I am always hesitant in reporting anything like this because many believers will tear down these ministers who have fallen instead of praying for their restoration, However it is also news that needs to be reported. After a week of whispers that he had been fired, NewSpring Church, a popular megachurch in South Carolina with a weekly attendance of 30,000, confirmed Sunday that Perry Noble, the church’s founding and senior pastor, has been fired for alcohol abuse and other “unfortunate choices and decisions” and is currently under psychiatric care.

Galatians 6:1 – Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

“While this is the most difficult and painful decision we’ve had to make, unfortunately it was necessary. Perry has made some unfortunate choices and decisions that have caused us much concern,” NewSpring Church Executive Pastor Shane Duffey said at the 9:15 a.m. service. He explained that the church tried for several months to help Perry after confronting him about his issues but he refused to take correction so they were forced to make the “painful” move. FULL REPORT