Former NewSpring pastor Perry Noble checking into rehab

Perry Noble - file photograph

ANDERSON, SC — Twelve days after his removal as senior pastor of NewSpring church, Perry Noble shared a heartfelt message on Facebook.

“I want to say to everyone at NewSpring Church that I am sorry that I allowed a dependency on alcohol.  I ran to it rather than Jesus for my comfort and that was wrong. And I am sorry,” Noble said.

The video was posted Wednesday on his Facebook page.

Noble said he is checking into a treatment facility in order to do “whatever it takes to make it right.”

The board of directors and pastor advisory team removed Perry Noble as senior pastor of NewSpring on July 1.

“Perry has made some unfortunate choices and decisions that have caused us much concern.  Over the course of several months, our executive pastors have met with and discussed at length with Perry — concerns regarding his personal behavior and spiritual walk,” Executive Pastor Shane Duffey said at the start of Sunday’s service.

Duffey went on to say, “Perry’s posture towards his marriage increased reliance on alcohol and other behaviors.”

In the video posted Wednesday to Facebook, Noble said, “I am serious about fighting for my wife and my daughter and I’m serious about following Jesus and that has not changed.”

NewSpring Church has 17 campuses across South Carolina.

 

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