Church Dispute in Court

Members of a Dothan church go to the polls Thursday; but they'll be casting ballots at the Houston County courthouse and a judge will count the votes.

Some members of Greater Beulah Baptist Church have filed a lawsuit claiming church business involving millions of dollars is being conducted without a vote of the congregation.

Circuit Judge Ed Jackson called for Friday’s vote to determine whether a majority of church members are dissatisfied with church operations.

Only members of Greater Beulah over the age of 18 will be allowed to vote.

Church officials will provide a current membership list.

The balloting is scheduled to begin at Friday 1:30 p.m.

Judge Jackson will count the ballots himself to determine if the lawsuit will continue.