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After attending a local Rick Ross concert, one North Carolina pastor is out of a job.

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According to, Pastor Rodney Wills was voted out of his position after nearly fours years of service at Mt. Salem Baptist Church. Sources say 14 deacons decided with a vote of 11 to 3 that the young pastor, who was installed at age 26, should end his term.

Reportedly, Rev. Wills didn’t find out about his termination until the next Sunday morning. He arrived prepared to give a sermon but noticed his parking sign taken down and his name removed from the office door.

Mt. Salem’s Deacon Miles Langley said this wasn’t the first time Rev. Wills attended a hip-hop show while serving as pastor of the Baptist church. Earlier this year, he was also spotted him at a Lil Wayne concert.

“We cannot have our leader supporting people of this world who are tearing down the kingdom of God,” Langley said. “We know that many saints will have mixed opinions from our actions, but this is not how we do things here at Mt. Salem. We cannot have a pastor praising the world one minute then praising the Lord the next. Period.”

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