While preaching this past Sunday, Bishop Kevin Adams, the Senior Pastor of Olivet Baptist Church (OBC) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, witnessed one man approach another in the front row and punch him in the head.
In a video captured from the church’s livestream, Adams can be heard preaching from Matthew 2 and reading, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and we have come…”
It was then that 34-year-old Marcus Williams casually walked up to pastor Chris Sands, who was sitting in the front row, and punched him in the face.
Sands, who is Adams’ first assistant and is the church’s youth pastor, swiftly jumped out of the pew and defended himself while absorbing some more of Williams’ blows. As the scuffle broke out, some congregants can be heard screaming, and Adams calmly told Williams to “stop” while others restrained him off camera.