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.”