Church of the Rock pastor, Geng Zejun, served just over a year after ‘refusing to join state-run Three-Self Church’
Pastor Geng Zejun from the Church of the Rock in in Shizuishan city of China’s Ningxia Hui province was released from prison after more than one year for allegedly conducting Sunday services. (Photo: ChinaAid via Weibo)
Published: March 27, 2023 08:51 AM GMT
Authorities in China’s northwestern Ningxia Hui province have released a Protestant pastor who spent more than a year in custody for allegedly conducting Sunday services for local Christians, according to a human rights group.
Geng Zejun, 51, a pastor of a Protestant house church, the Church of the Rock, was freed from a jail in Shizuishan city, China Aid reported on March 23.
The pastor was emotional as he walked out of the detention center on March 19. A video circulated on social media showed him hugging and weeping with his wife, son, and other Christians who gathered to greet him with flowers.
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