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Sheffield Church To Hold Prayer Service Tonight

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SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – A leader of a Shoals church said Friday members are devastated over claims about their former music minister.

Sheffield First United Methodist Church will hold a prayer service at 6 p.m. Friday and invited the public to attend.  The church is located at 701 N. Montgomery Avenue.

The minister in question is Oliver Brazelle, 78.  He has not been charged with a crime, but was identified in a news release by the church. 

Friday, church spokesman Billy Don Anderson spoke with reporters in person for the first time.

Anderson said he had a sick feeling all week, and said Brazelle was calm when terminated last Friday.

The information the church says is proof of the inappropriate relationship has been forwarded to police.  Police say no alleged victims have come forward yet. 

WHNT News 19 has tried to reach Brazelle a number of times so he can respond to the church’s claims, but we have been unsuccessful.