California Pastor Fined For Holding Services Says He’s ‘Meeting People’s Need For God’
The Christian Post - The pastor of Spring Hills Church in California, which has been warned and fined for holding indoor services, said they are trying to “meet people’s need for God.”
“We’re not trying to prove anything, just meet people’s need for God. If people are uncomfortable, don’t come,” Bret Avlakeotes, the founding senior pastor of the church in Fulton, Sonoma County, said, according to The Press Democrat.
“We’ve gotten the warnings, but it’s kind of like, do I listen to God and meet people’s spiritual needs as a pastor and church and listen to God and follow Scripture, assemble of our own free will? Or is the state God?” he asked.
Complaints against Spring Hills Church have been filed with the county permit department four times since March. Last Sunday, code enforcement staff visited the church to document its activities, and later imposed a fine of $100 as several hundred people were found attending weekend services.
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