The overwhelming majority of Alabama Baptist and Southern Baptist churches receive people of all races. They recognize that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is for “whosoever will may come.”
In addition, during the past couple of decades, numerous local Baptist associations in Alabama and across the Southern Baptist Convention have increasingly received predominantly African-American congregations into membership.
Although we do not know the details of the situation in the news, we are praying for all involved, including the former pastor and the church family. We affirm the ministry of the Choctaw Baptist Association and pray for their leaders as they seek healing and reconciliation.
Original News Article from Baptist Press: