Genora Hamm Biggs is 103-years-old and has been a member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Elberton, Ga. for 92 years. But the church recently put an end to that when they banned for because she spoke out against the pastor and his sermons.

The church sent her a letter via USPS informing that her that she was no longer welcomed.

“I was shocked,” Biggs told the Daily News. “I wasn’t expecting it. I’m not happy they’re trying to put me out at that age.”

“I’ve been going since I was 11 years old,” she said.

Church officials terminated her membership in August, but Biggs isn’t taking this lightly.

The letter read:

“This letter is to inform you that according to the by-laws of the Union Grove Baptist Church, and by vote of the active members, any membership or associations that you have had with this church are now officially revoked.

“Therefore, you cannot attend Union Grove Baptist Church for any reason whatsoever,” it continues. “You are not to come to the property of the Union Grove Baptist Church located at 680 Pulliam Street, Elberton, Georgia 30635.”

The issue at hand is that Biggs feels that Reverend Tim Mattox is changing his preaching style and isn’t following the Baptist Church covenant and is trying to change it to a Holiness Church.

“He’s a holy, sanctified minister. We are Baptist, and he has divided the church,” she said. “I don’t know. I believe it’s because I do not agree on his sermons. That’s the only reason I can give you.”

Biggs even attempted to attend service recently and was kicked out and threatened with having the cops called on her. But she’s not backing down. She plans on returning.

“Of course I’m going back if I’m able,” she told the News. “That’s where I’ve been all my life. I can’t give it up now.”

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  • Rizzo

    petty, narcissistic, egotistical, hateful and disrespectful. miss biggs is 103 years old. she’s beautiful. she has something to say and she should be able to say it whether the members of the church like it or not. she has earned that privilege. bless her. what have the members earned. what the hell have they done for her lately besides run her blood pressure up …

  • This story is absolutely foul and it boils my blood to hear of this “church’s” treatment of her. Just in case those people have forgotten how to be Christian, here’s a reminder on how to treat the elderly:

    “Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.” -1 Timothy 5:1-2

    ”Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the LORD.” -Leviticus 19:32

  • mywordsaremypower

    This is how not to be Christian. I swear a lot of people be calling for Jesus and the Lord but the other behavior suggests otherwise.

  • [email protected]

    The church in this situation has acted immature, arrogant, and disrespectful to a Sister who faithfully came into the church for decades. Genora Hamm Biggs has not harmed anyone. She has spoken her mind and she has the right to not compromise her beliefs. Ironically enough, in the New Testament, Yeshua threw the money changers out of the Temple and he condemned the religious hypocrites of his day. The disrespect shown to an elderly woman is antithetical to true spirituality and true human decency. What the Sister Genora has said that she doesn’t want a church to act like a circus. She has sacrificed more for the church than the current pastor has ever done. In fact, the pastor should leave that church. Bless Sister Genora Hamm Biggs.

  • mariah asphalt

    Who of the church parishioners are standing with/up for her? Very often these “pastors” don’t be all they can be for the church. They come with different agendas. How dare he not allow her in the church. I never heard of such a thing. That’s why I don’t be messin with them people.