Tennessee Baptist church voted for female pastor, could lose building

A Tennessee church is locked in a battle with a local Baptist association after its congregation elected a woman to serve as pastor, with the governing body reportedly threatening to seize its property, Blaze.com reports.

The Greater Tabernacle Church in Lawrenceville was kicked out of the Lawrence County Association of Baptists after the small, 40-member congregation voted to hire Pastor Shonda Reynolds-Christian to serve as their resident preacher.

Blaze goes on to report the local association ended its affiliation with the church and there are questions now about the property deed.

FOR MORE OF THE STORY: Tennessee Church Voted in a Female Pastor. Here’s Why the Decision Could Cost Congregants Big-Time. | TheBlaze.com

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