldn’t chase the individuals down,” said Simmons. “You shouldn’t do that. If that’s the case, you’re money hungry.”

Oh, as so many churches are.

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  • ALM247

    Awful and stupid on the part of that church….the church is not a bank. I believe in tithing, but I also believe that tithing is up to the individual. Churches should not force members to tithe.