Six Christians who attend church in Wayne were arrested for evangelizing in a park in Jersey City, Christian News Network reported Monday.
The six people are members of Bread of Life Fellowship, an independent group of believers that meets for regular Bible studies in North Jersey homes. The group meets at Calvary Gospel Church for Sunday services.
Pastor Joseph LoSardo did not immediately return a phone call for comment.
“We would support them in their involvement in trying to spread the gospel and we’re glad we are able to host them in our church,” said Louis Curcio, Calvary’s pastor.
Curcio said he was unaware of the circumstances behind the situation and declined further comment.
An individual from the group was witnessing to a Paterson resident in Journal Square when a Jersey City police officer reportedly informed them that a permit was required for his activity, CNN reported. The officer told the individuals that they were in a private park and had to leave the city-owned property immediately.
A hearing date has been set for Nov. 23 at the Jersey City Municipal Court.