For nearly a century, 103-year-old Genora Hamm Biggs has attended the Union Grove Baptist Church in Georgia — even working as the church’s secretary for some 40 years. But Biggs — a parishioner since she was 11 years old — was banned last month from attending after she disagreed with the church’s pastor over his preaching style, Fox affiliate WAGA-TV reported. On Sunday, law enforcement was called to the small, white church in Elberton, Ga., after Biggs decided to attend service anyway, according to the station.
Police said there was nothing they could do because the matter is a civil dispute between Biggs and the church. Biggs told the station that she and the current pastor of six years, Rev. Tim Mattox, have long sparred over his preaching style, which she characterizes as a “Holiness style” that she claims doesn’t belong in the Baptist church.”At one point, he had a crew in here and they were hollering and falling out in the middle of the floor,” Biggs told the station. “We don’t do that in the Baptist Church.” FULL REPORT