Birmingham Church Pastor Refuses to Leave, Denies Congregation’s Theft Allegations

Rev. Nathaniel Brooks of the Greater Saint John Baptist Church Says He Still Has Support as Senior Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Brooks, pastor of Greater Saint John Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Brooks, pastor of Greater Saint John Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo:

Not everyone is singing from the same hymnal at one Birmingham Church, and this division is something that both sides say is sad.

Some members protested in front of the Greater Saint John Baptist Church on Sunday morning because they want the current senior pastor gone…but he says he is not leaving.

Those opposed to Pastor Nathaniel Brooks, whose been the pastor of the church for five years, are making allegations of financial misconduct with church finances, but Brooks says those allegations are not true. Despite the call for him to step down, the Pastor said he is not going anywhere.

“We have an affidavit on record where the full leadership on record still supports this pastor,” Brooks said.

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