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Disgraced Pastor JD Hall Investigated for Assault With Weapon, Strangulation: Police Report

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On June 5, writer and former pastor Jordan “JD” Hall was investigated for assault with a weapon and strangulation of a partner or family member, a police report has revealed.

The report was filed on June 23.

On June 26, it was announced that Hall had been asked to resign from his pastorate at Fellowship Baptist Church (FBC) of Sidney, Montana, as well as his role at Protestia (formerly named Pulpit & Pen), a right-wing publication exposing what they perceive to be liberal drift in American evangelicalism.

At the time of Hall’s resignation, the church stated that the reason for his disqualification as pastor was abuse of Xanax, which Hall had been taking beyond the prescribed dosage.

Protestia also released a statement but gave no further details, stating their desire to avoid gossip. Following Hall’s resignation, Protestia archived all of Hall’s writings on the site and separated itself from Fellowship Baptist Church, having previously been a ministry that folded under the church through Hall’s leadership.

“This decision was made both by the church and the team at Protestia, and not because of any disagreement between us and the church,” Protestia said in a statement.

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In the church’s statement, which was released on June 27, leadership cited “an incident” that occurred on June 5, after which they discovered Hall’s dependence on Xanax. Further details regarding that incident not mentioned in Fellowship Baptist Church’s statement have now been revealed in a police report. 

According to the police report, Hall was investigated on June 5 for assault with a weapon, specifically a “knife/cutting instrument,” as detailed in the report. He was also accused of strangulation of a partner or family member, which allegedly took place at his home and included “personal weapons.” 

Two witnesses are listed in the police report. 

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The revelation of this police report comes as the latest in a series of controversies surrounding Hall. On May 11, Hall was arrested for driving while under the influence. While Hall tested 0.00 during a blood alcohol test at the stop, he performed “very poorly” during a field sobriety test. Hall blamed his symptoms on a Vitamin D deficiency.