BAINBRIDGE, Georgia -- The family of 92-year-old Josephine King is upset with her church after church leaders told her she was no longer welcome. King recently received a letter that read she had shown non-support towards the church in the areas of "constant and consistent financial and physical participation." In layman's terms she was kicked out of church for not tithing.
"It's terrible," King's nephew Gerald Simmons said. "She was stunned. She was disappointed. She was shocked."
Simmons said his aunt was sick and shut-in for several months, unable to attend church. He added his aunt had gone above and beyond, over the years, to financially support the church.
"You shouldn't chase the individuals down. You shouldn't do that. If that's the case, you're money hungry," Simmons said. "You got to have money to make these churches run, but it's not about money. It's about God. You have to put God first."
First African Baptist Church of Bainbridge, Georgia has not yet commented on Ms. King's removal.