ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN)—Another wiregrass church is leaving the United Methodist denomination. This time it’s not in Dothan but in the Enterprise.

Many congregations are quitting due to concerns the denomination is not enforcing bans on same-sex marriages and ordaining openly LGBTQ clergy.

Sunday night one of the oldest methodist congregations in Coffee County voted by 75% to leave the denomination.

At the first United Methodist Church of Enterprise, the vote to leave was 207-to-68. Today, our questions concerning the reasons for leaving were referred to the Alabama-West Florida Conference in Montgomery.

Their communication director, Mary Catherine Phillips, would not comment on why the church congregation decided to leave. But, she does say that the matter to leave will be discussed at the Alabama-West Florida annual conference on May 7. The conference will vote to ratify, or not ratify the churches voting to disaffiliate.

Last month Covenant United Methodist Church and Harvest Church both in Dothan
Also voted to disaffiliate with the UMC. They join around 60 others who have voted to leave the nearly 600 churches that make up the Alabama-West Florida Conference.