American Preacher- Pastor Rodney Wills was just about to reach 4 years at Mt. Salem Baptist Church. He is the youngest pastor to be installed at 26 years old and is now the shortest term pastor in Mt. Salem’s 109 year history. On Saturday, Mt. Salem voted him out for attending a local Rick Ross concert. With a vote of 11 to 3, the 14 deacons met at 11pm Saturday night to discuss and come to a conclusion that they did not need his services anymore. Rev. Wills arrived to the church the next day for Sunday morning worship service and notice his parking sign taken down and his name removed from the office door. The deacons even asked another minister from the community to officiate the service that morning. According to Deacon Langley, this is not the first time Rev. Wills has attended a concert while pastoring Mt. Salem. 9 months ago the diaconate board met with Rev. Wills when word was given to them that many youth and young adults spotted the pastor at a lil wayne concert. “We know that many saints will have mixed opinions from our actions, but this is not how we do things here at Mt. Salem. We cannot have a pastor praising the world one minute then praising the Lord the next. Period” said Deacon Langley.
Nothing like calling an emergency meeting at 11 PM on a Saturday to let people know that Mt. Salem Baptist Church ain’t nothing to fuck with. Straight ruthless. From an outsider’s perspective it might seem kind of ridiculous to fire a guy for standing in the crowd at a concert, but you can’t be too careful these days. We barely escaped Satan’s wrath with rock and roll back in the 1950s; no reason to tempt fate twice by letting him try to subvert your congregation with the hip hop music. One second your deacon is chilling in the crowd at a Rick Ross concert and the next thing you know he’s flipping kilos out the back of the cry room and slipping molly in the communion grape juice. It’s a natural progression. Better safe than sorry.