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Genora Hamm Biggs will be going back to her church, the church she's been going to since she was 11 years old, and now she is in charge, Fox News reports

Last month Biggs made news after she was expelled from her church, the Union Grove Baptist Church in Elberton, Ga., after a dispute with the pastor about his preaching style


Biggs, who calls it a "holiness style," argued with the pastor that that kind of preaching did not belong in a Baptist church. The pastor took issue with that and decided to expel the elderly woman. 

When Biggs attempted to go to church after the decision, police officers were called to the church, although they refused to intervene in the civil dispute. 

Church members later voted to fire the pastor, but he initially refused to step down, going so far as to get a restraining order against Biggs and two other members. 

However, now the 103-year-old Biggs is returning to her church, and her pastor will be the one never  to return. 


The Rev. Tim Mattox, who had been pastor of the church for six years, said that following news of Biggs' explusion, he had received death threats. On Wednesday it was announced that Mattox was leaving, along with other members of the congregation, to form a new church, at which Biggs would not be welcome.

As for Biggs, she'll be returning to her church home and has even been handed the key to the church building, and is now responsible, along with a few other members, for electing the new pastor, her attorney Ken Dious told Fox News. 


"She's elated," Dious said. "This is the only church she's ever known. It was her grandfather who started that church."

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