Montana Pastor J.D. Hall, Pulpit&Pen Founder, Charged with DUI, Carrying Weapon
This Hall guy actually did some good work a few years ago in exposing a perverted youth pastor type guy who was preying on young Christian women… but other than that, I usually don’t agree with a lot of Hall’s other views, doctrinal beliefs, or actions.
by J. T. Jackson
May 17, 2022
Jordan Daniel Hall, also known as JD, was arrested on the evening of May 11, 2022, by the Sidney Police Department in Montana for driving under the influence of drugs. Hall is the pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, a 100+ member Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) church in Sidney.
Hall, who was also carrying a concealed handgun at the time of his arrest, tested 0.00 during the blood alcohol test administered at the stop. However, according to the police report, he performed “very poorly” during a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST).
…The report said that as Hall was taken into custody, he “was found to be in possession of a Smith and Wesson M2.0 Shield handgun. The weapon was secured in an in the waistband holster under a coat on the Defendant’s right waistline.”
Hall has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence of drugs, and multiple traffic violations.
The 40-year-old pastor pleaded not guilty to the charges the day after his arrest and is scheduled to appear in court on July 19, 2022.
Hall claims that the symptoms described in the police report were a result of a lack of vitamin D, and he denies being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
…Hall is the founder of “Pulpit & Pen,” the number one polemic website in the world, according to their Facebook page. (A polemic is defined as a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.) Facebook banned Pulpit & Pen in 2020 after the site was labeled “false news.”
In order to get around Facebook’s ban, the site changed its name and is now called Protestia. The site is part of Hall’s Gideon Knox Group, a collaboration that includes Gideon Knox Consulting, SermonAudio, Polemics Report, Protestia, The Bible Thumping Wingnut, Bulldogmatic Bible Study, Montana Daily Gazette, and KHDN 1203AM.
Hall, a firebrand polemicist known for his take-no-prisoners approach in attacking liberals, offered to resign as pastor of his church. The church claims he suffers from a vitamin deficiency.
May 16, 2022
By Bob Smietana
(RNS) — A Montana Baptist pastor who has spent years warning that liberals were taking over the Southern Baptist Convention and evangelical churches, was arrested on DUI and weapons charges.
Jordan Daniel “J.D.” Hall, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Sidney, Montana, and publisher of the online Christian polemics site Protestia, was arrested on May 11 after a traffic stop. According to a copy of the initial offense report obtained by Religion News Service, Hall was charged at 11 p.m. with driving under the influence and carrying a concealed weapon while intoxicated. The DUI charge is a first offense, according to the report. A Sidney police officer observed Hall driving in a bike lane and pulled him over.
May 17, 2022
by S. Larson
ASidney church rejected the resignation of its pastor following his arrest for DUI and carrying a concealed weapon while allegedly under the influence last week, according to the Fellowship Baptist Church’s website.
Jordan “J.D.” Hall, 40, pleaded not guilty to the charges in Sidney City Court that resulted from a May 11 traffic stop by Sidney police around 11 p.m.
Hall is pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church and publisher of a far-right website. In a statement posted Monday to the church’s website, which itself is owned by Hall’s Gideon Knox Group, Hall claimed the inebriation noted by the officer in the arrest report was due to a “documented vitamin D deficiency.”
Police reports state Hall’s preliminary breath test showed no alcohol in his system.
…According to the church’s statement, Hall tendered his resignation to the church the day after his arrest, but deacons and elders met Sunday and rejected the resignation because no alcohol was found in his system and his health issues have been well known. The church council, too, rejected the resignation, according to the statement.