Deacon

  • Church deacon killed inside his Selma home!

     A church deacon was killed Sunday evening in Selma, according to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. According to James Perry, a pastor at White Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 68-year-old Vondell Bethune, who served as a church deacon, was killed. Authorities said the shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. at...
  • Police called after former deacon disrupts church service

    Alexander City Police Department officers were called to Great Bethel Baptist Church Sunday after a call reported that a former deacon was disrupting the service. The initial call came in at about 11:15 Sunday morning and two units responded, with a third unit and a total of four officers...
  • Convicted Knutby pastor offered job by church

      The pastor sentenced to life in prison for manipulating his family’s former nanny into murdering his wife has been offered a job by a deacon working in the Swedish Church. In a letter accompanying the pastor’s latest application to have his life sentence converted to fixed term, the...