(All Headline News) The oldest African American church in DeKalb County no longer has a place to worship.
Flat Rock Community Church was established 150 years ago. Now, one of the members said it is in financial limbo.
In November, the church separated from the United Methodist denomination in a disagreement over property, reports stated. In December, membership thinned out, and the church could no longer afford the $6,500 mortgage, resulting in the building going into foreclosure.
According to senior pastor Binita Miles, members are discouraged they have to deal with political and financial issues within the church, and not religious concerns.
For the past month, the church has been meeting at the Flat Rock archive building, and starting in January they will move to Flat Rock Elementary School.