I've heard that Perry Noble, Newspring Church lead pastor, was fired today and that it will be announced on Sunday. Newspring is one of the largest churches in the country. It's a Southern Baptist megachurch. If confirmed, this is a huge development.
I've written about Perry Noble here, here and here.
This morning I emailed Suzanne Swift, Chief Public Relations and Marketing Officer at Newspring Church, asking if Perry Noble has been fired. I received this reply this evening:
I would love to invite you to join us at church this Sunday to learn more from Perry and NewSpring Church. We will have services on Sunday at 9:15am, 11:15am, 4pm or 6pm at our Anderson Campus, located at 2940 Concord Road.
email thread including my ? to @newspring marketing director @suzanneswift asking if @perrynoble has been fired pic.twitter.com/AhwfvCWCbG— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) July 8, 2016
NewSpring Church Won’t Deny Departure of Perry Noble https://t.co/TZGxKv8L17— Warren Throckmorton (@wthrockmorton) July 8, 2016
This is 2nd @newspring church volunteer charged with child sex crimes this year https://t.co/bg8d9G9uOs #sbc16 #perrynoble #thesearemypeople— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) July 8, 2016