A Baptist Church in the United States of America has banned a 92-year-old woman, Josephine King, from worshiping with them for not giving enough donations and for failing to pay her tithe.
Reports have it that Josephine King, who has been a member of Bainbridge’s First African Baptist Church for over 50 years, was the first person to be expelled from the congregation for not paying her tithe.
The report quoted King’s nephew, Gerald Simmons as saying the 92-year-old was sick and was indoors for several months, which was why she could not attend church for a long period. Simmons added that King had contributed to the church financially in the past, but was unable to do so because of ill- health.
A letter signed by the Senior Pastor of the First African Baptist Church, Derrick Mike said, “Josephine King is no longer considered a member of the First African Baptist Church of Bainbridge, Georgia.” The letter went on to explain that she “has shown non-support” by not providing “constant and consistent financial and physical participation.”
But the nephew of the woman blew out when the letter was delivered, “She was stunned. She was disappointed. She was shocked. You should not chase the individuals down.You should not do that. If that is the case, you are money hungry.
“You have to have money to make these churches run, but it’s not about money. It is about God. You have to put God first,” he said stressing that the church seems more concerned with what it gains from the old woman than attending to the spiritual and physical well-being of the octogenarian.


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