Pastor Johnnie Clark may be a man of God, but today he finds himself behind bars for two weeks because his church has repeatedly violated the city’s noise ordinance, reports WLTX:
We’ve followed this story for close to two years about the dispute between neighbors and Rehoboth United Assemblies Church in Columbia concerning the amount of sound by the house of worship.
This week, a Richland County jury found church pastor Johnnie Clark guilty of unlawful sound amplification following a three-day trial where prosecutors laid out their evidence against him.
Clark was sentenced to two weeks in jail.
“I can’t believe it, jail time, for serving God, what’s next,” said Pastor and First Lady Harriet Clark.