A bizarre incident took place in the least place that one would expect. Pews were tumbled as punches and kicks were thrown inside Greater Bellevue Baptist Church in Macon on Monday night. The brawl is said to have broken out after a disagreement about the pastor’s future escalated into ugly chaos.
Reports indicate that A Bibb County sheriff’s deputy in the church was standing by as the congregation prepared to vote on whether or not pastor David Stephens would stay, but the deputy had to call for back-up when things started getting heated.
“I can’t handle this. This is church, though. They overdoing it, though,” one man said on a video he took with his phone that night. One woman in the congregation grabbed the microphone and asked the congregants, “Us not having a pastor at all, is that going to make this a better church or worser?”
In response, the man who was taking the video shouted “Worser!” he also said. “We want Pastor Stephens. He a big help to the community, though. They trippin.’’ People were waved away from the podium by a deputy saying, “One at a time!”
One of the congregants who was a man said that if the church members kept on talking, they won’t be able to vote, the man who was speaking at the podium told about 150 people in the church. He called on the congregants to cast their votes amidst the allegations from.
After around 20 minutes into the 35-minute video, church decorum decayed in a matter of seconds. The young men threw punches and folks shoved each other among chairs that had been knocked over. However, at the blow of a whistle, everyone left the church. The act was disgraceful and the members in the church ought to have sought a solution apart from existing in chaotic situations.