Boxing Day Indeed: Fight, Punches In Church during Post-Christmas Sermon, Video Captures Shameful Scene

Boxing Day Indeed: Fight, Punches In Church during Post-Christmas Sermon, Video Captures Shameful Scene

  • Boxing day at the Olivet Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee meant something different on Sunday, December 26
  • A day that was meant for sharing and receiving of gifts became an avenue for the throwing of punches between church members
  • The shame show was between a youth pastor and another church member who attacked him after coming out from a rehabilitation centre

Some members of the Olivet Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, took the boxing day literally against each other during a sermon on Sunday, December 26.

While the pastor, Bishop Kevin Adams, was delivering a sermon, a man walked up to a front-row youth pastor and started punching him.

Fight in Church
The pastor said the attacker just got out of rehab (Photo: Fasanmi Paul Abiola)
Source: Facebook

This brought confusion in the church as Bishop Adams was forced to end his preaching and made efforts to stop the fight.

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After the rather embarrassing incident, the cleric disclosed that the attacker just got out of a rehabilitation home.

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Adams said this might be a case of relapse because the man in question seemed not to know where he was at the time.

He added that the individual was in tears after other members succeeded in calming him, and revealed that he will be returning to the rehab soon.

Watch the video below shared by one Fasanmi Paul Abiola:

Christmas message: Buhari makes new pledge to Nigerians

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had restated his commitment to ensuring the best for Nigerians before the end of his tenure.

In his 2021 Christmas message to Nigerians, the president said that his regime would not abandon all its campaign promises ahead of 2023.

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Buhari said this in a statement signed by him titled ‘PRESIDENT BUHARI’S 2021 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE’.

The president said that his administration remains resolute at ensuring that the standard of living of the average Nigerian was elevated.

Buhari in the message, felicitated with Christian faithful across the country ahead of the Christmas celebration while urging Nigerians to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic and adhere strictly to all health protocols.

His message partly read:

“I rejoice with Christians in Nigeria as they join fellow believers all over the world to celebrate this season.
“It is a special period that brings peoples of the world together with one purpose; to celebrate togetherness, joy, peace, and above all, to share love with one another through the exchange of goodwill and gifts."


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