Church members say they want Perry Noble back in the pulpit.
Church members say they want Perry Noble back in the pulpit. (YouTube)

NewSpring parishioners want Pastor Perry Noble back in the pulpit after he overcomes his alcohol addiction, according to a petition.  

"This petition was started to show Pastor P that we as church members, friends, family, and others are standing with and praying for him in this difficult time. We all love him and want him to get the help he needs," the petition reads

NewSpring fired Noble earlier this month for his dependence on alcohol.  

Executive Pastor Shane Duffey delivered the church leaders' official statement to the NewSpring congregation Sunday morning: "Through much prayer and with a heavy heart, we have important information to share with you regarding our pastor, Perry Noble. As of Friday, July 1, and in accordance with the governing bylaws, the directors and the pastoral advisory team have removed Perry as pastor of NewSpring Church. While this is the most difficult and painful decision we've had to make, unfortunately it was necessary." 

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Despite Duffey's words, church members want Noble reinstated. 

"Let it also be known that once Perry Noble has conquered this storm, with God's amazing grace, we want to see him reinstated as senior pastor. No one is perfect. We are all sinners in need of God's forgiveness. Perry needs our support and our prayers. All things are possible though Christ Jesus," the petition reads.  

However, after just 573 signatures, the petition closed and no one else may sign.  

In a video posted to his timeline the same day the petition closed, Noble addressed his church members.  

"For those of you saying I'm not going back, that's not the right thing to do. The leadership of NewSpring Church made the right decision. God has gotten my attention. I'm focused on getting better. I'm not bitter, I'm focused on getting better, and I pray that will be your stance as well. I'm going to get through this. We're going to get through this and I still believe that NewSpring is gonna reach 100,000 and beyond. I love all of you and I'll keep you posted on my journey," he said

Noble says he is seeking treatment and is committed to his family and Christ as he moves forward. 

Jessilyn Justice @jessilynjustice is the director of online news for Charisma.

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