When one of the nation's most popular pastors was fired for alcohol abuse, fellow leaders rallied around him.
The prominent reactions? Love. Support. Friendship. Perry Noble, the founding pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina, made many friends in the evangelical community.
Here's what some of the country's most beloved leaders and pastors said.
Author and speaker Beth Moore: @perrynoble I love you, my brother.
Author and speaker Dave Ramsey: Praying for my friend @perrynoble and my friends @newspring . Sad Sad day.
Author and speaker Jon Acuff: At each event I did with @perrynoble he was the kindest, most gracious person in the building.Praying for NewSpring & the Noble family today
Pastor Davey Blackburn: I love @perrynoble. I always will. He stood by me during my darkest days. I will stand by him. I love @newspring. The Best is Yet To Come!
Pastor Matt Chandler: Jesus help your servant @perrynoble today.
Pastor and blogger Jarrid Wilson: Sending prayers your way, @perrynoble! Keep your head up high.
Christians, this is not your time to criticize and point a finger at @perrynoble. This is a time to lament, encourage and pray. Be love.
Author and speaker Donald Miller: Have learned so much from my friendship with @perrynoble. Grateful for the man.
Southern Baptist Convention Religious Liberty and Ethics Commission President Russell Moore: Let's pray for Perry Noble and for NewSpring.
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