'We Are Not Closing,' Pastor Declares after County Fines Church $52,750 for Worship Services
The pastor of a large California church said Tuesday his congregation will not stop meeting for indoor worship despite fines from the county that have topped $50,000.
Jack Trieber, pastor of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif., said in a new video on the church‚Äôs Facebook page that Santa Clara County posted an additional order on the church‚Äôs doors this week and is fining the congregation $5,000 for each service. The video includes a screen capture of the order.
‚ÄúThey've ratcheted this thing up,‚ÄĚ Trieber said....