Pastor Chris of Dad’s Place Church Back in Court

June 21, 2024
Pastor Chris of Dad’s Place Church Back in Court | FLI Insider

Jorge Gomez • 2 min read

City officials in Bryan, Ohio simply will not stop harassing Dad’s Place Church. Last month, they filed criminal charges against Pastor Chris Avell…AGAIN.

The Mayor and city officials are blatantly violating a January court order that made clear the city could not take any enforcement actions against the church.

The city’s mistreatment of Pastor Chris is outrageous, discriminatory and illegal.

First Liberty was back in court this week defending Pastor Chris. Our attorneys were at a hearing before a judge on Tuesday to make sure this unlawful harassment stops.

Here’s attorney Jeremy Dys with an update on the case:

Pastor Chris isn’t breaking any laws.

Just like other pastors and churches have done throughout history, Pastor Chris is legally keeping his church open to care for those who walk through its doors.

What’s being done to Dad’s Place Church is wrong. Houses of worship in America should not be punished for serving the most vulnerable.

But the city has made it clear that this fight is far from over.

Thanks to your support, we successfully defended Pastor Chris and Dad’s Place earlier this year.

Now it’s time to stand and fight back against the City of Bryan again.

Can Pastor Chris and this church count on you?

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