Two weeks after Anderson-based megachurch, Newpring Church, dismissed its senior pastor, he took to social media to address his supporters.
In the 3-minute and 21-second video, Perry Noble thanked people for their prayers and support on Facebook.
“I felt those prayers,” Noble said. “I have felt encouraged, and I am taking steps to get better.”
Noble was fired reportedly for his use of alcohol and “posture toward marriage.” The church also has three locations in the Midlands.
Noble said he is checking into a treatment facility to receive help for his “dependency on alcohol.”
“I ran to it other than Jesus for my comfort,” he said in the video. “That was wrong, and I’m sorry. I am going to do whatever it takes to make it right.”
He also said the leadership at the church made the right decision and encouraged members shocked by his firing to continue to attend.
Noble also said he fully endorsed the hiring of Clayton King as the interim senior pastor of the church and described him as a “godly father and a godly husband.”