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Perry Noble

Perry Noble (born June 24, 1971) is an American preacher, author, and the senior pastor at NewSpring Church, a megachurch located in Anderson, South Carolina.[1] His weekly sermons are watched by over 32,000 people at 11 satellite campuses across the state of South Carolina with an additional 7,200 viewers tuning in weekly via online live stream.[2][3][4][5] He has gained notability as the senior pastor at the largest church in the South Carolina Baptist Convention and second fastest-growing church in the United States.[6][7] Noble has recently gained notoriety for controversial remarks made regarding the Ten Commandments during a Christmas Eve service at his church.[8] Perry Noble is the author of two books, Unleash!: Breaking Free from Normalcy and Overwhelmed: Winning the War Against Worry.[9][10]

Contents

  • Early life and family 1
  • Controversies 2
    • N-word controversy 2.1
    • Ten Commandments 2.2
  • Publications 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life and family

Perry Noble was born on June 24, 1971.[11] Perry has revealed that his mother died of cancer when he was 12,[12] and that this experience made him dislike hospital visits for a long time even after he became a pastor. His father was married several times.[13] He married his current wife, Lucretia, in April 2000 and in June 2007 had a baby girl named Charisse.[14]

Controversies

During his time at NewSpring Church, Noble has been involved in several controversies on a national scale.

N-word controversy

During a Christmas Eve service in 2014, Perry Noble sparked an incident regarding the use of what appeared to be the n-word.[15] NewSpring Church released a statement in response to allegations that Pastor Noble used the n-word during his sermon saying,

In regards to your question about the ‘N’ word, Perry doesn’t use that word and doesn’t address anyone in his life by such a word. He did not use that word in his message and what you perceived as him doing so was [a] matter of words getting jumbled as can happen with anyone who is speaking.[16]

Ten Commandments

Following a sermon Noble delivered on Christmas Eve, a controversy aroused regarding his wording at the beginning of his message. He made a claim stating that there was no Hebrew word for "command," when in fact, there was. Much pressure was put on Perry Noble and on NewSpring Church for this mistake, to the point of a heated tweet on Noble's Twitter page. Noble later apologized on his blog for this tweet and his original mistake.[17]

Publications

His book Overwhelmed (2014) deals with his struggles with mental illness.[18]

See also

References

  1. ^ "NewSpring Church". 
  2. ^ Blume, Butch (2014-03-04). "State of the Church: S.C.’s NewSpring among nation’s largest, fastest-growing churches". http://baptistcourier.com/. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  3. ^ Smith, Charmaine (2014-06-09). "NewSpring Church celebrating 10th anniversary at the Bi-Lo Center » Anderson Independent Mail". Independentmail.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  4. ^ Wyatt, Dustin (2014-03-21). "NewSpring Church converts former Best Buy into worship center". goupstate.com. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Fastest-growing & largest churches tallied - Baptist Press". Bpnews.net. 2013-09-13. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  6. ^ "2013 Outreach 100 Fastest-Growing Churches in America". Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  7. ^ "2013 Outreach 100 Fastest-Growing Churches in America". Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  8. ^ Barnett, Ron (2015-01-25). "Baptist Megachurch Minister In Hot Water Over Comments On Ten Commandments". http://huffingtonpost.com/. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  9. ^ Noble, Perry. Overwhelmed: Winning the War Against Worry. Lifeway Christian Resources.  
  10. ^ Noble, Perry (20 September 2012). Unleash!: Breaking Free from Normalcy. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.  
  11. ^ Noble, Perry (24 June 2010). "Eleven Wishes on My Birthday". perrynoble.com. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  12. ^ https://newspring.cc/sermons/mothers-day-2015/mamas-matter
  13. ^ https://newspring.cc/sermons/merica-land-of-the-free/how-should-christians-respond-to-the-supreme-courts-decision-on-gay-marriag
  14. ^ Noble, Perry. "About Perry". perrynoble.com. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  15. ^ Telusma, Blue (4 January 2015). "White pastor appears to drop N-Word during sermon". The Grio. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  16. ^ Carey, Brian (5 January 2015). "Did A Megachurch Pastor Use The N-Word During A Sermon?". Business 2 Community. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  17. ^ https://perrynoble.com/blog/a-letter-to-the-church-i-love
  18. ^ "Pastor Perry Noble Gets Candid...". Christian Post. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 

External links

  • New Spring Church website
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