Bibb County Deputy’s assisted Greater Bellevue Baptist church with security during a church meeting. It was reported that the objective of the meeting was for the deacons and the congregation to take a formal vote on keeping their current pastor or to void his contract. It was asked by the church trustees if a deputy could attend because of the tension that had been shown throughout the process. It was reported that during the meeting some of the parishioners became irate. Once deputies saw that tensions appeared to be escalating, it was decided that the meeting and voting process would be stopped until a later date. Some of the parishioners became irate and disorderly. All in attendance were asked to leave the premises and additional deputies were asked to respond to the scene to help with crowd control and dismissal.
No one was reported injured during the incident.
The incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.