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Perry Noble launched his new church over the weekend—an online-based congregation called Second Chance Church.
"Second Chance Church To Launch THIS SUNDAY! Yep - you read that correctly, this coming Sunday will be the official launch of Second Chance Church... ...sort of... ...while we do not have a location, staff or volunteers as of yet--we do have an incredible platform known as the World Wide Web... ... and so this Sunday at 1:00pm on I will be preaching a message on Facebook Live. During the month of December I will be doing messages on my personal Facebook page; however, after about a month or so I will be putting the messages on the Second Chance Facebook Page," Noble posted Dec. 1.
Noble, who previously pastored NewSpring Church, was fired in 2016 from his senior pastoral role due to alcohol addiction.
The new church announcement came one month after Noble announced his split from his wife of 17 years.
"This is one of the most difficult things I've ever communicated and I understand it will be even more difficult for many of you to read," the statement read. "After being married for 17 years I have found myself in a place I never imagined I would be—as no one who has ever been married ever dreams in a million years that their marriage will one day end in divorce," Noble told Faithwire in November.
Leadership at NewSpring maintain Noble is not ready to be back in the pulpit.
"We have been asked why Perry can preach at other churches but not at NewSpring," teaching pastor Clayton King posted. "We cannot speak for other churches and how they make decisions. For us, Perry currently does not meet the biblical qualifications of a pastor, teacher, shepherd."
Despite his setbacks, Noble is moving forward with Second Chance Church.
His first sermon for the online community was titled, "So I Screwed Up ... Now What?"
The sermon has been viewed more than 42,000 times. Thousands also responded through the comment section.
"Enjoyed watching Pastor P!!! You are truly a blessing to so many people !!! Loved your message!!! Keep doing what your [sic] doing," writes one person.
Another writes: "Our biggest adversity will become your biggest strength Perry! We never gave up on you. Jesus wouldn't kick you out but he would lift you up in more prayer!"
"Yesterday Second Chance Church officially launched with a broadcast out of this living room..." Noble posted to Facebook. "I thought back (and fought back the tears) as I thought back to the first church the Lord allowed me to launch ... and that one too was in a living room. I had no idea what the Lord was going to do then .. but it was way more than I could have ever imagined! And if He did it then He can do it again!! I am believing Him for greater things, that we will see lives changed, communities transformed and the Nations reached with the greatest message ever - The Gospel!! Yesterday was just the beginning - I know the best is still yet to come!! A huge "thank you" to everyone who have been praying for this - and for all of your encouragement! I can't wait to see what happens next!"
Jessilyn Justice @jessilynjustice is the director of online news for Charisma.
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