Perry Noble, the former senior pastor at NewSpring Church, announced Tuesday that he is checking into a treatment center.
"Tomorrow I am taking my next step," Noble said in a video posted on his Facebook page.
Noble, the founder of South Carolina's largest church, was removed from his post this month as a result of alcohol-related problems and other issues. Clayton King has been appointed as the interim senior pastor at NewSpring.
Noble said he will spend about 30 days at the treatment center.
"I am going to be under the care of some excellent doctors, excellent psychiatrists," he said. "They are going to work with me and I'm going to do whatever it takes to get better."
Noble also thanked people who have expressed support for him and his family in cards, letters and on social media.
"It has just meant the world to me," he said.
About 36,000 people watched Noble's 82-second video in the first hour after it was posted on Facebook. More than 1,100 comments were posted on his Facebook page during the same time period.
"Keep it up Perry! Don't give up! You are being prayed for daily," wrote Dawn Adams Bright. "May you seek God's face and fall at his feet as he wraps his loving arms around you and carries you through! Will be thinking of you and your family!"