Pastor McConnell thanks each person who has prayed for him and supported him in his defence against the court action.
Pastor came out of his initial court hearing in good spirit.
“I’m not guilty, and I’m pleading not guilty. I want to be exonerated, I want acquitted, I want rid of all this” were amongst Pastor’s first comments on leaving the court. Pastor McConnell has been charged with offences against the communications act for part of a message he preached in 2014, where he challenged the Islamic faith.
It was a joy to see many people including many from our church who came to support him, and Pastor McConnell paid tribute to all those who came to show their support.
Pastor’s next hearing is on 3rd September.