Fellowship Baptist Church in Sidney, Montana, has removed Pastor Jordan Daniel “J.D.” Hall from ministry due to allegations of “serious sin” — just over a month after his arrest for DUI and weapons charges, The Christian Post reports.
“Earlier this week, the team at Protestia received allegations of serious sin committed by our brother JD Hall. After correspondence with leadership at Fellowship Baptist Church, we learned that JD was determined by the church to have disqualified himself from pastoral ministry, had resigned from the pastorate, and submitted himself to a process of church discipline,” Protestia announced in a statement. “Due to JD’s removal from pastoral ministry, we likewise have removed him from ministry with Protestia.”
Protestia added that while it appears Fellowship Baptist Church considers the allegations against Hall “credible, we are unable to determine their truth with certainty and therefore cannot speak to all of the specifics of the accusations lest we be guilty of gossip.”
The specific nature of the “serious sin” Hall committed has not been revealed. After his DUI and weapons arrest in May, Hall offered to resign from the church but his resignation was rejected because he did not wrong (a sobriety test found no alcohol on his system but he stumbled, displayed poor balance, and performed poorly on a field sobriety test).
Protestia announced that it will cease to be a ministry of Fellowship Baptist Church, and Hall’s writings and work on the site will be removed but archived and available if needed for reference. His “The Polemics Report” podcast will also come to a halt and will be replaced by a similar ministry, reported The Christian Post.
In May 2022, Hall admitted fabricating a claim that a transgender activist had harassed a state senator who later sought protection from the chamber’s sergeant-at-arms. The admission cleared the way for the activist to settle a $250,000 defamation suit, but Hall has since declared bankruptcy.
Read the full report over at The Christian Post.