The Mount Vernon Baptist Church congregation approved a $14.5 million deal to move, in order for the Atlanta Falcons to build a new stadium.
Church members voted 116 to 16 to accept the $14.5 million buyout on Thursday night.
A longtime church member, Vickie Johnson, told WSBTV, “I think it’s an abomination in the sight of God for the city and the Falcons to consider bringing down two historic black churches for a stadium for a second-rate football team.”
The next step for the congregation is to decide where they want to move, the church’s pastor Rodney Turner explained, “Mims Park is a possibility, but there are other possibilities as well.”
Friendship Baptist Church members will vote on Sunday whether to sell their property for $19.5 million.