Crossroads Church issues statement on firing of lead pastor

NEWBURGH, IN (WFIE) - The lead pastor at one of the Tri-State's largest churches has been fired.

Crossroads Christian Church lead pastor Patrick Garcia was fired this week. Sources tell us the teaching pastor, Rick Kyle, was asked to resign, or be fired too.

The church posted on Facebook that the decision to fire Garcia was, "due primarily to philosophical differences in church leadership."

We've heard from several members of the congregation, unhappy with the decision and asking fellow members to share their opposition to the firing.

The elders say the search for a new lead pastor will begin immediately.

We've reached out to the elders' chair, but haven't heard back.

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