Perry Noble speaks out about divorce, asks for prayers

Perry Noble tweets about divorce (Source: Twitter)

The former pastor of South Carolina's largest church has announced he is in the process of a divorce.

Perry Noble, founder of NewSpring Church, was removed from the church in July 2016 after a battle with alcohol addiction. Perry was open about his recovery and attended a rehab facility.

He has since delivered a sermon at PowerHouse Christian Church in Anderson and filed paperwork for a new church called "Second Chance."

But on Wednesday, Noble spoke out about one of the most difficult things he's ever had to communicate: he and his wife of 17 years are separating. A representative for Noble said he is the one who decided to pursue divorce.

Below is an excerpt from Noble's statement:This is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever communicated and I understand it will be even more difficult for many of you to read. After being married for 17 years I have found myself in a place I never imagined I would be — as no one who has ever been married ever dreams in a million years that their marriage will one day end in divorce.

However, that is where I find myself at this point in time.

I am doing my best to walk through this deeply personal and painful process with as much grace as possible. I would ask for your prayers in this season as well as humbly ask for privacy for my family in this matter as we work through this deeply personal situation.Below is the tweet released on Noble's Twitter account:

Please read my statement here -— Perry Noble (@perrynoble) November 1, 2017

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